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With a Concha Revival Underway, Here’s Where to Get the Colorful Pastries in Texas

With a Concha Revival Underway, Here’s Where to Get the Colorful Pastries in Texas

To everyone who rolled their eyes at the hybrid cronut or the gourmet over-complication of cupcakes in recent years (bakery fads: so many empty calories), we’ve got good news.

The Wild Extremes Texas Photographers Go To for Thrilling Storm Shots

The Wild Extremes Texas Photographers Go To for Thrilling Storm Shots

With major contributions to the two most famous tornado movies of all time, Texans loom over the cinematic subgenre of “films featuring tornadoes.” First, we have Galveston native King Vidor, who survived that city’s great hurricane of 1900.

Participants and Spectators Alike Cheer for the San Antonio River Basin Paddling Race Series

Participants and Spectators Alike Cheer for the San Antonio River Basin Paddling Race Series

For San Antonio canoeists and ultramarathon enthusiasts Marcus Monroe and Ryan Tedrow, racing beneath the skyline of their city has been a “bucket list” item since the River Walk section opened to paddlers last year.

James Beard-Nominated Chef Felipe Riccio Brings the Mediterranean to Houston at March

James Beard-Nominated Chef Felipe Riccio Brings the Mediterranean to Houston at March

Felipe Riccio is having a moment. Last month, the 31-year-old Houston chef was announced as a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: Texas award and is receiving a lot of fanfare for his team’s beautifully designed fine-dining restaurant March, which, as he says, “tells the story of the Mediterranean” through cuisine.

Beyond Oktoberfest: Meet Fredericksburg’s Lesser-Known Traditions

Beyond Oktoberfest: Meet Fredericksburg’s Lesser-Known Traditions

This month, the city of Fredericksburg kicks off its 175th anniversary with a yearlong celebration culminating next May.

Roadside Oddity: The Giant Longhorn Skull of Bandera

Roadside Oddity: The Giant Longhorn Skull of Bandera

Presiding over the southern approach to the rootin’ tootin’ cowboy town of Bandera, fixing its steady-yet-vacant gaze on the Medina River, is a giant polyurethane foam and fiberglass sculpture of a Longhorn skull.

Real Places Conference Resources Page

Thank you so much for attending our session at Real Places! Below are links to the projects and ideas we talked about during the session.

Fall for New Outdoor Art Installations in San Antonio and Houston

Fall for New Outdoor Art Installations in San Antonio and Houston

This season, as people seek to escape the familiar confines of their own homes while practicing safe social distancing, sites in Houston and San Antonio are offering a way to experience art amid the wide-open spaces of the great outdoors.

15 Years After Katrina, Transplanted Cajuns Call Texas Home

15 Years After Katrina, Transplanted Cajuns Call Texas Home

On August 28, 2005, I was a little girl sitting in the back seat for the longest road trip of my life.

Find Lovely Silence, along with Inward Focus and Empowerment, on a Solo Camping Trip

Find Lovely Silence, along with Inward Focus and Empowerment, on a Solo Camping Trip

I grew up camping with my family. We spent long weekends at Texas state parks, where we’d pitch our giant blue canvas tent, belly flop into the nearest lake, and chase fireflies when the sun went down. As a college student, I camped with friends; when I married, my husband and I began backpacking. Until recently, though, I always slept within hollering distance of someone I knew, in case a bear invaded camp or a storm flattened my tent. Then, as part of what I called my “Year of Adventure” a few years ago, I decided to try solo camping.

Small-Town Dispatches: Fredericksburg Wineries Give Back to Frontline Workers

Small-Town Dispatches: Fredericksburg Wineries Give Back to Frontline Workers

Fredericksburg, one of the most tourist-heavy small towns in Texas, has understandably been affected by lack of travel and commerce during COVID-19. One of the area’s biggest industries, wine, has been hit hard as it’s a significant attraction in these parts—more than 50 of the 100-plus Hill Country wineries are in town or the surrounding Gillespie County. Thankfully, wineries are coming up with creative solutions to connect with customers and boost morale.

Hank to the Rescue! The Comical Tales of a Texas Cowdog Are Just What We Need Right Now

Hank to the Rescue! The Comical Tales of a Texas Cowdog Are Just What We Need Right Now

Texas author John Erickson has always had a close rapport with his fans. As the author of the popular “Hank the Cowdog” series of children’s books, Erickson and his wife, Kris, regularly visit schools across the region to read Hank stories and perform music.

Small-Town Dispatches: Granbury Boutiques Recoup Lost Sales Via Online Shopping Events

Small-Town Dispatches: Granbury Boutiques Recoup Lost Sales Via Online Shopping Events

Just southwest of Dallas/Fort Worth, Granbury—a lakeside town typically bustling with shoppers crowding its charming downtown—finds its streets quiet at the moment. But residents are finding ways to continue the convivial nature of the small community at home.

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