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The Stories Behind Texas’ Quirkiest Town Names

The Stories Behind Texas’ Quirkiest Town Names

town Town: concentrated group of houses and private and public buildings City: population center larger than a town or village…

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

optimism could lift the spirits of an entire town.” Smith had previously moved to the North Texas town of Anson…

Spring Road Trips: Scenic Drives, the Gulf Coast, Big Bend, and the ‘Eiffel Tower’ Await

Spring Road Trips: Scenic Drives, the Gulf Coast, Big Bend, and the ‘Eiffel Tower’ Await

…a stop. Port Lavaca, 29 miles down the road, has some interesting ruins in its old downtown. For fresh oysters…

Spring Road Trips : From Kolaches to the Comanche to the Kings Highway

Spring Road Trips : From Kolaches to the Comanche to the Kings Highway

…for an hour to downtown Rosenberg, home of the Old Main Street Bakery. From Rosenburg, take US 90A and head…

What a 500-Year-Old Tree Taught Me About Putting Down Roots

What a 500-Year-Old Tree Taught Me About Putting Down Roots

Old Baldy is a 500-year-old bald cypress—“one of the oldest bald cypress trees on public land in Texas,” according to…

Roadside Oddity: How a Champion Baton Twirler Inspired Benavides’ Welcome Sign

Roadside Oddity: How a Champion Baton Twirler Inspired Benavides’ Welcome Sign

…years old, she won her first world championship and later went on to teach the sport around the globe and…

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

…middle of day, wrapped around leaning poles. The small stature of old buildings. A bookshop with its stacks of old

Celebrating Pride Month in Small Town Texas

Celebrating Pride Month in Small Town Texas

…the town was to embrace pride, even in an unofficial capacity, that talks of holding an official celebration picked up…

Boerne’s Hill Country Charm and Texas-German Heritage Fuel a Weekend of Fun

Boerne’s Hill Country Charm and Texas-German Heritage Fuel a Weekend of Fun

the “dodging ducks” pass by. Old World Melodies The Boerne Village Band bills itself as the oldest continuously running German…

OroBianco Cultures Small-Town Texas With the Italian Tradition of Slow Food

OroBianco Cultures Small-Town Texas With the Italian Tradition of Slow Food

…Lombardy’s robiola; and Bluebonnet, a mild, fudgy blue. The latter has been a hit—a “gateway blue,” as Thompson calls it—with…

My Hometown: Presidio Has Been a Frontier Crossroads For Centuries

My Hometown: Presidio Has Been a Frontier Crossroads For Centuries

…the Presidio Independent School District, which is the town’s largest employer. Arian Velazquez-Ornelas moved with her family from California to…

A Caribbean Native Finds a Connection to Home in Corpus Christi

A Caribbean Native Finds a Connection to Home in Corpus Christi

…on my arms and embracing my face. The waves’ incessant lapping at the shore is like an old song, a…

A Century of Recorded Country Music Started With Texas Fiddler Eck Robertson

A Century of Recorded Country Music Started With Texas Fiddler Eck Robertson

Old-time fiddler Eck Robertson circa 1923. Public domain image via Wikimedia Commons. His tombstone is inscribed with “World’s Champion Fiddler,”…

Comedian William Lee Martin Takes His Texas-Bred Jokes to the World

Comedian William Lee Martin Takes His Texas-Bred Jokes to the World

how many towns have great old theaters. TH: Do you notice different responses performing outside of Texas? WLM: I’ve always…

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

…petrified 113-million-year-old footsteps of dinosaurs.1629 Park Road 59.254-897-4588; tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/dinosaur-valley Billy the Kid Museum – Hico The museum displays Old West…

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