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The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

…the Hill Country. Fredericksburg bid for inclusion, but after laying tracks to Comfort, just 20 miles south of Fredericksburg, the…

Who Was the Historic Figure Behind Texas Jack Wild West Outfitter in Fredericksburg?

Who Was the Historic Figure Behind Texas Jack Wild West Outfitter in Fredericksburg?

…feeling inspired, a Fredericksburg shop named in his honor, Texas Jack Wild West Outfitters, offers reenactors and other Old West…

Amid Drought, the Texas Peach Crop Is Arriving Later—and Sweeter—Than Usual

Amid Drought, the Texas Peach Crop Is Arriving Later—and Sweeter—Than Usual

Kristen Restani, manager of Burg’s Corner in Fredericksburg, shows off some of this summer’s crop. Photo by John Lumpkin Better…

Onera Offers an Opulent Twist on Glamping in Fredericksburg

Onera Offers an Opulent Twist on Glamping in Fredericksburg

…refurbished shipping containers—make up Onera, an eclectic collection of overnight quarters tucked in the trees outside of Fredericksburg. Subscribe to…

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

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

…the components, like nut butters and marshmallows, are made in-house for seasonal specialties like Fredericksburg peach, strawberry-­stracciatella, Rocky Road, and…

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

…western end of the Willow City Loop wildflower drive, and Fredericksburg, where all the action can be found on its…

New Finds, Old Faves

New Finds, Old Faves

…that Fredericksburg’s attractions—both the new and the venerable—have become so numerous that one day just doesn’t cut it anymore. Fredericksburg

How Goats Went From Overgrazing Villains to Brush-Clearing Heroes

How Goats Went From Overgrazing Villains to Brush-Clearing Heroes

…says. Hillingdon Ranch is an example of this approach. Located in Kendall County between Comfort and Fredericksburg, the ranch recognized…

The Stories Behind Texas’ Quirkiest Town Names

The Stories Behind Texas’ Quirkiest Town Names

…Bankersmith at the Gillespie-Kendall county border is named for Temple Doswell Smith, who established the First Bank of Fredericksburg in…

In Houston, Crawfish Season Is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

In Houston, Crawfish Season Is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

…the woods. From Mauriceville on the Louisiana border to Fredericksburg in the Hill Country on down to Port O’Connor on…

Polka Music? Czech! Kolaches? Czech! Get Ready for Slavnost in La Grange

Polka Music? Czech! Kolaches? Czech! Get Ready for Slavnost in La Grange

…“You’ve got your Germans in New Braunfels and Fredericksburg, but the Czechs were scattered throughout the countryside,” Hermes says. “If…

A New Book Explores How Psychics Thrived on Texas Border Radio Stations

A New Book Explores How Psychics Thrived on Texas Border Radio Stations

…large red electric sign that read “MAYAN ORDER” stood on Fredericksburg Road, marking the business’ continuation by Mayan Order members…

The National Museum of the Pacific War

The National Museum of the Pacific War

…in the Pacific Theater. (Photo by J. Griffis Smith) Most weekends of the year, crowds flock to Fredericksburg to enjoy…

Holiday Lights: Glimmer, Glitter, Glow

Holiday Lights: Glimmer, Glitter, Glow

…nostalgic time; it brings back so many memories,” said Karen Oestreich, a real estate agent we met in Fredericksburg. “I…

A Coastal Charmer—Rockport

A Coastal Charmer—Rockport

Diners on the rooftop deck of Charlotte Plummer’s restaurant in nearby Fulton can enjoy a view of…

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