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A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

…to tell how much gas was left in the tank. The farthest I’ve ever boated across Possum Kingdom in all…

The History of Glen Rose Can Be Told Through Its Prehistoric Petrified Wood

The History of Glen Rose Can Be Told Through Its Prehistoric Petrified Wood

…housed a gas station/nightspot and, according to local tradition, a Prohibition-era speakeasy. So alluring is the Sycamore, with its arched…

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

…and motel, gas, and food stop perpetually on the verge of a comeback. Low, flat-topped mesas and buttes give rise…

Texas Humor’s Founder Jay B. Sauceda Considers the Texas Identity

Texas Humor’s Founder Jay B. Sauceda Considers the Texas Identity

…one Sunday morning in Marfa and helped him gas up his plane because I didn’t want him to get his…

The Daytripper Meets the Goat Mayor of Lajitas

The Daytripper Meets the Goat Mayor of Lajitas

…Henry’s “office” is located next to the Lajitas General Store, the only gas station and convenience store in town, where…

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

…it easier to bring in modern farming equipment, not to mention oil and gas.” As railroads stitched their way across…

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

…and onto planes and flocked to her in Las Vegas. After her funeral, I spent five weeks looking after my…

Onera Offers an Opulent Twist on Glamping in Fredericksburg

Onera Offers an Opulent Twist on Glamping in Fredericksburg

…lodging unit has its own gas grill and fire pit, as well as a kitchenette with a refrigerator, a tiled…

Spirit of 66

Spirit of 66

…by a vintage gas truck and orange pumps. With its brick exterior and high, pitched roof, the building resembles a…

The Art, Spiritual Pursuit, & Culture of BBQ

The Art, Spiritual Pursuit, & Culture of BBQ

…interest in places that used electric or gas-fired barbecue ovens. We were looking for the keepers of the flame—the last…

A Fresh Spin on Fayetteville

A Fresh Spin on Fayetteville

…refuel their gas tanks, and then fill their stomachs with monstrous, double-meat burgers from Orsak’s Cafe on the historic square;…

Happiness Comes in Waves: South Padre Island

Happiness Comes in Waves: South Padre Island

…beach outside the Palms Resort, an unassuming two-story hotel with one of the island’s surprisingly few beachfront restaurants. When Wierenga’s

Friends with the Devils (River, That Is)

Friends with the Devils (River, That Is)

…Grande. In 1590, explorer Gaspar Castaño de Sosa called it the Laxas, meaning lax, or having a loose and porous…

Follow the Smoke, South Texas BBQ

Follow the Smoke, South Texas BBQ

…to 85 percent broiled in a gas oven, then finished the last 15 to 20 percent in the smoker for…

Follow the Smoke, North Texas BBQ

Follow the Smoke, North Texas BBQ

…by wood—trained just enough, that is, to convince him his business needed two rotisseries that used gas for heat and…

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