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The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

…free-tailed and cave myotis bats swarm out of the abandoned railroad tunnel, spiraling into the dusk above hills that march…

The Wild Extremes Texas Photographers Go To for Thrilling Storm Shots

The Wild Extremes Texas Photographers Go To for Thrilling Storm Shots

…graciously declined credit, he directed the Kansas tornado scenes in Wizard of Oz. Fifty-seven years later, Fort Worth native Bill…

The Lost History of Texas Granite that Never Made it to the Capitol

The Lost History of Texas Granite that Never Made it to the Capitol

…free; the owner of the land where the granite was mined donated it in hopes that it would stimulate railroad

Track to the Future: Train Museums

Track to the Future: Train Museums

At the Museum of the American Railroad in Dallas, dozens of locomotives and train cars illustrate railroading history. This 1967…

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

railroads, passing through the Alsatian community of Castroville, and the wintergarden communities of Hondo (be on the lookout for the…

Trails of Rails

Trails of Rails

…if successful, will own the railroad (excluding tracks and right-of-way) by 2015. The backbone of the new Texas State Railroad

Can the Sugar Land Space Cowboys Help Houston Embrace Its True Nickname?

Can the Sugar Land Space Cowboys Help Houston Embrace Its True Nickname?

…Having grown up in Missouri City, he stressed that his hometown neighbor of Sugar Land is a very long way…

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

…of Tennessee, Missouri, and Arkansas. In recent years, some of the more rigid aspects of their puritanical culture, notably those…

Celebrating Pride Month in Small Town Texas

Celebrating Pride Month in Small Town Texas

…greater than just Amarillo—they’re welcoming people from Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, and of course all over Texas. But it hasn’t…

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

…people with chronic illnesses. The railroad and agriculture also bolstered Boerne’s economy, and the town’s proximity to San Antonio has…

Get in Gear for National Bike Month With These 5 Rides Around Texas

Get in Gear for National Bike Month With These 5 Rides Around Texas

…any Texan. Utilizing decommissioned railroad bed, the mixed-surface trail is still a work in progress, but it will span 130…

An Artful Life

An Artful Life

…its galleries, and she endowed the museum with a family fortune reaped from the Kansas oil fields. Born Jessie Marion…

New Braunfels: Unwind Time

New Braunfels: Unwind Time

…former International & Great Northern, Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific Depot houses the New Braunfels Railroad Museum. Restored in 1986…

Shifting Sands of Monahans

Shifting Sands of Monahans

…for an air base. The tract lay only a mile from Pyote, a stop on the Texas and Pacific Railroad….

True, Texas: What is it? Where is it?

True, Texas: What is it? Where is it?

…next to the railroad, and along with other signs of a thriving community, the Donley County Courthouse soon appeared. The…

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