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Fall is just around the corner, and what better time than Halloween season to dive into the spooky and paranormal.
A new tour at Natural Bridge Caverns takes visitors up rocky inclines and across slippery ledges into portions of the cave never before seen by the public.
Throughout the United States, many places lay claim to being the “first” or “largest” of their kind.
“At the core, the work I do with Black Austin Tours is to honor my ancestors and give them the humanity they were often denied when they walked this earth,” Wallace says. “More importantly, I want people to know that they were here. That we are here. We weren’t just enslaved people.”
It’s rarely too chilly for a stroll by the sea. Even during the winter, the Texas Gulf Coast enjoys mild weather on most days.
Miles is a former high school history teacher and the owner of Walking Tours of Austin, which specializes in local history. Miles launched his Murder Walk in April 2019, using his considerable storytelling abilities to relay the gruesome story of America’s first serial killer. Known in the press as the “Midnight Assassin” or “Servant Girl Annihilator” (the latter a nickname coined by the author O. Henry, who lived in Austin at the time), the killer took the lives of four Black servant women, one of the servant’s daughters, a Black man, and two white socialites, using axes and knives to hack and stab his victims before lobotomizing most of them with a steel rod.
Before the first railroad line reached San Antonio in 1877, the villa was known as “the city of adobes,” according to an 1887 article in the San Antonio Daily Express. Along with rock, adobe was cited as the most common construction material. Another report in the Express noted that local adobe buildings would “endure forever almost.”
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, the Texas Highways editors wanted to know: What are the most romantic places in the state?