About Texas Highways

Texas Highways is the official travel magazine of Texas.

As the authority on Texas travel since 1974, Texas Highways provides readers with a curated guide to the state’s cities, small towns, hidden gems, and natural wonders. Stories focus on Texas’ scenic, recreational, historical, cultural, and ethnic treasures accompanied by strong photography highlighting the state’s natural beauty. From the comfort of your living room or at the wheel of your car, Texas Highways is your trusted guide for travel in Texas.

History

Texas Highways was founded in 1953 when the Texas Highway Department (now the Texas Department of Transportation) changed the name of its employee publication from Maintenance and Construction Bulletin. The magazine originally carried articles about highway design, construction and maintenance. But in 1962, a young editor named Frank Lively began adding stories about historical events and places and other topics of general interest. On Lively’s recommendation, the magazine was converted to a travel publication offered to the general public in 1974, and one year later, Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe signed a resolution by the state Legislature naming Texas Highways the official travel magazine of Texas.

Masthead

Director
Joan Henderson

EDITORIAL

Executive Editor
Emily Roberts Stone

Senior Editor
Matt Joyce

Managing Editor
Wes Ferguson

Events Editor
Jane Kellogg Murray

Associate Editor
Kimya Kavehkar

Editor-at-Large
Michael Hoinski

Editorial Coordinator
Cindy Newsom

DIGITAL

Digital Strategies Manager
Peter Obering

MARKETING & EVENTS

Audience Development Manager
Sabrina Ballesteros

Strategic Partnership Manager
Lois M. Rodriguez

Marketing/Gift Shop Manager
Katy Venable

Director
Joan Henderson

Publisher
Andrea Lin

EDITORIAL

Executive Editor
Emily Roberts Stone

Senior Editor
Matt Joyce

Managing Editor
Wes Ferguson

Events Editor
Jane Kellogg Murray

Associate Editor
Kimya Kavehkar

Editor-at-Large
Michael Hoinski

Editorial Coordinator
Cindy Newsom

ART

Creative Director
Mark Mahorsky

Art Director
Ashley Burch

Associate Art Director
Chris Linnen

Photo Editor
Brandon Jakobeit

Contributing Photographers
Michael Amador
Kevin Stillman
Will van Overbeek

Production Coordinator
Raquel V. Sanchez

DIGITAL

Digital Strategies Manager
Peter Obering

MARKETING & EVENTS

Audience Development Manager
Sabrina Ballesteros

Strategic Partnership Manager
Lois M. Rodriguez

Marketing/Gift Shop Manager
Katy Venable

OPERATIONS

Business Manager
Karen Garza

Ancillary Publications Manager
Julie Stratton

Ancillary Publications Coordinator
LaKena Cooks

Accounts Receivable
Ana Perez

Warehouse Manager
Oz Lopez

Publisher
Andrea Lin

ART

Creative Director
Mark Mahorsky

Art Director
Ashley Burch

Associate Art Director
Chris Linnen

Photo Editor
Brandon Jakobeit

Contributing Photographers
Michael Amador
Kevin Stillman
Will van Overbeek

Production Coordinator
Raquel V. Sanchez

OPERATIONS

Business Manager
Karen Garza

Ancillary Publications Manager
Julie Stratton

Ancillary Publications Coordinator
LaKena Cooks

Accounts Receivable
Ana Perez

Warehouse Manager
Oz Lopez


CONTACT US

To be removed from mailing list sales and other customer service needs, contact 800-839-4997.(903-636-1123 outside the U.S.) or customer_service@texashighways.us.

Subscriptions to Texas Highways are $24.95 annually ($39.95 foreign).

Current and back issues available by calling 512-486-5858.

For letters to the editor, write to letters@texashighways.com or Texas Highways, P.O. Box 141009, Austin, TX 78714-1009


ADMINISTRATION

Governor of Texas
Greg Abbott

Texas Transportation Commission
J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., Chair Jeff Austin III, Commissioner Alvin New, Commissioner Laura Ryan, Commissioner

TxDOT Executive Director
James M. Bass

About the Mercantile

Formerly known as the Gift Shop, the Texas Highways Mercantile features True Texas products that celebrate exceptional creativity by highlighting Texas-based artisans and craftspeople. Most of our products are designed and manufactured in the Lone Star State – many of them by hand. We are proud to share what inspires our makers’ creative processes, their journey to small-business ownership, and their favorite places to travel in the state.

The Mercantile is also an official licensed seller for Don’t mess with Texas products.

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