As the U.S. Men’s National Team kicks off its World Cup run in Qatar this week, soccer fans don’t have to travel across globe to explore the foundations of American soccer and the homegrown players who have taken the American game to the world’s biggest stages.
Fort Lancaster still feels like it’s on the frontier. The U.S. military built the fort in 1856 during the California gold rush to protect prospectors and migrants travelling across Texas on the road linking San Antonio and El Paso.
South Llano River State Park, a former goat and sheep ranch that’s now a beloved outdoors playground on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, is getting a new headquarters building, new low-water crossing bridge, and an amphitheater.
Winds of change are blowing in Port Aransas, the once-sleepy Texas beach town that’s been a favorite Gulf Coast getaway for generations, as new developments are displacing some old favorites.
Like many Texans, Kimberly Garza first heard about the Karankawa tribe during her seventh-grade Texas history class in Uvalde.
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.
Better late than never. That sums up the Texas peach crop in 2022. After a slow start this summer, succulent freestones are hitting the shelves of family-owned fruit stands throughout the state in ample supplies that may last through September.
With people once again flocking to live music venues after COVID put a temporary halt to live events, The Redbird Listening Room in New Braunfels is offering music fans the chance to take in Texas music without distraction—no cell phones, no table service, no talking.
Just inside the bright red and yellow entryway arch of Lucky Land in Houston, traditional Asian music plays softly, providing a gentle backdrop to the rustling of trees and bamboo stalks and water splashing in an immense koi pond.
Big Bend National Park‘s soothing hot springs along the Rio Grande is a popular draw for visitors—even during the summer.