Oh, the places we have been! Texas Highways is so proud to represent the Lone Star State, and we love sharing the many ways there are to make your travels memorable. Here’s a recap of what we’ve shared in 2015.
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Our stories cover all aspects of enjoying the state – from new places to explore to new ways to explore old places. We add elements of history, the food, events, the people and more because so many elements factor into and enhance your travel experiences.
There’s much more, but here are a few highlights:
January – Treat yourself and retreat for the New Year!
Soothe your mind, body and spirit at Hilltop Gardens in the Rio Grande Valley
East Texas Piney Woods and its historic role in tranquility and timber.
Texas’ prehistoric trail that connects museums and archaeological sites
The music of country-soul band Shinyribs
Port Arthur’s mix of culture and the coast.
February – Where to eat, hike, sip and stay in Big Bend
Exploring the Mesa de Anguila
Taking in the luxuries of Big Bend
Join us as we spotlight little-known canyons of Big Bend
Starry nights at Big Bend Ranch
Big time brew in Big Bend
March- Campfire Cuisine
Visit Washington on the Brazos for a celebration of Texas’ independence
See the blooming dogwoods of Palestine
Learn the art of campfire cooking
April – Wildflower Drives
Wildflowers galore. Our annual issue celebrates the beautiful blooms and some don’t-miss wildflower road trips.
Discover the lure of Llano
Bust a gut laughing at Austin’s Esther’s Follies
May – Summer Groovin’
Retro Retreats offer nostalgic comfort
Houston’s centerpiece – Hermann Park
Free and cheap on South Padre Island
Scenic solitude at Lake Somerville
June – Sand, Surf, Seafood and Sunrises
Hello Beach! Examining beach communities from South Padre Island to Bolivar Peninsula
Shipwrecks in the Gulf? We check it out.
The reptilian grace of Texas’ sea turtles
July – A Tribute to the Great Lakes of Texas. From recreation, drinking water and flood control, lakes are essential. Plus 13 premier Texas lakes
Kid-friendly excursions on the DART
Caddo Mounds and the original Texans
August – Guide to fun after sundown. Escape the heat– from swimming in darkness to communing with nocturnal creatures
Photo tour of vintage Texas neon signs
War and remembrance at Fredericksburg’s National Museum of the Pacific War
September – People, places and wide-open urban spaces– some of the folks that help make this state so great
Texas Highways writers share some of their favorite city spots
City parks that offer an oasis for urbanites
San Antonio’s reclaimed bird paradise
We shed light on the forgotten conflict and the Rio Grande Valley’s Civil War Trail
October – The Great State Fair and The Valley’s Secret ResacasThe State Fair of Texas kicks off
Lakes Less Paddled: Rio Grande Valley’s resacas
Mission’s National Butterfly Center
Old West ghost tales at Fort Concho
Vintage travel along the Bankhead Highway
November: Comfort Food! Readers’ Favorite Restaurants
Comfort comes in many flavors
Autumn hike in the Hill Country
Old-fashioned fun in Mount Vernon
December – Winter Wonders
Galveston aglow for Winter
Winter Whitescapes from the West
Davis Mountains horseback adventure
Holiday getaway to Waxahachie
We look forward to 2016 and new adventurous trips in Texas. We hope you’ll join us!