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National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature

National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature

The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature opened in 2000 to showcase the work of storybook artists ... Read More »

The Daytripper Visits the Antiquing Outpost of Round Top for Texas Antiques Week

The Daytripper Visits the Antiquing Outpost of Round Top for Texas Antiques Week

It may be one of the smallest incorporated towns in Texas (official population: 90), but don’t let that fool ... Read More »

History, Art, and Colorful Fall Foliage Distinguish the Great Plains Town of Canadian

History, Art, and Colorful Fall Foliage Distinguish the Great Plains Town of Canadian

Not far from the banks of the Canadian River, tucked among the River Valley Pioneer Museum’s artifacts of Panhandle Read More »

Help Yourself to Sausage, Biscuits, and a Side of History at the King Ranch

Help Yourself to Sausage, Biscuits, and a Side of History at the King Ranch

My kids know I’m happy to travel for a meal, particularly when huevos are involved, but in their minds, this was ... Read More »

Explore Frontier Life in San Antonio at the Yturri-Edmunds Home

Explore Frontier Life in San Antonio at the Yturri-Edmunds Home

Before the first railroad line reached San Antonio in 1877, the villa was known as “the city of adobes,” according ... Read More »

Any Day Above Ground Is a Good One at the Quirky National Museum of Funeral History

Any Day Above Ground Is a Good One at the Quirky National Museum of Funeral History

For the past eight years, the treasury of exhibits about the cultural practices and traditions surrounding death ... Read More »

Ray Wylie Hubbard Revisits the Snake Farm That Inspired His Famous Song

Ray Wylie Hubbard Revisits the Snake Farm That Inspired His Famous Song

Any good songwriter knows when the muse strikes, write it down. For Ray Wylie Hubbard, it was maybe the 10,000th ... Read More »

Has Brenham Become the Hamptons of Texas?

Has Brenham Become the Hamptons of Texas?

There aren’t enough synonyms for “quaint” in describing Brenham, that rare landlocked town that feels like it ... Read More »

The Daytripper Explores Nocona’s Leatherworking Roots

The Daytripper Explores Nocona’s Leatherworking Roots

I don’t go trippin’ to North Texas as much as I’d like to, so in the hopes of finding a new adventure I hopped on ... Read More »

Gladewater Offers Walkable Shopping and Dining in East Texas’ Antique Capital

Gladewater Offers Walkable Shopping and Dining in East Texas’ Antique Capital

With its old buildings, passing trains, vintage shops, and faded storefronts, Gladewater can seem like a relic from Read More »

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