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There’s More to Midland Than Oil

There’s More to Midland Than Oil

While the oil and gas industry dominates Midland’s economy and culture—and permeates it with that familiar ... Read More »

Have Yourself a Merry Little Weekend in the ‘Christmas Capital of Texas’

Have Yourself a Merry Little Weekend in the ‘Christmas Capital of Texas’

Situated a 10-minute TEXRail train ride from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Grapevine is known for ... Read More »

Pack Your Sweet Tooth and Walking Shoes for a Weekend Getaway in Hico

Pack Your Sweet Tooth and Walking Shoes for a Weekend Getaway in Hico

For a town of around 1,500, Hico packs a wallop, drawing in city dwellers who enjoy small-town charm paired with ... Read More »

Paint the Town During a Weekend Getaway in Artistic San Angelo

Paint the Town During a Weekend Getaway in Artistic San Angelo

The frontier era of San Angelo was infamous for its gambling halls, whiskey-filled saloons, and thriving ... Read More »

A Weekend Getaway to the ‘Cowboy Capital of the World’

A Weekend Getaway to the ‘Cowboy Capital of the World’

Cowboy River The underrated Medina River winds through the Hill Country town of Bandera by June NaylorPhotos by ... Read More »

“Dirtbagging” the Public Lands of Texas

“Dirtbagging” the Public Lands of Texas

There are roughly 800,000 acres of federal land in Texas, available for dispersed and primitive free camping. ... Read More »

Spend a 3-Day Weekend in Revitalized Brownwood

Spend a 3-Day Weekend in Revitalized Brownwood

Bringing Back Brownwood A downtown resurgence reinvigorates a World War II-era military town by Paul BrownPhotos ... Read More »

Beyond Oktoberfest: Meet Fredericksburg’s Lesser-Known Traditions

Beyond Oktoberfest: Meet Fredericksburg’s Lesser-Known Traditions

This month, the city of Fredericksburg kicks off its 175th anniversary with a yearlong celebration culminating ... Read More »

Expert Tips for Camping With Your Family, Backpack, or RV in Texas

Expert Tips for Camping With Your Family, Backpack, or RV in Texas

The first time I seriously considered buying an RV was in the aftermath of a family tent camping trip to Kerrville-Schreiner Park ... Read More »

A Guide To the Historic Bridges of Texas

A Guide To the Historic Bridges of Texas

From Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge to the Pecos High Bridge, Texas has bridges that span different landscapes and marvels of engineering. Read More »

There’s a lot to Cheer About in Corsicana

There’s a lot to Cheer About in Corsicana

Corsicana has gotten a lot of attention in recent months due to the hit Netflix docuseries Cheer, which ... Read More »

My Favorite Texas Trip: Two Couples Blaze Through Big Bend Country

My Favorite Texas Trip: Two Couples Blaze Through Big Bend Country

In the fall of 2018, my wife, Eileen, and I invited two friends to the outer reaches of West Texas for our annual couples’ trip. Our pals, Terry and Anne Marie, live in Philadelphia—I came to know Terry when we were roommates at the University of Virginia in the 1960s. While Terry spent some of his high school years in Houston, it had been many years since he’d returned to Texas. While Eileen and I had been to Big Bend twice before (and to other parts of West Texas too many times to count), Terry and Anne Marie had never been. Read More »

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