April 2024

Vol. 71, No. 4

Like a Local

Experience Denton in North Texas Like a Local

A University of North Texas professor gives a lesson in exploring her hometown

By Nicole Beckley


How Texas Has Led Energy Booms for Over a Century

From oil fields to wind farms, the state is a giant in energy innovation

By John Schwartz


Inside Temple’s New Massive Lettuce-Growing Facility

Revol Greens is upending the state's approach to traditional agriculture with its new operation

By Addie Broyles


Four Texas Hotels and Resorts With Plenty of Star Power

Cap off your night with stargazing at these overnight stays

By Cynthia J. Drake


A Weekend Getaway in the Hill Country Hamlet of La Grange

The small town is more than just the namesake of a ZZ Top song

By Katey P. Outka


The Daytripper Finds Comfort Food and Natural Wonders in McGregor

The sleepy town west of Waco has hosted George W. Bush and Chip and Joanna Gaines

By Chet Garner


The New North Texas Distillery Resurrecting a Vietnamese Spirit

SuTi Craft Distillery outside Fort Worth produces a nearly forgotten kind of South Vietnamese moonshine

By Amanda Albee


One Man’s Quest to Transform the West Texas Desert

An urban dweller seeks to turn unforgiving terrain into a lush forest

By Wes Ferguson

Speaking of Texas

Legendary Wrestler Kevin Von Erich On ‘The Iron Claw’ and His Family’s Legacy

Upon his recent return to Texas, von Erich reflects on life after receiving the Hollywood treatment

By Natalie Weiner

Open Road

The Promise of El Paso’s Magic Landing

An El Pasoan remembers how a much-anticipated amusement park came and went like a desert mirage

By Roberto José Andrade Franco


Pass the Bugs, Please!

Texas chefs, scientists, and agricultural trailblazers are taking a six-legged approach to the future of food

By Julia Jones


Exploring the Cosmos at the Johnson Space Center

A previously unpublished Texas Highways image shows a child with stars in his eyes

By Christopher Collins


The Discovery Science Place Celebrates 30 Years

How the East Texas center created a hands-on STEM experience for kids

By Mary Beth Gahan


Fireflies Set Independence Creek Preserve Aglow

Photographer Kenny Braun could not believe his eyes when thousands of fireflies flooded the sky


When Dinosaurs Ruled the State of Texas

Museums showcase millions of years of history from paleontology excavation sites across Texas

By Asher Elbein

Editor's Note


The April 2024 issue covers the state’s eureka moments, groundbreaking research, and innovative minds

By Emily Roberts Stone

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