The May 2024 cover of Texas Highways Magazine

 

May 2024

Vol. 71, No. 4

Stay

Create Lasting Memories at These Family-Friendly Resorts

From Marfa to Galveston, here are four lodging experiences the whole family will enjoy

By Cynthia J. Drake

Plates

Eaker Barbecue Is Redefining the Smoked Meat Plate

The wine country eatery is more than just a fusion of kimchi and brisket

By Daniel Modlin

Texana

Rescuing Texas’ Once Wild Horses

Sanctuaries across the state provide care for abandoned horses

By Dina Gachman

Daytripper

The Daytripper Braves the Devils River

Swim and see the stars in this remote area of Southwest Texas

By Chet Garner

Getaway

A Weekend Getaway in Historic Nacogdoches

Arguably “The Oldest Town in Texas,” the East Texas city is teeming with historical intrigue

By Clayton Maxwell

Like a Local

A Cascade Caverns Guide Takes Visitors Below Boerne’s Surface

Senior tour guide Brandon McClelland gives the rundown on his hometown

By Nicole Beckley

Drive

Inside the Sport of Texas Rock Crawling

Custom-built 4x4s defy physics as they crawl their way to new heights

By Cameron Maynard

Speaking of Texas

Filmmaker Iliana Sosa Directs Your Attention to Her Native El Paso

The award-winning documentarian was one of three directors chosen for HBO’s God Save Texas

By Dina Gachman

Plates

Mesquite Is the Latest Culinary Darling

Sometimes called a “trash” tree, the woody plant can make for a tasty treat

By Paula Forbes

Feature

Exploring McKittrick Canyon, the Most Beautiful Spot in Texas

The scenic canyon in far West Texas boasts rarefied terrain, a deep history, and stunning views

By Bobby Alemán

Plates

Texas’ Top Female Pitmasters on the Changing Face of Barbecue

The women behind Snow’s BBQ and Barbs-B-Q discuss their success in a male-dominated craft

By Cat Cardenas

Vintage

On Top of the World at Big Bend National Park

This archival photograph shows a pair of Austinites enjoying the view atop the South Rim Trail through the Chisos Mountains

Open Road

A First-Time Surfer Catches a Wave in Galveston

Writer Sarah Hepola attempts to learn how to surf on the Texas Gulf Coast

Sightseer

The Romance of El Paso’s Scenic Drive

Photographer Christ Chávez looks out onto his hometown’s horizon

How to Talk Like a True Texan

You ain't one of us until you pronounce these towns the Texas way

Feature

Are You a True Texan?

Fifty adventures every Texan needs to complete before riding off into the sunset

Editor's Note

Adventure Awaits

For the last year, Texas Highways has been curating a list of 50 True Texas Adventures in honor of our 50th anniversary

By Emily Roberts Stone
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