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Driving FM 170

Driving FM 170

lurking menacingly in the oncoming lane. It’s late afternoon, and I’ve watched the dark clouds towering over the Chisos Mountains…

Where Independence Was Won

Where Independence Was Won

largest, most impressive structure possible. It follows the Victorian tradition established in the late 1800s, exemplified in most of the…

Friends with the Devils (River, That Is)

Friends with the Devils (River, That Is)

wander across semi-desert grassland where a classic triad appears: Edwards Plateau meets Trans Pecos meets South Texas Brush Country. And…

Shifting Sands of Monahans

Shifting Sands of Monahans

…prisoner of war camp. Near the end of the global conflict, Pyote Field began handling the larger B-29 Superfortresses. After…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Waco

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Waco

…miles of trails, playgrounds, and limestone bluffs along the Brazos River. On foot, climb to the top of Jacob’s Ladder…

Texas Grit: How the Dust Bowl Changed the Course of History in the Texas Panhandle

Texas Grit: How the Dust Bowl Changed the Course of History in the Texas Panhandle

blistered the Great Plains with blinding dust storms and agricultural losses—stands out for its exceptional hardship and lasting legacy. Places…

An Intverview with Elmer Kelton

An Intverview with Elmer Kelton

…Texas can be pretty off-putting. Dry, flat land, blowing sand, and these long droughts that we have. But if you’re…

Chain of Jewels

Chain of Jewels

to scuba dive in Lake Travis, and later camped with college friends at Inks Lake State Park and at Black…

Quirky Quarters

Quirky Quarters

…be, playing with different ideas,” Lambert says. “One day, we just decided to go for it and open our doors…

Fort Worth: How Now, Cowtown?

Fort Worth: How Now, Cowtown?

…and decorated cookies at J. Rae’s Bakery, yoga classes at Bikram, wine tastings at Times Ten Cellars, fajitas at La

Trip to Bountiful: Texas Highways Wildflower Drives

Trip to Bountiful: Texas Highways Wildflower Drives

…lunch at Shady Glade, which also overlooks the lake; Shady Glade is known for homemade pie (open Thursday-Sunday). Heavily wooded…

Alpine’s Edge: A Gateway to Big Bend

Alpine’s Edge: A Gateway to Big Bend

…the most authentic Alpine stay, check into the Historic Holland Hotel. The Holland isn’t the only hotel in town, but…

Paris, Anyone?

Paris, Anyone?

…the photogenic Plaza Theatre. Across the street, at the downtown plaza, the 1927 marble Culbertson Fountain gently bubbles away. Around…

Where’s Martha? (Marfa)

Where’s Martha? (Marfa)

…by such eminent artists as Claes Oldenburg, Dan Flavin, and John Chamberlain, whose works are now permanently installed in open…

Dallas Reinvented

Dallas Reinvented

building features a 54-foot-long escalator encased by a 150-foot-long glass rectangle on the museum’s south face. Riding up the escalator,…

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