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Murals and ‘Ted Lasso’ Billboards Highlight Texans Playing in 2022 FIFA World Cup

Murals and ‘Ted Lasso’ Billboards Highlight Texans Playing in 2022 FIFA World Cup

Three of the 26 players representing the United States Men’s National Team at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar hail from Texas.

Spring Into Action with Day Drives to the Davis Mountains, Rio Grande Valley, and Edwards Plateau

Spring Into Action with Day Drives to the Davis Mountains, Rio Grande Valley, and Edwards Plateau

Whether you’re a Texas history buff or a fan of cowboy culture or an explorer of high-mountain peaks, these spring road trips are just what you need to get away for a day and visit parts of the state you may not normally think of for one-day excursions.

3 Vintage Travel Guides That Ushered in Road Trip Culture

3 Vintage Travel Guides That Ushered in Road Trip Culture

Before GPS, publications like the ‘Blue Book,’ ‘Green Book,’ and WPA’s American Guide series guided travelers through Texas

Dropping in at the Largest Public Skate Park in the Country

Dropping in at the Largest Public Skate Park in the Country

I was born and raised in South Texas. I grew up catching snakes, eating Whataburger, and listening to Waylon, Willie, and the boys. Had I not snuck into a matinee of Back to the Future, there’s a mighty fine chance I would have grown up to be a large-animal veterinarian. But seeing Marty McFly hold onto a Jeep’s bumper while riding his skateboard awoke a profound and unprecedented longing, the inchoate sense that my life was about to open up. Upon leaving the theater, I sold my bicycle to a neighbor kid and used the money to buy my first skateboard. Riding behind cars—technically called “skitching” (skate + hitching)—was less thrilling than I’d imagined, but the simple feeling of four urethane wheels rolling under my feet was liberating. From my first ride, I couldn’t get enough. When I’m skating, the world and all of its trendy distractions, digital diversions, and petty complications fall away. There’s a Zen-like liberation that comes with the intense focus that skating requires, a disconnecting that can feel, forgive me, wholly transcendent. Skateboarding is neither sport nor art. It’s a path, a perspective, and a practice—a habit of being.

Buc-ee’s Joins ‘Don’t mess with Texas’ Anti-Litter Campaign

Buc-ee’s Joins ‘Don’t mess with Texas’ Anti-Litter Campaign

With the announcement that mega-convenience store chain Buc-ee’s is partnering with the Texas Department of Transportation campaign, travelers will see Buc-ee’s familiar baseball cap-wearing beaver mascot helping spread the word against littering.

Why Every Woman Should Take a Solo Road Trip

Why Every Woman Should Take a Solo Road Trip

One sunny morning in July, on an otherwise unremarkable Wednesday, I slide into the driver’s seat of my car and head south. I pull onto the highway, a map of Texas in the passenger seat, like an ancient rune from a time before GPS, and I watch as the billboards turn unfamiliar and disappear. Big-box stores and strip malls turn to metal silos, oil refineries, and wheat fields.

Where to Eat in Amarillo

Where to Eat in Amarillo

Worldwide, Amarillo is probably most famous for The Big Texan Steak Ranch and its free 72-ounce steak (“if eaten in one hour”), a deal promoted on billboards from Arizona to Arkansas.

In Texas City, Boyd’s One Stop Goes Bonkers for Crawfish

In Texas City, Boyd’s One Stop Goes Bonkers for Crawfish

True to its name, Boyd’s One Stop sells just about anything you might need for a day of fishing and relaxing on the Texas City Dike, a roughly 5-mile-long dike built in the early 1900s to protect the Texas City Channel from silting in and crosscurrents. You’ll find drinks, snacks, caps, sunscreen, sunglasses, flashlights, rain slickers, fishing rods, fillet knives, and spice blends.

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