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The Vibrant Legacy of Artist Bill Worrell, Who Drew Inspiration From Ancient Texas Rock Art

The Vibrant Legacy of Artist Bill Worrell, Who Drew Inspiration From Ancient Texas Rock Art

A canoe trip down the Pecos River in 1979 changed the course of Bill Worrell’s life.

Atta Girl: Lucy the ‘Bark Ranger’ Completes Quest to Visit All 95 Texas State Parks

Atta Girl: Lucy the ‘Bark Ranger’ Completes Quest to Visit All 95 Texas State Parks

The title of “bark ranger” comes with great responsibility and even greater dedication. Lucy, my 5-year-old rescue dog, knows this better than most.

Author Joe Lansdale Explains Why East Texas Will Always Be Home

Author Joe Lansdale Explains Why East Texas Will Always Be Home

 
Nobody writes like Joe Lansdale, because Lansdale writes like everybody he knows is dead. Tempering his twisted imagination with a strong social conscience, the wildly inventive and rapid-firing East Texas storyteller is the author of nearly four dozen genre-defying novels and more than 400 short stories.

Sip and Celebrate at Texas Craft Brewers Festival

Sip and Celebrate at Texas Craft Brewers Festival

Texas’ biggest celebration of Texas craft beer—the annual Texas Craft Brewers Festival—returns to Austin’s Fiesta Gardens for an afternoon of tastings, live music, games, and camaraderie.

4 Things to Know in Texas Travel this week – June 26-July 2

4 Things to Know in Texas Travel this week – June 26-July 2

Monday mornings can be difficult. To combat that first-day-of-the-week blues, we’ll give you something to anticipate with highlights of what’s upcoming and new in the world of Texas travel.

Lunar New Year 2017

Lunar New Year 2017

Happy Lunar New Year! Festivals featuring lion and dragon dancers, firecrackers and great food mark the changeover from the Year of the Monkey to the Year of the Rooster.

Texas Highways named ‘Magazine of the Year’

Texas Highways named ‘Magazine of the Year’

Texas Highways magazine won 21 awards, including Magazine of the Year, at the annual International Regional Magazine Association’s conference this week in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Gung Hay Fat Choy,* Y’all!

Gung Hay Fat Choy,* Y’all!

Growing up in Houston in the late Sixties when the Chinese community was much smaller (and inconceivable that Texas’ largest city would one day house the one of the largest Asian populations in the U.S.), I didn’t get to see the massive Lunar New Year street festivals and celebrations that cities such as San Francisco are famous for.

2015 Year in Review

2015 Year in Review

Oh, the places we have been! Texas Highways is so proud to represent the Lone Star State, and we love sharing the many ways there are to make your travels memorable.

Extraordinary Texans

Extraordinary Texans

This year’s lineup of Extraordinary Texans possesses the brio and gratitude of Texans who love what they do.

Out to Sea

Out to Sea

I’m a NatGeo junkie, and I love seeing the magic of nature – pecking order in the primate world, hunting strategies in the wild, the courting calls and dances.

Extraordinary Texans: Margo Martindale

Extraordinary Texans: Margo Martindale

You can take the movie star out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the movie star.

Extraordinary Texans: Armando Hinojosa

Extraordinary Texans: Armando Hinojosa

Front and center on the grounds of the Texas Capitol in Austin, the Tejano Monument’s life-size granite figures include an explorer, a Tejano vaquero astride a horse, a pair of Longhorn cattle, a man and woman, boy and girl, a sheep, and a goat.

Extraordinary Texans: Frederick ‘Fritz’ Hanselmann

Extraordinary Texans: Frederick ‘Fritz’ Hanselmann

Frederick “Fritz” Hanselmann holds many titles with the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University in San Marcos, among them Chief Underwater Archaeologist and Diving Program Director.

Extraordinary Texans: Bill and Sally Wittliff

Extraordinary Texans: Bill and Sally Wittliff

Several years after the death of Texas literary legend J. Frank Dobie in 1964, aspiring writer and photographer Bill Wittliff and his wife, Sally, purchased Dobie’s desk—and with it, 30 boxes of archives that would form the nucleus of today’s Southwestern Writers Collection at Texas State University in San Marcos.

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