Issue Archives

Texas to-do’s

December 29, 2012 | By Helen Bryant

Sometimes you can spy a whooper or two in the marsh through a free telescope on the refuge’s observation tower.

Vitáme Vás to La Grange

December 29, 2012 | By Chet Garner

Contact the La Grange Chamber of Commerce at 800-524-7264; lagrangetx.org.
While some may only know La Grange for its infamous “chicken ranch” or through the music of bearded rockers ZZ Top, in truth this Texas town has much more to offer.

Scrapdaddy in South Texas

December 29, 2012 | By TH Staff

The saying “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure” certainly rings true for prolific art-car creator Mark David Bradford.

The Light Crust Doughboys

December 29, 2012 | By Gene Fowler

Founded by western swing legend Bob Wills in Fort Worth in 1931, The light Crust Doughboys were originally sponsored by Burrus Mill, the maker of Light Crust Flour.

Swinging into Texas History

December 29, 2012 | By Gene Fowler

“People say that, back in the ’30s and early ’40s, you could walk down any street in Texas and not miss a beat of the Light Crust Doughboys radio program,” says current Doughboys fiddler Jim Baker.

Centering on Abilene

December 29, 2012 | By Melissa Gaskill

Abilene
is on 1-20 about 150 miles west of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Taking it From the Streets

December 29, 2012 | By Lori Moffatt

Elizabeth Street Cafe
1501 S. 1st St., Austin. Call 512-291-2881; elizabethstreetcafe.com.

Rolling Out a New Dawn

December 28, 2012 | By Elena Watts

On December 22, the 100th anniversary of Lady Bird Johnson’s birthday, the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin unveils its redesigned, state-of-the-art museum exhibits after a one-year ren­ovation.

The Scene in Gruene

December 28, 2012 | By Lori Moffatt

Seated at an oak-shaded picnic table overlooking the Guadalupe River, I’m digging into a tenderloin-and-spinach salad at the Gristmill Restaurant in the Gruene Historic District of New Braunfels and wondering what it must have been like here at the turn of the 20th Century.

Four Gruene Game Plans

December 27, 2012 | By Lori Moffatt

Float a stretch of the Guadalupe (arrange equipment and logistics through Rockin’ R River Rides).

The Mother Lode

December 31, 2009 | By Lori Moffatt

About 30 miles south of Waco, near the town of Moody, Mother Neff State Park spreads across 259 acres of limestone hills, Central Texas prairie, and riparian ecosystems—an idyllic setting for birdwatching, fishing, and events such as weddings and family reunions, but especially attractive to hikers.

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