Exploring the Cosmos at the Johnson Space Center

March 29, 2024 | By

When in Houston, do as the astronauts do. That means investigate moon rocks, attend mission briefings, and see how you fill out a space suit.

Frolicking Among the Bluebonnets at Fort Parker State Park

February 29, 2024 | By TH Staff

This photo from the Texas Highways archives shows a handsome couple—and their handlers—frolicking in a bumper crop of bluebonnets at Fort Parker State Park.

A Texas Bouquet

February 27, 2024 | By TH Staff

This article is from the Texas Highways archive. It first appeared in the June 1974 issue.

June 2019

June 1, 2019 | By

In this issue: An Epic 367-Mile Road Trip Reveals the Best of the Texas Coast, 10 Can’t-Miss Beach Eats of the Gulf Coast, Escape to the Mother Lagoon for a Quiet Coastal Getaway

Great Plains Gallivanting

January 31, 2013 | By Melissa Gaskill

The sky in Lubbock sprawls from horizon to horizon, soaring overhead like the sandhill cranes that pass through twice a year.

Telling the South Texas Story

January 31, 2013 | By Gene Fowler

The freight courier and ox-drawn cart in the entryway of the new Robert J. and Helen C.

What’s Cooking?

January 31, 2013 | By Lori Moffatt

Since I began taking cooking classes a few years ago, I’ve learned how to finely dice an onion with a few strategic knife cuts, how to use a pillowcase as a makeshift salad spinner, and how Elizabethan chefs relied on fleet­footed canines called turnspit dogs to power their rotating barbecue spits.

Love and Lammes

January 31, 2013 | By Mary O. Parker

Austin’s 125-year-old Lammes Candies cranks out about a quarter-million pounds of mouth-watering chocolates each year using ingredients such as peanuts, cashews, roasted almonds, car­amel, orange peels, peppermints, and habanero peppers.

What’s New at the Pearl

January 31, 2013 | By Lori Moffatt

When we first reported on the redevelopment of San Antonio’s former Pearl Brewery site in 2010, the 22-acre complex-at the northernmost navigable point of the San Antonio River-was beginning to fill in with shops, restaurants, and activi­ties ranging from a weekly farmer’s market to cooking classes at the new Texas campus of the Culinary Institute of America.

Life Returns to the Chisos High Country

January 31, 2013 | By Laurence Parent

Wow, That’s Neat!

January 31, 2013 | By Matt Joyce

It’s no secret that Dallas prefers big, bold, and flashy diversions. The new Perot Museum of Nature and Science answers the call, while also mixing in a healthy dose of education and innovation.

Raising the Bar on Chocolate

January 31, 2013 | By Kristy Alpert

Chocolate has become synonymous with the month of February. Like the Aztec Emperor Mont­ezuma, who is said to have drunk more than 50 cups of liquid chocolate daily for its aphrodisiacal properties, those looking to express sweet sentiments or celebrate love have long extolled chocolate in its many forms.

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;
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

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;

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).

Crossroads of Culture

December 27, 2012 | By Randy Mallory

When I think of Winnsboro, I think of fall color … or rather that’s what I used to think.

Outlaws: Tracing a Trail Through Texas’ Lawless Past

December 27, 2012 | By T. Lindsay Baker

Imagine a Texas where air conditioning is unknown, where tiny banks operate in almost every little town, where liquor comes from bootleggers, and where the likes of Clyde Barrow and Joe Newton careen in old-time cars down unpaved roads.

Quirky H-Town

December 31, 2009 | By Carol Barrington

Houston always wows with its sleek skyline, world-class sports venues, myriad cultural options, and revitalized downtown—overall, a very “Now” showcase of energetic sophistication.

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.

Forbidden Gardens

December 31, 2009 | By Sheila Scarborough

To get a sense of the scope and grandeur of the 180-acre Forbidden City in Beijing or the 8,000-plus Terra Cotta Warriors standing ready in their burial pits in Xi’an, you can either spend a lot of time on an airplane—paying $6 for a bland ham sandwich and worrying about deep vein thrombosis—or you can drive to Katy and visit the 40-acre Forbidden Gardens.

Good Afternoon, Isabel

December 31, 2009 | By Helen Bryant

Uncovering Houston’s Chinatown

December 31, 2009 | By Jane Wu

If the essence of a culture can be discovered through its food, no ethnic cuisine fits this notion better than Chinese.

Wild Wild Life

December 31, 2009 | By John and Gloria Tveten

The World of Dorothy Huang

December 31, 2009 | By Jane Wu

“If you blink, you’ll miss it,” chides Dorothy Huang as she tosses cellophane noodles into a sizzling wok.

Twice as Nice!

December 31, 2009 | By Marty Lange

Long a fun, familiar gateway to the Lone Star State, Texarkana partners a fascinating history with multiple modern attractions to make a distinctive destination.

Grape Growers in the Texas Panhandle Combine Passion and Science

December 28, 2009 | By Melissa Gaskill

An Intverview with Elmer Kelton

May 10, 2008 | By Maxine Mayes

The mood in the Boerne Public Library last summer was festive and the atmosphere electric, like that in a roomful of eager fans awaiting the appearance of a rock star.

Let’s Go to Garner!

April 1, 2003 | By Maxine Mayes

On a sweater-cool October day, I stood in Garner State Park in solitude and silence, watching the clear Frio River rolling through, silver sunlight reflecting from the washboard ripples of its shallow stretches.

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