The Smithsonian’s Traveling Exhibit Is Coming to Texas

February 7, 2024 | By Mary Beth Gahan

It doesn’t carry the name recognition of the Alamo, Nacogdoches, Goliad, or other key players in Texas’ history, but San Augustine in deep East Texas has plenty to boast about.

Why Doesn’t Texas Have an Ice Cream Capital?

July 21, 2023 | By Amanda Ogle

Across Texas, you’ll find festivals, celebrations, special cocktails and menu items, and general merriment over things we’ve designated as capitals: mermaids, strawberries, peaches, kolaches, wildflowers, peanuts, horned lizards, and even walking, just to name a few.

Rock the Float: A Review of Blue Bell and Dr Pepper’s New Summer Treat

May 23, 2023 | By Tyler Smith

Do you know that sinking feeling when you go to see a concert by one of your old favorite bands, only to discover that they insist on eschewing their hits from decades ago and instead play something new or “topical”?

A Springtime Drive Through Flowering Fields in Central Texas

April 11, 2023 | By John Clark

At This Historic General Store Near Brenham, You’ll Want to Overstay Your Welcome

January 27, 2023 | By Kristen O'Brien

Like many good Texas tales, this one begins with the search for Blue Bell ice cream.

One Man’s Heroic Quest to Sample Every Blue Bell Ice Cream Flavor

May 26, 2021 | By Tyler Stoddard Smith

All You Need to Know to Do the Round Top Antiques Show Right

March 24, 2021 | By Jill Coody Smits

If you haven’t scoured the fields during one of Round Top’s miles-long, pastures-deep, overstuffed buying extravaganzas, well then, some may fairly scoff at your shopping chops.

Has Brenham Become the Hamptons of Texas?

August 27, 2018 | By Michael Corcoran

There aren’t enough synonyms for “quaint” in describing Brenham, that rare landlocked town that feels like it should have a lighthouse. Arranged around an Art Deco courthouse which, built in 1939, is one of the newer buildings downtown, Brenham keeps history in its place.

A Cornucopia of Country Charm and Wildflowers in Washington County

March 20, 2017 | By Helen Anders

Without car horns, emergency sirens, or other urban sounds, I felt swathed in silence and didn’t even notice the mooing and clucking.

That’s the bucolic beauty of Washington County, where the Blackland Prairie’s rolling hills are rich in Texas history, picturesque cattle and horse pastures, and fields of colorful wildflowers during springtime. I expected the rural flavor. What I didn’t expect was that Washington County would offer such a wide array of lodging, dining, and activities, from antiques shops to wineries, historical sites, and theaters.

Trip to Bountiful: Texas Highways Wildflower Drives

March 12, 2009 | By Melissa Gaskill

For the enlightened and adventurous traveler, serendipity transforms every trip: Hiking a new trail and rounding a bend to encounter an unexpected vista, journeying to a destination you’ve heard about—or visiting a familiar place with someone who’s never been—without an agenda.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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