central texas

The Daytripper Finds Comfort Food and Natural Wonders in McGregor

April 12, 2024 | By

Just 18 miles west of Waco lies McGregor, a slow-paced suburb with a charming downtown area.

The Cadillac of Barbecue Smokers Can Be Found in Lockhart

April 11, 2024 | By

Like finely tuned hot rods, the models gleam in the brightly lit showroom. While their designs and styles are all different—some feature shiny chrome that sparkles under the recessed lighting and others bear sturdy black paint and brass accents—they’re all here to inspire and catch fire.

How Muslim Texans Celebrate Ramadan Across the State

April 10, 2024 | By

Nordean Nouiouat moved from Algeria to Texas 25 years ago hoping to give his family a better life.

Hunting for Vinyl at the Largest Record Convention in the U.S.

April 9, 2024 | By

I swore I wasn’t going to buy anything at the Austin Record Convention, the biggest record sale and swap meet in North America.

Preserving Texas German in Its Final Days

March 14, 2024 | By Matt Joyce

Roadside Oddity: The Giant Uvalde Cut-outs

February 15, 2024 | By Sarah Thurmond

Our state is full of novelties, many of which have a peculiar story of how they came to be on their particular bend of the road—and we’re on a quest to tell them all.

Czech Out Tanglefoot Brewing in Temple

November 21, 2023 | By Ruvani de Silva

Saddle Up in Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World

June 27, 2023 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Meet the Grasshoppers Newly Named After Willie Nelson and Jerry Jeff Walker

June 22, 2023 | By Asher Elbein

What’s from Central Texas, makes music, and has a fondness for grass? If you say country music star and Texas treasure Willie Nelson, you’d be right.

Travel Back in Time With a Weekend Getaway in Salado

May 30, 2023 | By Dina Gachman

A Springtime Drive Through Flowering Fields in Central Texas

April 11, 2023 | By John Clark

The Daytripper Finds the Color of Texas in Gruene

January 24, 2023 | By Chet Garner

Tucked along the winding Guadalupe River in the Hill Country is a town that’s much bigger in legend than in size.

The Gault Site in Central Texas Reveals New Details About the Oldest North Americans

November 23, 2022 | By Kathryn Jones

Spring Road Trips : From Kolaches to the Comanche to the Kings Highway

March 8, 2022 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Warm weather has arrived, and so has the urge for adventure. The first of our two-part spring road trips series takes you on three different journeys: a kolache trail that offers two different routes to find the delicious Czech pastry; a drive following the steel arrows that recall the 19th-century era of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker; and an overnight journey following the historic El Camino Real, also known as the King’s Highway.

Follow Texas’ Indigenous Roots Along El Camino Real de los Tejas

November 24, 2021 | By ire’ne lara silva

Monarch Butterfly Season Arrives in Texas With Virtual and In-Person Events

September 28, 2020 | By Kristen O'Brien

Around this time every year, up to 500,000 monarch butterflies start arriving in Texas, migrating 1,600 miles from Canada and the northern United States down south to Mexico, fueling up on nectar from mistflower, lantana, and sunflowers along the way.

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