Clayton Maxwell

Find Adventure in Texas’ Lesser-Known State Parks

May 2, 2023 | By Clayton Maxwell

Editor’s Note: On the Road Again

April 29, 2021 | By Emily Roberts Stone

After a year of staying close to home, many of our writers got back on the highway for the first time to report the stories for our annual Road Trip Issue.

From the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley: In Search of What Unites Us As Texans

April 29, 2021 | By Clayton Maxwell

Small-Town Business Spotlight: No Stranger to Hard Times, Salado Pivots to Stay Afloat During the Pandemic

August 10, 2020 | By Clayton Maxwell

Mr. Van Bibber made me do it. I had to order his Strawberry Kiss dessert, the Stagecoach Inn Restaurant’s piece de resistance that beckons travelers to Salado just to dip their spoon into this ice cream topped merengue confection slathered in strawberry sauce.

New Album From Sarah Jarosz Reflects on Her Texas Roots and Hometown of Wimberley

June 4, 2020 | By Clayton Maxwell

When concert halls are closed and the energy of live music is off limits, World on the Ground, Sarah Jarosz’s meditation on her Texas roots in Wimberley, is music to turn up loud and let fill the walls of your home.

My Favorite Texas Trip: On a Fayette County Prairie, a Saint for These Times

May 26, 2020 | By Clayton Maxwell

In Dubina, the first Czech settlement in Texas, a simple white wooden church stands alone amid the Blackland Prairie and backroads of Fayette County.

Counting Down: An SMU Historian Studies the Origins of Our New Year’s Eve Traditions

December 30, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell

The countdown to midnight on New Year’s Eve feels like a tradition as old as Father Time.

On the Trail of Cabeza de Vaca, Texas’ First Travel Writer

December 27, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell

Soar Across the State Aboard The Texas Eagle

December 27, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell

A Travel-Loving Mom Shares Her Road Trip Wisdom with Her Teenage Daughter

February 28, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell

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