Catch a Show at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Only Theater

May 17, 2024 | By

The only free-standing theater designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright ever built is located in Dallas’ Oak Lawn neighborhood.

Experience Denton in North Texas Like a Local

April 24, 2024 | By

How Mesquite Became the Rodeo Capital of Texas

March 29, 2024 | By

A Tour Through Texas’ Doughnut Capital

March 22, 2024 | By Ramona Reeves

Who Needs Venice When There Are Gondolas in Irving?

March 8, 2024 | By Amanda Ogle

Gliding across Lake Carolyn in Irving, I sip a flute of sparkling cider while watching suburbia unfold around me.

Longtime North Texas Chain El Chico Serves Warm Memories

February 23, 2024 | By Eric Webb

The Total Solar Eclipse by the Numbers

January 26, 2024 | By Asher Elbein

A Pittman Pilgrimage: Touring Texas’ First Practicing Black Architect’s Work

January 19, 2024 | By Alex Temblador

As I walked toward the Joshua Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Waxahachie, I noticed a blackbird on the roof fluffing its feathers.

What to Do in Texas in 2024

January 12, 2024 | By TH Staff

Inside the World’s Most Extensive Dallas Cowboys Museum

January 4, 2024 | By Natalie Weiner

Located on a typical residential block in Arlington, the world’s most extensive collection of Cowboys memorabilia sticks out like a big blue and silver sore thumb.

Frozen in Time at the Great Trinity Forest

January 4, 2024 | By

Where to Stay in 2024: Dallas/Fort Worth and North Texas

January 2, 2024 | By

How the Dallas Cowboys Became Kings of the Broadcast Booth

December 20, 2023 | By Joe Nick Patoski

If you’ve been watching NFL football, the No. 1 show on television, you might have noticed that the role of analyst in the broadcast booth is dominated by former Dallas Cowboys stars.

The Folklore Surrounding the Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie

December 8, 2023 | By Sarah Thurmond

On Christmas mornings, once the flurry of opening presents dies down, my mom always brings out the cookie tray.

Get Your Money’s Worth at these Historic Texas Bank Hotels

October 6, 2023 | By Cynthia J. Drake

If some of Texas’ historic bank-turned-hotel walls could talk, they would tell stories of wealth and loss.

Dallas Celebrates 150 Years of Deep Ellum

September 19, 2023 | By Mary Beth Gahan

A little more than a mile from where Dallas founder John Neely Bryan’s reconstructed cabin marks the first settlement of the city, Elm Street crosses under the Central Expressway and ushers in a different vibe.

Inside the Neon World of Meow Wolf Grapevine

July 18, 2023 | By Amal Ahmed

The Cricket Craze Comes to Texas

July 10, 2023 | By Joe Nick Patoski

A Tour of Texas’ Two Remaining Lesbian Bars

June 27, 2023 | By Genevieve Wood

Miss Football and Friday Night Lights? It’s Time for Texans to Give Rugby a Shot.

June 7, 2023 | By Kameron Dunn

The concourse of Choctaw Stadium filled with rugby fans as lightning illuminated the night sky over Arlington.

Weekend Getaways from Dallas: Weatherford and Coleman

May 30, 2023 | By June Naylor

Find Your Next Summer Getaway

May 30, 2023 | By

Warstic Baseball Bats Are in a League of Their Own

March 30, 2023 | By Matt Adams

The poet Lord Tennyson said spring is the time when “a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” In a way, he was right.

The Restored Hall of State Tells the Story of Texas at Fair Park

March 28, 2023 | By TH Staff

Ruthie’s Grilled Cheese Food Truck Acts as a Resource for At-risk Teenagers

February 28, 2023 | By Annabelle Cokinos

How Dallas Chef Tiffany Derry Went From IHOP Cook to TV Personality

January 24, 2023 | By June Naylor

To watch Tiffany Derry on high-intensity TV cooking competitions is to witness grace under pressure. On cable shows like Top Chef and Bobby’s Triple Threat, the Dallas-based chef makes it look easy—working at lightning speed, nailing each minute element of a nuanced dish, never breaking a sweat.

‘Legacy of Love’ Seeks to Unite All in Dallas’ Oak Lawn Neighborhood

January 24, 2023 | By Dina Gachman

It started with a picture in The Dallas Morning News: an empty patch of unruly grass covered by a sign that read YOUR DESIGN HERE.

For Fans of Christmas Lights, a Carriage Ride in Highland Park Is Peak Holiday Fun

November 30, 2022 | By Andrea Luttrell

I am a Christmas lights devotee. Perhaps it’s because my father, an otherwise outstanding parent, never allowed me and my mother to festoon our suburban house in colorful lights.

Spend a Weekend Getaway at One of These Quirky Vacation Rentals

November 15, 2022 | By Layne Van Vranken

If there’s anything positive that came out of the pandemic, it’s certainly a newfound passion for travel within one’s own state where there are a plethora of creative, quirky, and design-inspired residences to stay in, usually in small towns tucked away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

What Is the Greatest Piece of Art in Texas?

August 25, 2022 | By Michael Agresta

Ancient Mosasaur Discovery Has Us Wondering Where Texas Ranks for Fossils

August 16, 2022 | By Asher Elbein

This spring, an amateur fossil hunter prospecting around the North Sulphur River happened upon a skeleton emerging from a streambed 80 miles northeast of Dallas.

Loud and Invasive, the Monk Parakeet Charmed Its Way Into Texas Almost 50 Years Ago

April 19, 2022 | By John Nova Lomax

If you live along the coast or in any of the big metros of the Texas Triangle, you have seen or at least heard the cries of a monk parakeet.

At ‘Immersive Frida Kahlo,’ Visitors Can See the Famous Mexican Artist In a New Light

April 8, 2022 | By Alex Temblador

As you enter the room and sit down on a chair or cube, you feel Frida Kahlo’s iconic portraits gazing down on you.

Dallas Figure Skater Amber Glenn Talks Olympics and TikTok

January 27, 2022 | By Kimya Kavehkar

When Amber Glenn performs her figure-skating routines, her face radiates with emotion. Her gestures are delicate and expressive, her movements quick and powerful.

The Legacy of Blind Lemon Jefferson in Deep Ellum

November 24, 2021 | By Clayton Maxwell

The Alamosaurus Dwarfs Everything Else at the Perot Museum

November 24, 2021 | By Asher Elbein

How Texas’ Refugee Population Has Enriched Our Culinary Community

October 28, 2021 | By Kayla Stewart

African American Cotton Pickers Day Shines a Light on the Complex History of the Ubiquitous Fiber

October 22, 2021 | By By Clayton Maxwell

This Monday is African American Cotton Pickers Day. Dallas historian Clarence Glover launched the day in 2020 to honor African Americans who’ve never been credited for their labor with cotton.

The Evolution of the South Dallas Neighborhood

September 23, 2021 | By Robert Wilonsky

At the African American Museum in Dallas, an Exhibit Honors Black Men who Shaped the World

August 9, 2021 | By Regina Burns

Cary Fagan says he was shocked to receive an email from the Smithsonian Institution in 2018 inviting him to participate in its exhibit, Men of Change: Power.

To Preserve a West Dallas Neighborhood’s History, Artstillery Performs in Its Shotgun Houses

June 21, 2021 | By Michael Hurd

How an ‘88 Cadillac Led a Former Dallasite to the Love of His Life

April 29, 2021 | By Paul Kix

How I Overcame My Fear of Texas’ Turbulent Weather

April 7, 2021 | By Jennifer Epperson

Lesser-Known Works by Frida Kahlo Get Their Time to Shine at Dallas Museum of Art

March 1, 2021 | By Heather Brand

Frida Kahlo’s life and art have taken on mythic dimensions since her death in 1954. During her lifetime, she suffered the physical ravages of polio, a spine-shattering bus accident, and a tumultuous marriage to the Mexican painter Diego Rivera, all of which manifested in her art, sometimes in a symbolic fashion.

The Big G in the Big D

February 19, 2021 | By

Zac Crain, an editor for D Magazine, doesn’t remember choosing to become a fan of the Dallas Mavericks.

PGA Champion Lee “Super Mex” Trevino Explains the Secret Behind Texas’ Great Golfers

January 28, 2021 | By Jaime Aron

Most stories about Lee Trevino start the same way because the tale is so compelling: Raised in a Dallas shack without plumbing or electricity, he dropped out of school at 14 to work at a nearby golf course.

How Bonton Farms Fed Its Community During COVID-19

November 28, 2020 | By John Lumpkin

COVID-19 unfolded as I was reporting a story about Bonton Farms for the December 2020 issue of Texas Highways. I got to witness first-hand how this business, which you can get a primer on in my article, handled the pandemic speedily and carefully.

The Infinite Bling of Neiman Marcus, a Dallas Tradition for 113 Years

November 26, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

The founders of Neiman Marcus first considered investing in Atlanta’s upstart Coca-Cola Co. before deciding to open a specialty store in downtown Dallas in 1907, according to family lore.

My Hometown: Customers from Across the State Visit Morrow’s Barber Shop in Terrell

November 26, 2020 | By Regina L. Burns

South Dallas’ Bonton Farms Helps Close the Gap in a Food Desert

November 24, 2020 | By John Lumpkin

What Do We Really Know About Bonnie and Clyde and Their Legacy in Dallas?

September 24, 2020 | By

On the 30th Anniversary of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Death, a Dallas Memorial Nears Completion

August 27, 2020 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Thirty years doesn’t seem that long ago when Stevie Ray Vaughan comes to mind. The memories are too fresh: driving to work and muttering to myself about not getting a callback from Hanna Bolte, the publicist who was supposed to be setting up a phone interview with Stevie and his brother, Jimmie, in anticipation of their collaborative album Family Style; then walking into the office and hearing the terrible news.

Photographer Mabry Campbell Gives a New Perspective on Familiar Texas Landscapes

August 27, 2020 | By Mabry Campbell

Small-Town Business Spotlight: COVID-19 Inspired One DeSoto Restaurant Owner to Rebrand

August 14, 2020 | By Olivia Huntley

For the Peaceful ThaiBinh owner ThaiBinh Ho, having a vegan restaurant was always his plan—but he didn’t want to compete with another vegan eatery located in the same plaza. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, the other restaurant scaled down and eliminated its vegan offerings. Ho saw an opportunity to fill the gap.

Texas-Based 7-Eleven Mastered the Art of Curbside Service a Century Ago

August 10, 2020 | By Joe Nick Patoski

From the 1920s to the ’60s, the Dallas convenience store chain made its name delivering good to customers’ cars. During COVID-19, the antiquated service as made a major comeback.

Souvenirs Keep the Memories of Past Travels Alive During Quarantine

June 9, 2020 | By Babs Rodriguez

Dallas’ EarthX Celebration Rolls Out Online This Week with Speakers, Movies

April 20, 2020 | By Pam LeBlanc

The event drew 177,000 people to Fair Park last April, but COVID-19 is pushing this year’s event online.

How a Dallas Artist Turns Pressed Flowers into Beautiful Keepsakes

March 15, 2020 | By Leslie J. Thompson

Fireworks Over Dallas’ Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

December 27, 2019 | By

Q&A with Amarillo Author Jodi Thomas About Her New Texas Historical Christmas Novel

November 13, 2019 | By June Naylor

A Texas Kind of Christmas, a new historical romance novel by Rachael Mills, Celia Bonaduce, and best-selling Amarillo author Jodi Thomas, takes readers back to Christmas Eve, 1859

Take a Moment and ‘Think’ with Dallas Public Radio Host Krys Boyd

October 31, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Tune in to your local public radio station around lunchtime on a weekday and you’re likely to hear the dulcet voice—and sharp questions—of Krys Boyd. The host and managing editor of Dallas-based KERA’s Think delivers a one-two punch of mellow curiosity and deeply considered topics in her two-hour interview show. While she’s hosted big-name guests like actor Bryan Cranston and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, the most fascinating episodes often cover topics outside of the 24-hour news cycle. Boyd has tackled everything from spelling bees to failed spy techniques.

Vintage Photo: Gone Fishing

October 31, 2019 | By

World War I is over, and the Jazz Age is on. Prohibition is the law of the land. Bootleggers are running booze, flappers are pushing social mores, and the Great Depression is brewing. None of that concerns Johnny and James Hayes, though. All they can think about is a giant catfish. Everything about this photo, taken by their father, Dallas Times Herald photographer James (Denny) Hayes, is period-perfect: the knickers, the caps, the cans of worms, and the cane poles. While we don’t know where in Dallas the photo was taken, the city—home to about 200,000 then—was growing rapidly. It’s a Texas that no longer exists, a place of sweet memories. Both boys later became photographers themselves. But on this day, there are fish to be caught, and little else matters.

5 Mouthwatering Chef-Inspired Eats at Texas Stadiums

September 24, 2019 | By Phil West

Root, root, rooting for the home team works up a mighty hunger. At some stadiums around the state, the snacks have become bigger, bolder, and more ridiculous—take for example the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park in Arlington, which debuted a 2-pound chicken tender on its 2019 menu. But some arenas attempt to make their offerings ambitious in a different way, even scoring notable Texas chefs to create menu items.

Live (and Sleep) Like the Ewings at Southfork Ranch, Home of the ‘Dallas’ TV Show

September 19, 2019 | By June Naylor

Forever Resorts is betting that guests will pay a pretty penny to inhabit the place, if just for a night or two. A new package, dubbed “Live and Dream Like a Ewing,” allows for up to six people to stay overnight at the big, white ranch home in the hamlet of Parker,

On the Magic of a Hotel Bar

August 29, 2019 | By Michael J. Mooney

Russian Banya in Carrollton Is the Only Spa-Restaurant of Its Kind in Texas

August 21, 2019 | By Veronica Meewes

While traditional bathhouses are much less widespread this days, there are still places where you can take part in the age-old tradition of not just getting clean but also being cleansed. At Russian Banya in the Dallas suburb of Carrollton, a Slavic feast follows intensive sauna sessions. The bathhouse and restaurant is the only one of its kind in Texas.

Exhibit at George W. Bush Center in Dallas Explores Texas Presidential Escapes

August 19, 2019 | By John Lumpkin

As visitors this summer to the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas will discover, presidents seize opportunities to depart Washington, D.C. The Center’s exhibit on presidential retreats, which runs through Oct. 6, highlights Camp David and three Texas-related venues: LBJ Ranch in the Hill Country, George and Laura Bush’s Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford and the Bush family compound, Walker’s Point, in Kennebunkport, Maine, as well as identifying other getaways, including Harry Truman’s Florida White House in Key West, Herbert Hoover’s rugged Rapidan Camp in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains or a succession of presidential yachts.

This Fall, the Perot Museum in Dallas Will Display the Fossils of Early Human Relatives From South Africa

July 29, 2019 | By Meara Isenberg

The ancient fossils—some dating back 2 million years—have never before left South Africa for public display. “They’re an important part of research right now around paleoanthropology and trying to understand our human story,” says Perot Museum CEO Linda Silver says.

Summer For Procrastinators: Honky-Tonks in Dallas

July 25, 2019 | By Anna-Kay Reeves

Where to indulge your Urban Cowboy fantasy in the heart of the big city

This June’s Texas Dance Hall Tour Showcases DFW Halls

May 29, 2019 | By Paula Disbrowe

Chances are you’ve spotted an old dance hall while cruising the backroads of Texas. At first glance, the large weathered structures of corrugated metal and sun-bleached wood may appear abandoned. Even their names—Tin Hall Wallis, Martinez Lodge, Farmer’s Daughter—are reminders of another era. But for music lovers who spend their weekends swinging in pearl snaps and ruffled dresses, historic Texas dance halls are cathedrals of culture, enchanted refuges from weekday demands.

James Beard Award-Nominated Chef David Ugyur Conjures the Spirit of Italy at Lucia in Dallas

April 25, 2019 | By June Naylor

At Lucia, one of the most coveted dinner reservations in Dallas, Jennifer and David Ugyur conjure the spirit of their journeys through Italy. If you look closely, you’ll notice David’s international driving permit from one of their trips framed on the wall. Beyond inspiring the décor, a laid-back, European sidewalk café vibe permeates the Bishop Arts District space.

In Dallas, Touring Exhibition at the Crow Museum Features Japanese Ceramics

March 11, 2019 | By Regina Burns

A new touring exhibition at the Crow Museum of Asian Art is bringing a revered collection of contemporary Japanese ceramics to Texas for the first time. 

6 Texas-Size Eating Challenges

December 21, 2018 | By Laurel Miller   Illustrations by: Shaw Nielsen

Texans are never ones to back down from a challenge—even so, these six food competitions from across
the state are pretty daunting. From 4.5-pound steaks to 20-scoop sundaes, Texas has enough gut-busting contests to keep competitive eaters and curious, hungry folks satisfied—or potentially sent into a food coma.
Consider the following restaurants and festivals worthy of a detour the next time you’re feeling a bit peckish.

Relive Dallas’ Glamorous Past at Three Newly Renovated Classic Hotels

December 19, 2018 | By June Naylor

Stories of Dallas’ glamorous past unfold at three classic hotels where recent, significant updates make them as relevant as some of their much younger and flashier counterparts. To spend time exploring The Adolphus, The Stoneleigh, and The Statler is to appreciate the ways old becomes new again and to understand how these vintage jewels first shaped the Big D into an enjoyable place to visit.

Do Millennials Take Baths?

December 17, 2018 | By TH Staff

It appears millennials prefer showers over baths, at least when they’re staying at a hotel. And to please this growing demographic of travelers, some hotel companies in Texas and beyond are renovating their bathrooms to replace bathtubs with showers.

Holiday-Themed Pop-Up Concept Coming to Texas Bars

November 19, 2018 | By Kimya Kavehkar

While most of us might be too old to sit on Santa’s lap, that doesn’t mean we’ve outgrown holiday merriment. For a warm glow within and without, make plans to stop by Miracle, a pop-up concept coming to five Texas bars this season. Miracle transforms watering holes in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Galveston into full-blown holiday wonderlands with nostalgic, kitschy décor and themed specialty cocktails Nov. 23 through Dec. 29. The concept debuted in New York City in 2014 and now has 80 locations internationally.

Where to Stay in Dallas

October 4, 2018 | By

How the Indie Bookstore Interabang Books Became the Hub of Dallas’ Literary Scene

July 24, 2018 | By Jennifer Babisak

A long-smoldering literary scene is catching fire in Dallas, with its book festivals, writing conferences, and poetry readings, not to mention a resident first lady in Laura Bush who founded both the Texas and National book festivals. But the dearth of independent bookstores in a city known for its vibrant retail scene always put a damper on its bookish aspirations—until now.

Exhibition Coming to the African American Museum in Dallas Will View Jefferson’s Monticello Through the Eyes of Slaves

June 19, 2018 | By Julia Jones

An upcoming museum exhibit in Dallas will explore life on one of the nation’s most historic plantations—from the perspective of slaves who lived there.

Dallas’ African American Museum will debut the newly updated Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty in mid-September, the museum announced this week. The exhibition will feature more than 300 works of art, documents, and artifacts.

Texas Highways Top 5 Most-Read Stories of 2017

December 27, 2017 | By

As 2017 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the 5 most-read stories of the year.

Daytripper: 12 Hours in Dallas

June 15, 2017 | By Chet Garner

I love trippin’ small towns, but sometimes a traveler has to go big. That’s exactly what I did on a recent trip to Dallas, better known as Big D.

Big Beers in Big D

April 17, 2017 | By Bill Tucker

The craft beer scene continues to thrive in Texas, and Dallas is no exception. Twenty-seven of Texas’ 189 breweries and brew pubs call the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex home, according to The Brewer’s Association, a national organization dedicated to promoting independent American brewers.

The Brooklyn of Texas

January 12, 2017 | By MIchael Corcoran

It’s not a suburb, but a borough. Not an extension, but a separate township, at least spiritually.

Art Deco Achievement

August 1, 2016 | By Laura Samuel Meyn

Let’s say you’re among the millions of people who visit Fair Park in Dallas for the State Fair of Texas each year.

Eat Well, Laugh Often, Love Much

April 15, 2016 | By Christine Gardner

Italians have a saying, “Mangia bene, ridi spesso, ama molto”—Eat well, laugh often, love much. This approach to life also sums up the 50-year history of Jimmy’s Food Store in east Dallas, where an extensive inventory of Italian foods and attentive customer service spearheaded by owners Mike and Paul DiCarlo make each customer feel like part of the family.

Canoeing the Trinity

February 24, 2016 | By Karen Wallace

What a delight to be able to canoe down the Trinity River with its stunning contrasts of the sights and sounds of Dallas and the bucolic scenes of nature.

Ready, Set, Start

October 13, 2015 | By June Naylor

Running errands in Dallas, Mom and I realize we’re both thirsty and famished. Our busy day, with its lengthy to-do list, doesn’t allow for the leisurely lunch we typically enjoy.

The City Insider

August 17, 2015 | By

Writers for Texas Highways cover a lot of ground. With more than a quarter-million square miles and some 3,000 communities in play (including six of the country’s most populated cities), we’ve got our work cut out for us.

Urban Scapes

August 14, 2015 | By Melissa Gaskill

Get out of the office. Flee that marathon meeting. Park your car. Exit the laundry room.

Itchin’ for Fried Chicken

August 6, 2015 | By Matt Joyce

Before opening his restaurant Chicken Scratch in Dallas, Chef Tim Byres and a couple of friends made a five-day, 2,500-mile road trip across parts of the South and Midwest on a quest for chicken-fried inspiration.

A Texas Bucket List

April 12, 2015 | By Michelle Burgess

In a few weeks, I’ll become a first-time grandmother when my daughter gives birth to a son, who will go by the name of Bowen.

Bar-B-Que Renaissance

March 11, 2015 | By

Dallas is well known as the home of innovative chefs like Stephan Pyles and Dean Fearing, landmark restaurants like the Mansion, and a culinary climate of innovation that goes back to the days of the famed Helen Corbitt at Neiman Marcus’ Zodiac Room.

Magnetic Art

December 12, 2014 | By Clayton Maxwell

Clearly I am not the only one who yearns to bring a bit of Spain back to Texas.

Start it Up!

September 11, 2014 | By June Naylor

On a sunny Saturday afternoon at Trinity Groves, the spectacularly busy dining and retail development at the foot of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in West Dallas, the mood is that of a holiday in the park.

Fearing’s at the Ritz

June 17, 2014 | By June Naylor

Dean Fearing strides across the dining room from his kitchen inside The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dallas, delivering an appetizer of Texas Carpaccio to a couple enjoying a lavish dinner.

The Texas Cheese Tour

June 17, 2014 | By June Naylor

My first taste of the Texas cheese renaissance came at a farmers market in Dallas, where I nibbled a bite of Veldhuizen Texas Farmstead Cheese from Dublin.

The Ewing Way

March 15, 2014 | By Ramona Flume

About 30 years ago, a trailblazing soap opera about a greedy, glamorous, and volatile Texas family captivated millions of viewers around the globe.

Bloomin’ Fun

February 24, 2014 | By Diane Geiser

My husband and I fell in love with the Dallas Arboretum through years of snapping photos of our four kids tucked among tulips and propped on pumpkins.

Texas Top 40 No. 31, Dallas/Fort Worth

February 4, 2014 | By

Like fraternal twins with different personalities, the North Texas cities of Dallas and Fort Worth—roughly 30 miles apart by car or train—offer almost everything a traveler could want in an urban vacation, from outdoors adventures to art, history, fine dining, nightlife, and museums.

Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations

December 3, 2013 | By


Last fall, we asked Texas Highways readers to share their favorite places in the state for our Texas Top-40 Travel Destinations.

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