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.

Holidays with Gruene’s Cowboy Kringle: Meet the Man Behind the Beard

November 17, 2021 | By Sarah Thurmond

When you’ve played Santa Claus for as long as Gene Davis has, you get accustomed to the occasional crying child, pullings of the beard, and unusual Christmas present request.

Escape the Crowds at These 5 Small-Town Holiday Light Spectaculars

November 27, 2019 | By MM Pack

5 Romantic Places in Texas to Spend Valentine’s Day

February 6, 2018 | By

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, the Texas Highways editors wanted to know: What are the most romantic places in the state?

It’s art in the making at Gruene’s Texas Clay Fest

September 18, 2017 | By Larry D. Hodge

Randy Brodnax gingerly lifts a pot from the glowing kiln interior and places it on a small turntable, rotating it slowly while misting it with water from a spray bottle.

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).

The Gruene Scene

April 20, 2010 | By Lori Moffatt

The Central Texas hamlet of Gruene—first settled in the mid-1840s and now a vibrant tourist destination—celebrates year round, as anyone who wanders into its famous 1880s dance hall or tubes its lazy stretch of the Guadalupe River can attest.

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