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Embracing the Wild Side Through Glamping

February 5, 2024 | By Jennifer Stewart

New and Notable Wineries to Visit on Wine Road 290

October 16, 2023 | By Sallie Lewis

Like fine wine, the Texas wine country is nuanced and ever-changing—and always revealing new depth and character.

The Cabinet Oak Project Celebrates Art, a Historic Tree, and LBJ’s Legacy

April 19, 2023 | By Clayton Maxwell

If only this branch could talk. During a 2020 thunderstorm, a giant limb of a 300-year-old live oak at the Lyndon B.

For a Quick Road Trip, the President’s Ranch Trail Takes You All the Way With LBJ

November 22, 2022 | By Joe Nick Patoski

The Texas Vintage Motorcycle Museum Introduces Johnson City to the Wild Side

August 25, 2022 | By Clayton Maxwell

Nice N Easy Serves Craft Beer and Wine in One of Johnson City’s Oldest Buildings

April 28, 2022 | By Ruvani de Silva

In Johnson City, It’s Out With Midcentury Furniture, In With Vintage Motorcycles

February 19, 2022 | By Clayton Maxwell

If you’ve driven through Johnson City on US 290 in recent weeks, you may have noticed a change at the corner of Main and Nugent streets.

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

November 27, 2019 | By MM Pack

15 Small Texas Towns to Visit Now

July 31, 2019 | By

There was a time when most Texans lived over yonder. But over the past century, the percentage of Texans living in rural areas versus urban areas flipped: Today, 85 percent of us live in cities, while only 15 percent live in the country, according to the Texas Demographic Center.

Catch May’s Second Wave of Wildflower Blooms While You Still Can

May 6, 2019 | By John Lumpkin

This May, the Texas Hill Country is proving there is more than bluebonnets to revere. A second wave of blooms is eclipsing the dazzling bluebonnet crop with prolific Indian blanket, reddish-purple winecup, pinkish primrose, coreopsis, and others. The same combo of rain and sun that produced the bluebonnet displays are benefitting this second wave, as well.

The Science Mill in Johnson City Celebrates its 4th Birthday With a New Exhibit

February 13, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell

The Science Mill, Johnson City’s flagship science museum and education center, is debuting a 1,000-square-foot Aquaponics Greenhouse, which explores how fish and plants growing together in a symbiotic relationship can create healthy food that doesn’t deplete the environment.

A Trip Down the Pedernales River Is Filled with Family Fun and Local Heritage

June 28, 2018 | By Daniel Blue Tyx

Rising from crystalline springs west of Fredericksburg, the Pedernales River meanders just 106 miles through the Hill Country before emptying into Lake Travis. Yet within its short course, the river crosses a multitude of landscapes, from rolling ranchland to steep limestone canyons. Each topography in turn has its own story to tell, from 10,000-year-old artifacts to hardscrabble German settlements and the birthplace of the nation’s 36th president.

Keeping Up with the Johnsons

January 4, 2016 | By Clayton Maxwell

Romanesco broccoli, I just learned, is the ultimate fractal vegetable. On a visit with my children to the new Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City, we gaze into a supersized glowing head of broccoli.

Daytripper: Johnson City

March 10, 2015 | By Chet Garner

Texas is synonymous with big, partly because of its land mass, but also because of its big personalities.

Taste 290

March 21, 2014 | By Anthony Head

Driving to Fredericksburg from the east on US 290, it’s easy to notice that spring adores the Hill Country: This oak-studded landscape is a hot spot for wildflowers—bluebonnets, firewheels, black-eyed Susans, and others color the vistas like a painting come to life, while roadside stands open in anticipation of peaches, tomatoes, blackberries, and other seasonal bounty coming to market.

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