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Set Sayles for Abilene

July 18, 2016 | By June Naylor

Making plans to see a friend’s art gallery show in downtown Abilene, I pounced on the opportunity to make it a weekend trip.

The Crown Pearl

April 15, 2016 | By Andrea Abel

Like many urbanites, my daily grind includes too much traffic and too many frazzled nerves. After one recent particularly hectic stretch, my husband John and I were in dire need of an escape.

The Blanco Bounce

March 21, 2016 | By Michelle Burgess

I was sitting in an Adirondack chair on the back porch of my rental cabin at Blanco Settlement, feet up on the rail, as a thunderous rainstorm pounded the tin roof and swelled the gray-green waters of the Blanco River, less than 60 feet below my vantage.

Secrets of the Sands

February 10, 2016 | By Rachel Monroe

The first time I saw the Monahans sandhills, I thought I had been taken in by a mirage.

Waxahachie Wonderland

November 13, 2015 | By Jennifer Babisak

Have you ever noticed that, come December, we tend to focus on pursuits like buying and baking for those we love to the extent that we neglect actually spending quality time together?

Icing on the cake

October 13, 2015 | By Randy Mallory

M.L. Edwards & Co. mercantile on Mount Vernon’s downtown square could double as a museum. Wooden cabinets that once displayed hardware items line one wall of the 1900 building, and an original freight elevator, operated by a hand-pull rope, still reaches the second floor, which used to be a funeral home.

Pining for Crockett

August 14, 2015 | By John Morthland

For a city-dweller used to noise, there’s nothing quite like waking up under a colorful quilt in an antique bed and then looking out the window over a small-town street scene that’s absolutely quiet.

Viva Big Bend!

July 8, 2015 | By Matt Joyce

If there’s a description that comes up repeatedly when people talk about the Marfa lights, it’s the way they dance.

Helotes High

May 27, 2015 | By Bob McCullough

The waiter gave me a puzzled look when I asked that my chalupas be made with whole beans instead of refried beans, but he dutifully carried out my request.

By Lake and by Land

April 13, 2015 | By Eric W. Pohl

On a late spring day in a quiet corner in south-central Texas, wispy clouds saunter across a stark blue sky over Lake Somerville.

Urban Spark

March 18, 2015 | By June Naylor

Visiting my Houston cousins a few years ago, I joined them for a late-afternoon trip downtown to sip wine at La Carafe, perhaps the oldest bar in the city.

Creative Country

February 17, 2015 | By John Lumpkin

Sitting in the light-washed front room of his Salado gallery, artist Ronnie Wells shapes a small clay sculpture of two men carving a duck decoy, a model for a future bronze.

The Pulse of Port Arthur

December 12, 2014 | By Roger Wood

For a music fan like me, one particularly good reason to visit Port Arthur is the blues-rock singer Janis Joplin.

Happy in Harlingen

November 15, 2014 | By Eileen Mattei

Harlingen came to life in 1904 as a crossroads on the Arroyo Colorado, garnering the daunting nickname of “Rattlesnake Junction” because of the abundance of rattlers that greeted railroad workers.

Take Comfort

September 15, 2014 | By Helen Anders

Shoppers browse clothing racks inside a 19th-Century drugstore. Diners feast in a repurposed post office that was built in 1910.

The Bastrop Aesthetic

August 22, 2014 | By June Naylor

Instead of pigeon-holing Bastrop as a place to stop for a piece of pie and a poke around the shops, my husband and I arrive for a weekend visit to take a fresh look at Bastrop as a place for enjoying art and other handcrafted beauty.

Water, Water Everywhere

July 14, 2014 | By Michelle Burgess

It is nearly dusk on the lower Guadalupe, one of those incomparable evenings when skies are clear, humidity is low and the only insects in sight are lightning bugs.

The Fruits of Mission

April 15, 2014 | By Gene Fowler

The beauty of Mission wasn’t lost on Tom Landry. In his 1990 autobiography, the legendary Dallas Cowboys coach reflected on his Rio Grande Valley hometown, where he’s now memorialized in a colorful downtown mural.

Curl Up in Cat Spring

March 20, 2014 | By Stephen Dean

Cat Spring must have seemed like a dream come true for the German immigrants who settled the community in the 1830s.

Granbury Gumption

February 24, 2014 | By Anthony Head

On a stormy night last May, a tornado packing winds of up to 200 mph cut through the North Texas city of Granbury, destroying dozens of homes and killing six people.

Boerne’s Bounty

January 3, 2014 | By

It’s a dicey proposition, living in a picturesque, easily accessible town in the Texas Hill Country—in my case, Boerne.

Gather ‘Round

December 17, 2013 | By Matt Joyce

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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