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Your Guide to Maximizing Texas Wildflower Season

February 27, 2024 | By Dina Gachman

2023 in Photos: A Year of Exploring Texas

November 21, 2023 | By

The Daytripper Visits Palo Duro Canyon

March 24, 2022 | By Chet Garner

Don’t Second-Guess These Second-Biggest Texas Attractions

September 7, 2021 | By Joey Held

Throughout the United States, many places lay claim to being the “first” or “largest” of their kind.

My Favorite Texas Trip: A Retreat at St. Benedict Monastery

August 26, 2020 | By Ramona Reeves

I arrived at the St. Benedict Monastery in Canyon in the summer of 2015 to spend the week working on a few short stories.

Saddle Up and Take a Tour of Palo Duro Canyon

July 11, 2019 | By A Piece of Texas

Join Amberly, Rich, and Luke as they head to Palo Duro Canyon, Amarillo, and tour the Texas Panhandle in the July edition of “A Piece of Texas.”

A Palo Duro Canyon Community Offers More Than Meets the Eye

March 28, 2019 | By Jason Boyett

Your first time in Canyon, you’ll be forgiven for wondering where this Panhandle community of about 15,000 gets its name. Heading into town, you pass beehives from a local honey farm, the sprawling campus of West Texas A&M University, and tidy brick houses. What you won’t see is anything resembling a canyon.

12 Texas Trips for 2019

December 21, 2018 | By

A new year and an empty calendar. Does inspiration know any finer muse? When it comes to travel, the arrival of January fuels daydreams of adventures and far-flung exploration—at least it does in the halls of a travel magazine. Here we explore 12 new and evolving travel opportunities across Texas, everything from cold springs to hot fiddling and craft beer to modern art. And with the exception of two—McAllen’s MXLAN festival in July and the Festival of Texas Fiddling in December—these ideas aren’t tied to a specific date, making them worthy of a trip any time of year. Start marking up that calendar now.

Senior Editor Lori Moffatt Shares Her Favorite Places in Texas After 27 Years at Texas Highways

April 24, 2018 | By

This issue marks the 44th anniversary of the travel magazine of Texas. It’s also the last issue for Senior Editor Lori Moffatt, who is retiring after an esteemed 27 years with the publication. As a staff, we’re going to miss her irreplaceable knowledge of Texas’ history and culture, insightful edits and sharp eye for details, but even more so the passion and vitality she’s brought to these pages and the office over the years. Before her departure, I asked her to share some of her insights with the readers she’s served so well for more than 300 issues. 

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?

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.

Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Palo Duro Canyon

August 7, 2017 | By

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“You are driving along a seemingly endless road of flat and desolate landscape when all of a sudden Palo Duro Canyon appears like a desert mirage.

“TEXAS” Outdoor Musical

May 1, 2017 | By

Cutting through the heart of the Panhandle, Palo Duro Canyon State Park—the second-largest canyon in the country, falling behind that grand one in Arizona—holds a rich history in its deep walls.

8 Great Quirky Stays

April 18, 2017 | By

In the Big Bend feeder town of Marathon, a lone, multicolored mirage appears on the horizon.

50 Years of TEXAS

June 15, 2015 | By Russell Graves

The infectious opening song of TEXAS—a bouncy Broadway-style tune sprinkled with Texas swagger—sticks in your head long after the outdoor musical ends.

Texas Top 40, No. 10 Palo Duro Canyon

July 7, 2014 | By

Palo Duro Canyon has been wowing people for at least 12,000 years, when natives found shelter within this rugged chasm in the southern high plains.

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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