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Travel Back in Time to Prehistoric Texas

March 26, 2024 | By

Good Line Beer Co. Dazzles on the Dust Coast

February 26, 2024 | By Eric Puga

Beyond West Texas’ ranch-style manors and Seventh Day Adventist churches, past the Caprock’s monolithic, ever-revolving windmills, and across the cosmic plains of lotebush and shin oak, there is a destination: the Texas Dust Coast.

Where to Stay in 2024: The Panhandle

January 2, 2024 | By

The Most-Read Stories of 2023

December 29, 2023 | By TH Staff

As the end of 2023 approaches, it’s fitting we take stock of what readers enjoyed the most from Texas Highways this year.

Another One Bites the Dust in Fort Davis

November 21, 2023 | By TH Staff

2023 in Photos: A Year of Exploring Texas

November 21, 2023 | By

Editor’s Note: To the Top

October 24, 2023 | By Emily Roberts Stone

The stories in this Panhandle special issue invalidate the stereotype of the region as a place you drive through on your way to somewhere else.

Searching for Home at Lubbock’s Joyland Amusement Park

October 24, 2023 | By LaToya Watkins

Author George Saunders on the Whole Texas Thing

October 24, 2023 | By S. Kirk Walsh

In the contemporary world of literature, George Saunders is known for many things. There are his five books of wildly inventive short fiction, including the new Liberation Day, which features nine stories echoing current society’s existential despair and political dystopia.

Amarillo’s Where We’ll Be

October 24, 2023 | By Jennifer Stewart

In the Land of Woody Guthrie

October 24, 2023 | By Michael Corcoran

Reshaping the Town of Panhandle

October 24, 2023 | By Michael Corcoran

Capturing the Perfect Storm in Texline

October 24, 2023 | By TH Staff

These Small Wonders Are the Panhandle’s Greatest Resource

October 24, 2023 | By Christopher Collins

Chasing the Wind Across the Texas Panhandle

October 24, 2023 | By Lauren Hough

Getaway in Plainview, Where West Texas Meets the Panhandle

October 24, 2023 | By Michael Corcoran

Lubbock’s Culinary Evolution Brings Something New to the Table

October 24, 2023 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Capturing the Untamable Canadian River

June 27, 2023 | By Christopher Collins

A Pampa Native Seeks Clarity in the Texas Panhandle

May 30, 2023 | By Bill Cotter

What the Heck Is Cattalo?

March 28, 2023 | By Mary Beth Gahan

McLean Is an Underappreciated Route 66 Getaway

March 28, 2023 | By Chet Garner

Texans have loved a good road trip at least as far back as the creation of the most iconic road in the U.S.—Route 66.

Owens Salvage in the Panhandle Pays Homage to the Heyday of the Hot Rod

December 29, 2022 | By Ian Dille

The Biggest Hit at the American Windmill Museum Is the Smallest

November 23, 2022 | By Dina Gachman

The tagline for the American Windmill Museum in Lubbock is “Walk Among the Giants,” which is ironic considering some of the most impressive structures on display inside the 66,000-square-foot space are itty-bitty.

Historic Slaton Bakery Has Served Sweet Treats to the Panhandle for Nearly 100 Years

November 23, 2022 | By Julia Jones

Ross Blasingame Is Abilene’s Tricycle-Riding Beacon of Good Will

October 27, 2022 | By Regina L. Burns

New Lubbock Attractions Bring an Artsy Flair to the Ranching Town

August 5, 2022 | By Rebecca Deurlein

Celebrating Pride Month in Small Town Texas

June 17, 2022 | By Natalia Gonzalez Blanco Serrano

Coming out of two long years of canceled events and public gatherings due to the pandemic, people all around Texas are getting back on the party saddle.

The Daytripper Visits Palo Duro Canyon

March 24, 2022 | By Chet Garner

Spring Road Trips : From Kolaches to the Comanche to the Kings Highway

March 8, 2022 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Warm weather has arrived, and so has the urge for adventure. The first of our two-part spring road trips series takes you on three different journeys: a kolache trail that offers two different routes to find the delicious Czech pastry; a drive following the steel arrows that recall the 19th-century era of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker; and an overnight journey following the historic El Camino Real, also known as the King’s Highway.

A Panhandle Native Returns Home to Investigate a Family Legend

February 24, 2022 | By Lauren Hough

The New Reality of Destructive Wildfires in the Texas Panhandle

February 24, 2022 | By John R. Erickson

Editor’s Note: Ranching, Writing, and Cowdogs

February 24, 2022 | By Emily Roberts Stone

Like many Texans, John Erickson has strong ties to the land that reared him. Despite short stints in Denver and Boston during his college years, the beloved Texas author has lived in the Panhandle most of his life.

From Cadillacs to Murals, Amarillo’s Art Scene Is a Sight to Behold

February 3, 2022 | By Halley Sanford

Find Unexpected Adventures in the Rugged Canyonlands of the Texas Panhandle

September 23, 2021 | By Matt Joyce

Spectacular scenery, new trails, and friendly locals bolster a burgeoning outdoors mecca

Sheriff Rufe Jordan Kicks Back with Honey

September 23, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

My Hometown: The Panhandle Town of Childress is a Rancher’s Paradise

August 26, 2021 | By Russell A. Graves

The Unconventional and Idyllic Life of Lipscomb’s 44 Residents

July 29, 2021 | By George Getschow

From the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley: In Search of What Unites Us As Texans

April 29, 2021 | By Clayton Maxwell

The Panhandle Community of Abernathy Is a Little Slice of Heaven

January 28, 2021 | By Jason Boyett

Small-Town Business Spotlight: Without Foreign Tourists, the Texas Panhandle’s Midpoint Café Struggles to Make Ends Meet on Route 66

August 5, 2020 | By Dale Blasingame

Fall Really Does Happen in Texas – You Just Have to Know Where to Look

September 23, 2019 | By

Mother Nature’s autumnal coloration of leaves before she applies her cruel winter grip is a visual gift typically associated with areas of the country that actually experience four distinct seasons. In Texas, where for the most part it’s oppressively hot and dry in September and October, green can abruptly give way to brown, without displaying even a hint of the kaleidoscope of oranges, reds, and yellows typical of a postcard New England fall. There are hidden pockets of the state, however, where the trees, beneficiaries of just the right weather conditions, offer one final, dramatic blush. Follow our photographers to these special places for some of the best foliage in the state—from the Nolan River in North Texas and Garner State Park in the Hill Country, to the Canadian River in the Panhandle and Guadalupe Mountains
National Park in West Texas.

Enjoy A Slice Of Pie At The Halfway Mark Of Route 66

July 30, 2019 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Location is important for practically any dining establishment. For Midpoint Café in Adrian, location is everything. The restaurant would likely not exist if
it wasn’t precisely 1,139 miles from Chicago and 1,139 miles from Los Angeles—the halfway point on storied Route 66.

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.

Photographers Capture Texas’ Spectacular Variety of Wildflowers in Every Region of the State

March 1, 2019 | By

Awed by the spectacular variety of wildflowers throughout Texas, we sent four photographers on a springtime mission across the state. They combed seven distinct regions of Texas, from the shaded forests of the Piney Woods to the mountains and deserts of the Big Bend, from sandy coastal dunes to rolling hills and the vast plains of the Panhandle. The results are as magnificent and diverse as the lands that nurture our abundant blossoms.

The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Faces Financial Struggles

January 10, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar

The Texas Observer reports a sharp decline in visitors and slashed funding at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Home on the Texas Range, Where the Longhorns and Bison Play

October 31, 2018 | By Andy Rhodes

An up-close visit with a Longhorn or bison can be humbling. The animals’ large chestnut-brown eyes reveal a complex blend of wild animal and domesticated stock. It’s hard to know whether they’re plotting an aggressive charge or happily anticipating a bucket of feed.

History, Art, and Colorful Fall Foliage Distinguish the Great Plains Town of Canadian

September 25, 2018 | By

Not far from the banks of the Canadian River, tucked among the River Valley Pioneer Museum’s artifacts of Panhandle ranching and railroad history, black-and-white portraits gaze from the gallery wall as if they’ve been waiting patiently for a century to look you in the eye.

Four Wildflower-Focused Texas Road Trips (Plus Guaranteed Photo Ops)

February 12, 2018 | By Melissa Gaskill

At Texas Highways, we’ve learned a few things over the years about spring wildflowers in Texas: We have lots of them, many kinds, all over the place. We’ve learned this, too: Once Mother Nature shakes off winter’s chill, there’s no better way to celebrate the new season than with a wildflower-focused road trip.

Panhandle Passage

April 18, 2017 | By Shelley Armitage

This trail is as old as the bison routes, I’m told, from back when the shaggy beasts once blackened the plains along the northern Llano Estacado.

Crossing Bridges

February 6, 2015 | By Barbara Rodriguez

One of many reasons that I like to take car trips with my son is that they never fail to inspire conversation.

Texas to-do’s

December 29, 2012 | By Helen Bryant

Sometimes you can spy a whooper or two in the marsh through a free telescope on the refuge’s observation tower.

Grape Growers in the Texas Panhandle Combine Passion and Science

December 28, 2009 | By Melissa Gaskill

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