Prairies & Lakes Region

Waco Wine Shoppe’s Tasting Room Aims to Expand Your Wine Horizons

November 9, 2017 | By Veronica Meewes

If you venture to Waco on any given day but Sunday, you’ll find Magnolia Market buzzing with starry-eyed devotees of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ HGTV home-improvement show, Fixer Upper. Waco has seen a steady uptick of visitors since 2015, when the Gaineses transformed two defunct grain silos into home and garden shops, complete with food trucks and a bakery. But blink and you could miss one of Waco’s more understated gems just 5 minutes away, a taupe building emblazoned with two simple words: Wine Shoppe.

Drink Alongside Cowboys at this Historic Watering Hole in Fort Worth

October 15, 2017 | By June Naylor

When friends and family visit me in Fort Worth, they ask to see the real Cowtown.

Ike’s 125th Birthday

September 10, 2015 | By

Dwight D. Eisenhower spent only the first 18 months of his childhood in Texas, but Ike’s birthplace of Denison is proud to claim the nation’s 34th president as its own.

Scenic Route: Soaring egret

August 25, 2015 | By

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The Fourth of July in Plano

June 15, 2015 | By

It’s hard to beat the Dallas-Fort Worth area when it comes to July Fourth fireworks: The cities and surrounding towns stage about 20 glorious pyrotechnic shows.

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.

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.

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.

Texas Top 40 No. 38, Bastrop

December 4, 2013 | By

The same natural beauty and fertility that first attracted Native Americans and some of Texas’ earliest settlers to the pine forests on the Colorado River still make Bastrop a welcoming escape today. Bastrop capitalizes on its rich heritage with historic neighborhoods and a downtown full of restored buildings that house charming shops and cafés.

Dallas Reinvented

May 15, 2013 | By June Naylor

Having grown up in Dallas, I rarely thought of the city as a getaway destination, even though I’ve lived my adult life just 40 miles to the west in Fort Worth.

Czech Out the Texas Kolache Trail

August 8, 2012 | By Les Thomas

When I take my place in line, nearly a dozen people are ahead of me in front of the bakery counter at the Czech Stop in the town of West.

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

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