south texas plains region

How to Spend the Perfect Day in Laredo

November 9, 2017 | By Chet Garner

Finding the boundary between Texas and Mexico isn’t as simple as locating the Rio Grande. As I discovered on my trip to Laredo, the border between these lands is more of a gradual blending, where the best parts of Texan and Mexican traditions mix and fill the area with history, food, and pride that’s truly unique.

Get Into the Holiday Spirit at SeaWorld San Antonio

November 9, 2017 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Around this time of year (and only this time of year), I start to miss the snow.

Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail Symposium

January 14, 2015 | By

Far from the battlefields of the Southeast, a little-known but influential chapter of the Civil War unfolded on the Texas-Mexico border as Rebels and Yankees fought for control of valuable cotton-trading routes.

A Juicy Tale

July 11, 2014 | By Anthony Head

No matter what task he’s engaged in—slicing limes, shaking cocktails, restocking the three-tiered tequila case—bartender Robert Varela pivots from what he’s doing behind the bar at San Antonio’s Frutería Botanero to greet guests with a welcoming bellow, “Bienvenido.

An Interwoven Legacy

July 10, 2014 | By Gene Fowler

Most Texans with deep roots in the state treasure the contributions their ancestors made to its unique history.

There’s No Place Like Floore’s Country Store in Helotes

November 4, 2013 | By By Michelle Burgess

It’s been 50 years, give or take, since a clean-shaven, copper-locked singer-songwriter from up past Waco first took the stage at John T.

San Antonio Artist Captures Latino Community in Public Artworks

January 4, 2012 | By Anthony Head

Driving northbound on I-35 through downtown San Antonio affords a clear view of the city’s Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital, where a nine-story, tiled mural called Spirit of Healing features an image of a young boy holding a dove while an angel watches over him.

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