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The History of Pioneer Female Pilots Soars at the National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater

November 11, 2022 | By Becca Nelson Sankey

The trailblazing Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs), had to prove themselves twice—as the military’s first female pilots who supplemented the shortage of male pilots during World War II, and again more than 30 years later, when the U.S.

Love ’Em or Hate ’Em, Wind Turbines Have Altered the Landscape Across Vast Swaths of Texas

August 29, 2019 | By Joe Nick Patoski

One of the great pleasures of roaming Texas roads is driving our scenic trails. Travel the Texas Brazos Trail, Forest Trail, Forts Trail, Hill Country Trail, Independence Trail, Lakes Trail—don’t forget the Mountain, Pecos, Plains, and Tropical trails—and you’ll see a whole lot of natural beauty.

Photo: Lightning Over Sweetwater

March 28, 2019 | By

The wide-open spaces and generally flat landscape make the plains of Texas a prime location for wind energy production. With nothing to block the view for miles, the environment also makes for some spectacular storm viewing. The two combine in this electric image of a storm passing over a wind farm near Sweetwater.

The Daytripper’s Top 5 in Sweetwater

February 27, 2019 | By Chet Garner

Texas is already known for being big. But in our beloved “Big Country,” things are taken to another level. When visiting Sweetwater, the history seems a little richer, the stories a little grander, and the snakes a little longer. If you find yourself in this Big Country town, don’t miss these spots.

6 Texas-Size Eating Challenges

December 21, 2018 | By Laurel Miller   Illustrations by: Shaw Nielsen

Texans are never ones to back down from a challenge—even so, these six food competitions from across
the state are pretty daunting. From 4.5-pound steaks to 20-scoop sundaes, Texas has enough gut-busting contests to keep competitive eaters and curious, hungry folks satisfied—or potentially sent into a food coma.
Consider the following restaurants and festivals worthy of a detour the next time you’re feeling a bit peckish.

Home Field Vantage

October 23, 2010 | By

“When 1was in junior high, Wink was playing Pecos and the teams got into a big fight.

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