As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the 10 most-read stories of the year on texashighways.com.

Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Auto­mobiles and Motorcycles, 1929–1940

With its emergence in the 1920s, Art Deco design inspired wide-ranging innovations that emphasized a blend of industrialism and luxury. At...

Set Sayles for Abilene

Making plans to see a friend’s art gallery show in downtown Abilene, I pounced on the opportunity to make it a weekend trip. That way, I...

Recipe: Chorizo Cheese Dip

Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients 12 oz. Chorizo de San Manuel chorizo 1 pound lean ground beef 2 pounds American cheese, cubed 1 10...

Bayou Bend a Hidden Treasure from Houston’s Past

Bayou Bend stands apart in Houston’s famously non-zoned cityscape. The pink stucco mansion and estate—now known as Bayou Bend Collection...

Wiseman House Chocolates in Hico Churns out Sweet Comfort in Uncertain Times

In the old normal, Kevin and LaDonne Wenzel welcomed a steady flow of visitors to their Hico chocolate shop and gift boutique. The...

My Hometown: San Augustine’s Architectural Gems Celebrate the Town’s History

Known as the “Cradle of Texas,” San Augustine has a rich history predating the Texas Revolution. The Spanish built Mission Dolores along...

Aw, Shucks. At Gilhooley’s, Kids Aren’t Allowed, but Good Times Are

Oysters have the reputation of being an expensive delicacy—high-end fare offered at fancy eateries with prices to match. Not so at...

Find Elusive Nilgai Roaming at King Ranch in South Texas

The antelope appear along State Highway 77 in the purple morning, drifting through the tall grass an hour north of Brownsville in knots of...

Hill Country Sculpture Ranch

This is a godforsaken land. It only grows what it wants, and it wants sculpture.' The Texas Hill Country, with its limestone bluffs and...

Home Field Vantage

"When 1was in junior high, Wink was playing Pecos and the teams got into a big fight. I took out that way. But then my dad said,'Stay...

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