At Texas Highways, we not only share the stories that run in the monthly print edition of the magazine. We also post fresh content that expands on our print coverage and highlights other aspects of Texas travel. Here are the 10 stories that resonated with you, our readers, in 2019.

Balmorhea State Park is Ready for Summer Visitors

By Emily Roberts Stone

Balmorhea State Park reopened its 1.2 acre swimming pool on March 1 after 10 months of repairs to the rock-walled oasis, which was built around San Soloman Springs in 1933.

Spend the Night in One of These 4 Converted Train Cars

By Liz Lewis

Restored and converted boxcars make for historic and comfortable lodgings

12 Trips for 2019

By Texas Highways contributors

From cold beer to hot fiddling, new ways to explore the Lone Star State

15 Small Texas Towns to Visit Now

By Texas Highways contributors

Take a break from city life and head to these 15 small towns brimming with quaint charm and new offerings.

One Man’s Half-Century Project to Heal a Hill Country Landscape Created a Legacy Reaching Far Beyond His Fenceline

By Andrew Sansom

Fried chicken mogul J. David Bamberger has dedicated more than half his life to restoring a Hill Country ranch and teaches others how to do the same.

5 Hidden Gem Texas Lakes

By Pam LeBlanc, Jason Boyett, Clayton Maxwell, Dan Oko

Spend some time in and on the waters of these five lesser-known lakes, then visit the charming towns that surround them for a refreshing, slow-paced getaway.

Nelda Vogel’s Dessert Peach Enchiladas and Peach Pie Recipes

By John Lumpkin

From their peach orchard in Stonewall, the Vogels share their family recipes.

Frio 101: Everything You Need to Know for a Trip to Texas’ Favorite River

By Joe Nick Patoski

The chilly waters of the Frio River have made it a summer staple for Texans looking for reprieve from the heat—here’s how to make the most of the experience.

What the Heck is Ranch Water?

By Shawna Graves

Learn all about West Texas’ most famous cocktail export

In Big Bend National Park, Wildfire Burns Visitor Center and La Harmonia Store in Castolon

By Matt Joyce

The fire started in Mexico, jumped the Rio Grande, and burned about 100 acres in the Big Bend National Park, including the La Harmonia camp store and book store.

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