Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from A Tribute to Elvis in Fort Worth and Flaco Jimenez in Houston to the Lone Star Uke Fest and a King Ranch photo exhibit. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
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The shuttle program may be over, but the final frontier continues to draw interest. Space Center Houston, the official visitors center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, draws about 750,000 people annually, according to Richard Allen, president and chief executive of the visitors center. And the recent acquisition from the Kennedy Space Center of a full-scale replica space shuttle will most likely only boost those numbers. “You’re actually able to go inside of the shuttle,” Allen said. “The bulkhead has been removed, so when you walk in, you’re standing in