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Summer Mummers at the Yucca Theatre

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Catch a production chocked full of mayhem and hilarity performed at the historic Yucca Theater in downtown Midland. Melodrama is a unique theatrical experience invented in America and no one does it quite like Summer Mummers, the oldest existing theatrical organization of its kind in the country. Bring your friends,…

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Marion Blakemore Planetarium

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

The Blakemore Planetarium houses a state of the art Spitz SciDome projector, permanent exhibition area and a classroom. Dome shows are presented Tuesday through Saturday, followed by star talks. To book a tour or private dome show, please contact the Museum of the Southwest. Star Parties, hosted by the West…

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Permian Basin Petroleum Museum

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Walk through an ancient sea…parade through downtown Boomtown…experience the technologies of the Petroleum Industries. The interactive Petroleum Museum takes you step-by-step through the dynamic search for black gold. Don’t miss the world’s largest collection of antique oil drilling equipment. Life-size murals, ancient artifacts, antique drilling equipment and colorful memorabilia combine…

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Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center is an $81 million brand-new, state-of-the-art, 108,000 square foot facility that features everything from Broadway productions to local plays, famous comedians and musicians, mariachis, and jazz. Main hall includes 1,800 seats, two balconies with state-of-the art acoustics. Rea-Greathouse Hall: Versatile recital and multipurpose space…

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Enjoy one of our local breweries

Apr 21, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Nothing beats the summer heat like a cold beer!  Colorado is known for its craft beer and Pagosa Springs is no exception.  Pagosa is home to three local breweries, each producing a variety of brews while also featuring extensive food menus. Sit back in one of the beer gardens and…

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See the vast backcountry on a Horseback Ride

Apr 21, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Surrounded by 2.5 million acres of wilderness and national forest, there is more area to explore than most can accomplish in a lifetime.  Enjoy a scenic horseback ride through the vast countryside, featuring jaw dropping views around each bend.

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Go fishing on an area river, stream or lake

Apr 21, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Fishing opportunities are abundant in the Pagosa Springs Area.  The downtown stretch of the San Juan River is stocked regularly with large, and seemingly hungry, trout.  Whereas, there is bass fishing at nearby Echo Reservoir and plenty of opportunities to catch the fish of your dreams on any stream, lake…

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Kayak or Canoe on a beautiful mountain lake

Apr 21, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Imagine yourself surrounded by majestic mountains, enjoying only the sounds of birds chirping and your paddle gliding across the water.  Choose from one of many lakes to take in the serenity of the San Juan Mountains.  …

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Discover Area Arts & Culture

Apr 21, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Discover our vast array of arts and culture in the area.  Check out a production at our local professional theater company, Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, or take a guided tour of Chimney Rock National Monument to learn about how the Ancestral Pueblans used the site to study archeology. …

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Float or Tube through downtown Pagosa Springs

Apr 21, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

The San Juan River flows through downtown Pagosa with a 2-mile stretch of newly added wave structures to create a fun ride for all ages.  Floating or tubing through town is a great way to cool off on summer days.  Rentals and shuttles are available to make this an easy…

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Visit one of many Waterfalls

Apr 21, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

There are many gorgeous waterfalls in the Pagosa Springs area.  The most easily accessible is Treasure Falls, a 100 foot waterfall visible from Hwy 160, east of town.  Multiple others are accessible via scenic hikes that are well worth the effort.  …

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Soak in our incredible Hot Springs

Apr 21, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

While the water is hot, the air temperature is not.  Temperatures in the summer average in the 80s, while evening temps drop into the 50s. Visiting the hot springs is a great experience any time of year.  Sit back and enjoy the mineral-rich waters in one of 30 pools in…

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Explore the amazing San Juan Mountains

Apr 21, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Enjoy over 650 miles of trails within the surrounding 3 million acres of wilderness and national forest areas.  Located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, at the base of Wolf Creek Pass, Pagosa is an incredible base to explore all that Southwest Colorado has to offer.  …

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Panhandle Sweepstakes

Apr 21, 2015 By TM Promotions and Texas Monthly

Two winners will receive one of two Panhandle prize packages at the following locations:   Lubbock Prize package includes a two-night stay at the Hawthorne Suites. Enjoy admission for four to the Buddy Holly Center and the Silent Wings Museum, and pick up…

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Bronze Bovine

Apr 20, 2015 By TM Promotions

Limited edition longhorn bronze sculpture by Santa Fe sculptor Michael Tatom | $4,700 | available at shoprewards.com

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New Mexico True: Balloon

Apr 8, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

True of False? After you’ve held your breath and squeezed with both hands and found the courage to open your eyes, your spirit will soar. New Mexico True

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New Mexico True: Summer Family

Apr 8, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

True or False? A vaction isn’t so much a break from the day to day as it is a reminder of what those days should be in the first place. New Mexico True

Revolver Taco Lounge

Apr 3, 2015 By andrea valdez

It’s difficult to select a favorite taco at Revolver Taco Lounge. The duck, a medium-rare slice of breast with a band of fat that is augmented with sautéed onion and a slice of roasted poblano alongside deep tomatillo-chile de árbol salsa is stunning. But if we had to pick just…

Holy Frijole

Apr 3, 2015 By andrea valdez

  A beautiful thing happens when classic grub meets classical technique, and that beautiful thing is on full display at Holy Frijole, a taco truck that’s ratcheting up the city’s standards of Mexican street food. Quesadillas play it straight with topping options like squash blossoms and huitlacoche (corn fungus). The…

Velvet Taco

Apr 3, 2015 By andrea valdez

  Within walking distance of Revolver Taco Lounge, Taco Heads, Chile Pepper and the Fort Worth Food Truck location of Holy Frijole is the Velvet Taco, a Dallas import. The menu here is a bit of an aberration; they serve absolutely-not-traditional tacos surrounded by Mexican hits. I’ve worked my way…

Taco Heads

Apr 3, 2015 By andrea valdez

Taco Heads, a wood and corrugated metal trailer behind Poag Mahone’s Irish Pub off West 7th Street in Fort Worth, is known for their late-night breakfast tacos (they’re only served after 10 p.m), but the brisket taco, topped with slaw and a long, warm slice of avocado (the temperature matters!),…

Chile Pepper Grill

Apr 3, 2015 By andrea valdez

After a night of drinking in the West 7th Street mixed-use development (home to the likes of Waters, John Bonnell’s seafood joint, and Kin Kin Urban Thai Restaurant), a rectangle of straight-forward beefy cow’s tongue tucked inside a small corn tortilla crisped up a bit on a flattop griddle sounds…

Aguilera’s Café

Apr 3, 2015 By andrea valdez

You wouldn’t know it from the outside, but Aguilera’s Café is a Fort Worth landmark. The restaurant, which lacks any exterior signage, has been going strong for 56 years inside a house on the city’s Northside. Santos Aguilera, whose father opened the establishment, does all the cooking—even making his own…

La Nueva Fresh & Hot

Apr 3, 2015 By andrea valdez

A universal truth in Texas is that the most important taco of the day is the breakfast taco. In Mexico City those tacos are sometimes called tacos de guisados. These are filled with a sprawling variety of slow-cooked stews or stir fries or an assortment of homey dishes, ranging from…

El Tizoncito

Apr 3, 2015 By andrea valdez

In 2008, Leonardo Spencer opened the first of three El Tizoncitos in an old Starbucks in Dallas’s Oak Cliff neighborhood, offering guests a fine example of eats from the owner’s hometown, Mexico City. Lightly seasoned al pastor from a trompo reclined on fresh yellow corn tortilla. Adherence to tradition means…

Urban Taco

Apr 3, 2015 By Andrea Valdez

While Urban Taco’s taco al pastor alone is worth the trip to the chain’s Uptown flagship, it’s the a la Tuma upgrade that will inspire a return visit. The contemporary taqueria’s homage to the costra—a Mexico City post-nightclub street taco—is named after owner Markus Pineyro’s business partner, John Tuma. The…

El Come Taco

Apr 3, 2015 By andrea valdez

  If the trompo is fired up at El Come Taco, get a few tacos al pastor. You’d be depriving yourself of East Dallas greatness otherwise. The same goes for the fish taco and taco de cabeza with the house toppings of cactus strips (nopalitos) and potatoes. But for classic…

La Banqueta

Apr 3, 2015 By andrea valdez

The idea of feasting on beef intestines can be off-putting. Perhaps it’s the texture or simply the knowledge of anatomy. But tripe is commonly found in Mexican dishes, and for good reason—when done right, it’s delicious. For those skittish about biting into offal, La Banqueta, an East Dallas institution relocated…

The Local Oak

Apr 3, 2015 By andrea valdez

We Texans take our crispy tacos seriously. No prefab, straight-off-the-wholesaler-shelf shells for us, thank you very much. Our hearts belong to the freshly fried tortilla baskets bearing throat-tickling spicy ground beef, snappy iceberg lettuce, chopped tomatoes and, of course, matchstick-thin, shredded orange cheese. That’s precisely what is offered…

Los Torres Taqueria

Apr 3, 2015 By andrea valdez

One of the wonders of Dallas tacos in general and Oak Cliff tacos specifically is their variety. The Monterreyan options reflect the population south of the Trinity River, but there is more, including Los Torres, a family-run restaurant cooking up the meaty specialties of the Torres clan’s native…

Mi Tierrita

Apr 3, 2015 By andrea valdez

Taquerias advertising tacos de trompo line Davis Street in Dallas’s Oak Cliff neighborhood, but there’s something magnetic about Mi Tierrita. When the taqueria rolls its portable trompo bearing the slowly rotating top of pork onto the sidewalk outside the restaurant, it acts like a beacon emitting a siren song to…

Morales Restaurant

Apr 3, 2015 By andrea valdez

Mexican cuisine is not some homogenous cuisine neatly bounded by corn. Rather it’s defined by its regions, and Morales Restaurant specializes in the cooking of the mountainous interstate Huasteca province, serving traditional dishes like zacahuil, a fragrant banana leaf-wrapped pork tamal that can feed a quinceñera. But the gem here…

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TM Talks Food: Southwestern Cuisine

Apr 2, 2015 By TM Promotions

The TM Talks Food: Southwestern Cuisine event at PIRCH on May 11, 2015 brought guests face to face with the forbears of the Southwestern Cuisine movement. Chefs Dean Fearing, Stephan Pyles, and Robert Del Grande discussed the roots of the movement with author and restaurateur Anne Lindsey McCann andTexas Monthly …

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Treating Delinquent Taxpayers With Respect

Apr 2, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

While most people pay their taxes on time and as required by law, some people do not. Taxes pay for essential public services, and without the anticipated funding actually coming in, school districts and municipalities struggle. It’s everyone’s responsibility to pay for education, police and fire protection, road construction and…

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Make Your Mark

Mar 31, 2015 By TM Promotions

The AT&T Byron Nelson features top golfers, live concerts, and family fun. Learn more at attbyronnelson.org.

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Make Your Mark

Mar 31, 2015 By TM Promotions

Make Your Mark May 25 – 31 TPC Four Seasons Resort Dallas at Las Colinas Irving, Texas The AT&T Byron Nelson features top golfers, live concerts and family fun. In the spirit of its legendary namesake, the tournament is the leading fundraiser for charity on the PGA…

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Make Your Mark

Mar 31, 2015 By TM Promotions

Make Your Mark May 25 – 31 TPC Four Seasons Resort Dallas at Las Colinas Irving, Texas The AT&T Byron Nelson features top golfers, live concerts and family fun. In the spirit of its legendary namesake, the tournament is the leading fundraiser for charity on the PGA…

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In the Sky: Bosque Del Apache

Mar 30, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

You couldn’t carry enough seed to feed these birds if you tried. The nearly 60,000-acre Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is a year-round oasis and roosting place, where tens of thousands of birds gather. Fall and Winter are the most feather-friendly seasons, though spring and summer boast their…

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Under Water: Blue Hole

Mar 30, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Getting in over your head isn’t a bad thing in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. Assuming you brought your bathing suit and scuba gear. Santa Rosa is home to The Blue Hole, a natural, bell-shaped pool that drops to an astonishing 80 feet deep. The pool’s clarity and constant temperature…

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In the Sky: Magdalena Star Parties

Mar 30, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Darkness brings clarity in New Mexico. It’s a special treat that is all too rare today, with florescent cityscapes and phone screens in every direction. Should you find yourself in need of a little perspective, Magdalena, New Mexico has you covered – in a blanket of stars, that is.

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Up in Flames: Truth or Consequences Hot Springs

Mar 30, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Bubbling up from beneath the town of Truth or Consequences, NM, you’ll find 115 degrees or pure relaxation. This natural hot springs aquifer and resulting aboveground steaming pools were once considered a sacred place of healing by the Apaches. And you’ll soon see why if you have yourself a…