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The Shops at La Cantera

Jun 26, 2015 By caitlynperry

On 550-acres in the most tranquil Texas Hill Country destination doesn’t mean being far from San Antonio’s finest shopping. Just a short ride on the complimentary shuttle are the Shops at La Cantera – where you can shop the world’s finest including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Tory Burch.

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Authentic Texas Experiences

Jun 26, 2015 By caitlynperry

No trip to San Antonio is worth taking if you don’t have a Texas-sized story to share.  La Cantera Resort is just a short drive away from some of the most authentic local experiences in the area. Whether you want to spend the day horseback riding or cheering on a…

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Skeet Shooting

Jun 26, 2015 By caitlynperry

Nestled on the edge of Texas Hill Country and just a short way from La Cantera Resort is the National Shooting Complex. Boasting an incredible 671 acres of picturesque countryside, this multi-million dollar complex is considered one of the most complete sport shooting and recreational facilities in the world.

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Exlusive Cabañas At La Cantera Resort

Jun 26, 2015 By caitlynperry

Make a splash in any of the resort’s five refreshing pools. For guests (21+) looking for a more luxurious, secluded retreat, La Cantera offers private cabañas near Topaz, the resort’s poolside bar and grille.  The cabañas are ideal for groups of 2-8 people offer superior service in a…

Exlusive Cabañas At La Cantera Resort

Jun 26, 2015 By caitlynperry

Make a splash in any of the resort’s five refreshing pools. For guests (21+) looking for a more luxurious, secluded retreat, La Cantera offers private cabañas near Topaz, the resort’s poolside bar and grille.  The cabañas are ideal for groups of 2-8 people offer superior service in…

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Fireworks & Local Flavors At City View Terrace

Jun 26, 2015 By caitlynperry

Get ready to experience a show that lights up the hill country sky…all while enjoying an outdoor bar, lush seating, firepit, and good company!  Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the summer, take in the view of the Six Flags fireworks from City View Terrace at La Cantera…

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Fireworks & Local Flavors At City View Terrace

Jun 26, 2015 By caitlynperry

Get ready to experience a show that lights up the hill country sky…all while enjoying an outdoor bar, lush seating, firepit, and good company!  Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the summer, take in the view of the Six Flags fireworks from City View Terrace at La Cantera Resort. Party…

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Golf Two Championship Golf Courses

Jun 26, 2015 By caitlynperry

La Cantera Resort is home to two championship courses, both offering some of the most scenic views in the Texas Hill Country. The Resort Course, a PGA tour stop for 15 years, was designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf.  The Palmer Course, designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, is…

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Day Trip To The Hill Country

Jun 26, 2015 By caitlynperry

Rolling hills, fields of wildflowers, breathtaking views and awe-inspiring sunsets, the Texas Hill Country is a Texas-sized adventure. From tubing the Guadalupe River and hiking Enchanted Rock, to finding treasures at hidden antique shops and sipping boutique wine with local winemakers, the Hill Country has it all – and La…

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Sweepstakes Rules: Houston Museum District

Jun 25, 2015 By TM Promotions

One winner will receive a one-night stay at Hotel Derek on July 25, 2015 during the Houston Museum District’s Zone 3 Museum Experience. Enjoy two general admission passes to The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, a Household Membership to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and a Jung Center membership and tote bag.

The Talented Mr. Khater

Jun 16, 2015 By Francesca Mari

In 2011 Callie Quinn moved from Austin to Chile to experience a new way of life. Then she met a charming fellow foreigner—and almost lost everything.  

After the Flood

Jun 15, 2015 By Christian Wallace

In the aftermath of the Memorial Day flood, one family recovers what’s left of their belongings and searches for hope.  

Cap’N Roy’s

Jun 15, 2015 By andrea valdez

Many folks dream of retiring to South Padre Island and filling their days sport fishing in the Gulf, but what does a South Padre fishing guide actually do when he retires? Well, Captain Lee Roy opened a restaurant. Given his expertise with fish, it’s no surprise that his seafood tacos are super.

Vera’s Backyard Bar-B-Q

Jun 15, 2015 By andrea valdez

Barbacoa aficionados know that Vera’s is the only restaurant in the state, maybe the country, that still does real “barbacoa de cabeza en pozo con mesquite,” or cow’s head barbecue smoked in an earthen pit over mesquite coals (more on that history here). While the health codes do not…

Ted’s Restaurant

Jun 15, 2015 By andrea valdez

For thirty years Ted’s has been serving breakfast and lunch to surfers, beach goers, and fishermen alike. When we find ourselves facing a full day of frolicking in the sand or body-surfing the bay, there’s no better beginning than their fajita-and-egg taco. Granted, the tortillas are not freshly made and the…

Palenque Grill

Jun 15, 2015 By andrea valdez

We love taquerias and greasy spoons, but occasionally we want to take folks out for fancy tacos. Although it has the look of an upscale restaurant in a major city, family-owned Palenque Grill started in Laredo and its McAllen edition has a distinctive South Texas feel. We like their Mar…

Manuel’s

Jun 15, 2015 By andrea valdez

While waiting for our table at this crazy-popular taco joint, we chatted with a vacationing family, a group of sunburned fishermen, and partied-out table of Canadian nurses who considered mayonnaise an appropriate taco condiment. Although the proud owner of Manuel’s shook his head in dismay, he did reassure them…

La Pasada Taqueria

Jun 15, 2015 By andrea valdez

Part ice cream shop, part food truck, and part taqueria, La Pasada appears to enjoy having multiple personalities. They make their own tortillas here and also do a fine job with fillings of sausage and mollejas (veal sweetbreads). That said, our favorite La Pasada’s taco is beef fajitas. While we…

Caro’s

Jun 15, 2015 By andrea valdez

A visit to Caro’s, located well beyond the Valley’s major cities, is more than a taco road trip. It is a culinary quest. You don’t come here for the old-school filling of seasoned ground beef, lettuce, and chunks of ripe tomato. You come for the distinctive puffy taco shells that…

Anita’s Cafe

Jun 15, 2015 By andrea valdez

The Rio Grande Valley offers quite a cross section of society, a fact evident around lunchtime Anita’s, where farmers, oilfield workers, and students crowd the North Edinburg neighborhood cafe. The place is decked out with all manner of cute chicken-themed knickknacks, making you feel like you are a guest…

Ace’s BBQ

Jun 15, 2015 By andrea valdez

Two of South Texas’s reigning cuisines are Mexican fare and barbecue. Ace’s saw the potential for a fantastic flavor combination (akin to peanut butter and jelly or chicken and waffles), and married these two food groups. When we’re in a ravenous, kitchen-sink mood we order the Super Taco stuffed with smoked…

Behind the Curtain

Jun 12, 2015 By Loren Steffy

For years, Kyle Lagow told his bosses at Countrywide Financial that the company was wreaking havoc on the housing market. But no one listened—until the entire economy came crashing down.

Gone Loco

Jun 12, 2015 By Sterry Butcher

This year’s heavy rains have brought countless blessings to West Texas—and one very nasty weed.

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RGV Taco Tour: Contest Rules

Jun 5, 2015 By TM Promotions

RULES & REGULATIONS FOR THIS CONTEST: ENTRY DEADLINE:   June 30, 2015 Rules & Regulations 1) You do not need to provide consideration to anyone to enter. 2) No purchase necessary. 3) Winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card from Frost Bank. 4) To enter, complete and submit…

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Houston Museum District Sweepstakes

May 28, 2015 By TM Promotions

One winner will receive a one-night stay at Hotel Derek on July 25, 2015 during the Houston Museum District’s Zone 3 Museum Experience. Enjoy two general admission passes to The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, a Household Membership to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and a Jung Center membership…

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Diving Right In

May 27, 2015 By caitlynperry

Executive MBA Alumnus Trevor T. Davis’ Offshore-Construction Company Rides Fast Wave of Success

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The Table of Knowledge

May 27, 2015 By caitlynperry

The iconic OST Restaurant (the Old Spanish Trail) has been in Bandera for about 90 years. If you’re lucky enough to arrive when it’s busy you may just get to join what locals affectionately call “the table of knowledge.” This is a table of locals, mostly retired, mostly life-long residents,…

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The Fitzpatricks

May 27, 2015 By caitlynperry

What sets this family apart from other “cowboy” families?  It is this:  folks flock to them to be tied up, whipped at, and even given a little smack on the rear end.  Every kid (and adult) in the audience want the chance to get into the show.  You see…

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Bryan Hutzler

May 27, 2015 By caitlynperry

There is nothing more American than apple pie and apple pie aficionados in Texas and around the world know that Love Creek Orchard’s pies, served up with apple ice cream and apple cider sauce at their Apple Store in Medina, Texas are award winning. Back in 1980…

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Reaching out to You

May 27, 2015 By caitlynperry

In today’s vernacular, reaching out to someone means sending them a text, an email or posting on social media. In Bandera it means something different. Larry Cortez of Rancho Cortez and Clay Conoly of the Dixie Dude Ranch are representative of Bandera’s many hosts who exhibit the Cowboy Capital of…

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Allen and Debbie Johncock

May 27, 2015 By caitlynperry

Every once in a while you experience a “Wow” moment. Meeting Allen and Debbie Johncock, the owners of the Lone Star Motorcycle Museum, is such a moment. Finding the museum tucked away in the Sabinal River valley near Lost Maples State Natural Area is a discovery of its own.

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The Keepers of the Texas Two Step, Texas Swing, and Waltz

May 27, 2015 By caitlynperry

Many a Texan has learned to dance on the toes of their dad or in the arms of their mother while twirling around one of Bandera’s famed honky-tonks or dance halls. These are the folks who keep the tradition alive today. In fact, Arkey Blue has been keeping…

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Bandera Cattle Company

May 27, 2015 By caitlynperry

Any day but Saturday this motley crew of folks look just like you and me. Some are retired, some are working, and all have or have had careers as varied as you’ll find anywhere. And yes, that includes being real cowboys.  However, on Saturdays these folks aren’t just playing dress…

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Kelly Scott

May 27, 2015 By caitlynperry

If you’ve been to Bandera on a Saturday afternoon in the last several years you may have seen Kelly sitting on his camp stool next to his chuck wagon in front of the Bandera County Courthouse.  You might have thought how odd it is because there is no fire in…

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Underground: Carlsbad Caverns

May 27, 2015 By caitlynperry

What happens when sulfuric acid meets a whole mess of limestone under the majestic desert terrain? It forms an even more majestic terrain right below it – more than 119 caves, hidden below the Guadalupe Mountains in southeastern New Mexico. Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a beauty to behold in…

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Above It All: Gila Cliff Dwellings

May 27, 2015 By caitlynperry

  Take a trip 700 years into the past and 7,300 feet above sea level at The Gila Cliff Dwellings. This National Monument provides a glimpse into the homes and lives of the people of the Mogollon culture who lived there among the steep canyons. Their dwellings, built within…

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Among the Dunes: White Sands National Monument

May 27, 2015 By caitlynperry

White Sands National Monument pays homage to some particularly mysterious work of Mother Nature – 275 square miles of white sand dunes that wax and wane at the whim of a passing breeze. The pure gypsum that forms these unusual dunes originates in the western portion of the monument from…

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On the Water: Rio Grande Gorge

May 27, 2015 By caitlynperry

On its long trek from Central Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico, The Rio Grande makes one particularly regal stop near Taos, New Mexico. Its here at the Rio Grande Gorge that the river carves its way through layers of volcanic rock and ash – sometimes as deep as 850…

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Amid Ancient Flames: Valles Caldera

May 27, 2015 By caitlynperry

Caldera loosely translates to “cooking pot.” A suitable definition for one of only three super volcanoes in the United States, located right here in New Mexico. While the flames are long extinguished, the evidence of New Mexico’s ancient volcano still burns bright. Today, the Valles Caldera boasts 89,000 acres…