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Among the Dunes: White Sands National Monument

May 27, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

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 TMPROMOTIONS

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 TMPROMOTIONS

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…

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Sweepstakes Rules: New Braunfels

May 21, 2015 By TM Promotions

Three winners will receive one of three New Braunfels prize packages: Prize 1 Prize package for four includes a two-night stay at Canyon Lakeview resort, tubing at Rockin’ R River Rides, a wine tasting at Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, and admission to the New Braunfels Conservation Society’s Conservation Plaza,…

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New Braunfels Sweepstakes

May 21, 2015 By TM Promotions and Texas Monthly

Three winners will receive one of three New Braunfels prize packages: Prize 1 Prize package for four includes a two-night stay at Canyon Lakeview resort, tubing at Rockin’ R River Rides, a wine tasting at Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, and admission to the New Braunfels Conservation…

For the Mouth Speaks

May 21, 2015 By Sonia Smith

Catherine Grove walked away from the Church of Wells last month. Now, she and the elders of the East Texas church explain why she left—and why she returned to the congregation that many call a cult.

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For The Love of Tennis…and Football!

May 21, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Set on the banks of Howard’s Creek on the resort’s estate, Center Court at Creekside is the new 46,000 square-foot tennis facility designed by Detroit-based ROSSETTI Architects. This stadium is built in a unique “U-shaped” bowl configuration to maximize the sweeping views of the creek, the historic Old White TPC…

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Fans, Family & Fourth

May 21, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Played on the famed Old White TPC, is The Greenbrier Classic, an annual event that brings thousands of visitors to the foothills of the Alleghenies every July. This unique golf tournament brings together the best names in golf with superb athletes like Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Webb Simpson…

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Luxury Living

May 21, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Established in 2000, The Greenbrier Sporting Club is nestled amongst the Allegheny Mountains and located on the grounds of the historic Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Known to be an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, membership into this private equity sporting club and residential community entitles homeowners unbridled access…

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World-Class Healthcare

May 21, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Just as The Greenbrier began as a place to restore your health, it continues as such today. The Greenbrier Clinic was formed in 1948 by progressive business leaders who understood that healthy executives were the cornerstone of healthy corporations, and taking good care of company executives is a solid investment…

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History Runs Deep

May 21, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

The Greenbrier’s Golf Pro Emeritus, Sam Snead and President Dwight D. Eisenhower Here at The Greenbrier, we are known for our history. It all started in 1778, when our guests came to visit and “take the waters” to restore their health. As a result of its popularity, throughout…

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The Greenbrier Sporting Club Photo Gallery

May 19, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Content loading… Please enable javascript! The Greenbrier Sporting Club – Photo Gallery The Greenbrier is America’s Resort, but for some…it’s simply home. The Greenbrier Sporting Club Photo Gallery The Greenbrier is America’s Resort, but for some…it’s simply home.

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Urban Cowboy Screening

May 14, 2015 By TM Promotions and Texas Monthly

Texas Monthly, in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Cavender’s, hosted a special screening of Urban Cowboy, the subject of the June cover story by senior editor John Spong. Before the film, Spong sat down with editor in chief Brian D. Sweany to chat about the behind-the-scene making of the movie,…

Oil on Canvas

May 13, 2015 By Lonn Taylor

How the Spindletop gusher turned one prospector into an arts patron with an unusual flair for self-recrimination. 

Ich Bin ein Texan

May 13, 2015 By Michael Ennis

A 181-year-old book reminds us that Texas was once much more German—and far more radical—than we realize.

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Game On

May 12, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Couples Swept Away in Ocho Rios is home to the biggest sports complex in all of Jamaica. At this 10-acre complex, you can sharpen your serve in tennis, play racquetball, take a dip in an Olympic-sized pool or indulge in the spa. At Couples Resorts, you’ll always find…

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Mix Things Up

May 12, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

At Couples Resorts Jamaica, we believe you’re never too old to learn something new. From salsa dancing to basket-weaving to mixology, couples have fun acquiring all sorts of new skills, including learning how to make the perfect Jamaican Rum Punch to serve to friends back home.

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Set Sail On A Catamaran

May 12, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Soak in the splendor of a Caribbean sunset when you climb aboard one of Couples Resorts’ catamarans for a complimentary early evening sail in Jamaica’s crystal-clear turquoise waters. Sip rum punch, swim off the hull and raise a toast to island time.

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Spa For Two

May 12, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Take your spa experience outdoors at Couples Sans Souci Resort. Book a private and romantic massage for two on a Jamaican cliffside, where the soothing sound of the waves lapping on the rocks will lull you into a state of complete relaxation.

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Appleton Estate Rum Tour

May 12, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Who doesn’t love a rum tour? Make your way to the beautiful south coast of Jamaica for a tour and tasting of legendary Appleton Estate, where some of the world’s finest rums are made. They’ve been making rum here for 265 years. …

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Taste Island Fare

May 12, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Love food? Jamaica is definitely for you! Go off the beaten path to an oceanfront Jerk Chicken shack to discover one of the island’s most authentic culinary flavors. Paired with a local Red Stripe beer or fresh coconut water, it’s an experience you’ll treasure.

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Complimentary Scuba Diving

May 12, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

At Couples Resorts Jamaica, you can dive into a world of underwater wonder whatever your level of experience. The resorts’ complimentary scuba diving program is designed for both experienced and first-time divers. You’ll delight in daily day and night dives exploring the island’s beautiful reefs.

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Nighttime Beach Bonfire Parties

May 12, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

As the sun goes down, it’s easy to slip into an island rhythm at Couples Resorts Jamaica. Nightly events feature everything from beach bonfires and steel drum bands to reggae dance classes and movies under the stars. Take an afternoon nap in the sun, you’ll want to stay up for…

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Dunn’s River Falls

May 12, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Jamaica’s national treasure, Dunn’s River Falls near Ocho Rios tops every visitors’ to-do list. Waterfalls, natural stone “steps” and refreshing pools invite visitors to form a human chain to climb these spectacular 600-foot falls. It’s an Instagram-worthy attraction that simply can’t be missed.

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Perfect Sunsets on Negril’s Seven Mile Beach

May 12, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

It’s hard to imagine a more romantic setting for a sunset stroll than world-famous Seven Mile Beach, the happy oceanfront home of Couples Negril and Couples Swept Away Resorts. Afterward a hand-in-hand walk down this stunning stretch of sand, head back to either beachfront resort for…

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National Law Firm Is A Dedicated Community Partner

May 7, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Linebarger Goggan has been providing professional debt collection services to municipalities and school districts in Texas since 1976.  In the late 1990s, the firm began expanding its geographical footprint to outside the State of Texas.  Over the past four decades, the Linebarger law firm has grown to be one of…

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Strong Foundations, Strong Future

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

We’ve covered so much of what Long Cove has to offer. But this wouldn’t be a great list, without saving the best detail for last.   What makes Long Cove such a strong community, beyond the features and amenities, are the individuals behind it. Don McNamara, the successful real estate…

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Community

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

When you look at all that Long Cove has to offer, it’s easy to see it as an amazing weekend destination.   However, you’d be excluding a key part of the picture. Long Cove isn’t about building a sub-division and filling lots, it’s about bringing families together. They want your…

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Four Season Use

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Another great, unsung benefit to Long Cove is that it is truly a yearlong community.   It’s so much more than your typical summer lake house. Yes, you have the pools and lake, but you also get fire pits for swapping stories, the Golf Proving Grounds, hiking and biking trails,…

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Location, Location, Location

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Now that we’ve covered so many of Long Cove’s amenities, services and features, it’s time to remind you this second-home community is just over an hour from Dallas and an easy drive from Houston.   Before Long Cove, you needed to look in other states to find something similar, but…

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Floating Docks

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

As any boat owner in Texas will tell you, lake level is always a concern. Well it used to be. Unlike most docks on Cedar Creek or nearby lakes, Long Cove’s floating docks not only adjust to the lake level, they also project far enough to provide access even when…

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Resident Events

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Their Sweet Taste of Summer series includes catered food, drinks and entertainment every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor day.   Plus with Movie Nights in the fall, something is always going on at Long Cove. Throughout the entire year, there is an abundance of Homeowner events to get to…

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The Lake Club

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

It’s hard to think there are any more gems to uncover, but the Lake Club may be one of the best things on our list yet. It hosts a tiered pool, hot tub, workout facility, and so much more.   Watch your kids slide down the water slide or enjoy…

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Concierge Services

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

When Long Cove was started, the main goal was to create a care-free place for families to enjoy time together. And that couldn’t be more evident than with their Concierge Services.   Their Concierges are there to take care of all the day-to-day chores that would take time away from…

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Golf Proving Grounds

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Looking to improve your short game? Or maybe you want to teach your daughter how to putt? Well the Proving Grounds at Long Cove lets you do all that and more.   The driving range gives even the longest hitters ample room to work over their entire bag. Practice on…

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Boat Valet & Boat Club

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Long Cove wanted to make enjoying Cedar Creek Lake as simple as possible. And their Boat Valet and Boat Club do just that.   For every family that has a boat at Long Cove, their Boat Valet will store, gas, and clean your boat anytime you want to take it…

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Permian Basin Petroleum Museum

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

The Chaparral Gallery is home to all seven of Jim Hall’s Chaparral racecars. Experience the engineering genius of the cars through science-related interactives. http://www.visitmidlandtexas.com/Permian-Basin-Petroleum-Museum-and-Chaparral-Racecar-Gallery…

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Haley Library & History Center

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Learn about Texas and southwestern history including the cattle industry and those behind it. The library features more than 30,000 volumes covering western exploration, early railroads, and the development of ranching, mining, petroleum and politics. The library also features extensive information on the Lincoln County War and Billy the Kid,…

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Midland RockHounds game

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

The RockHounds are a Double A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics and compete with teams in the Texas League. The Season begins in April and goes through September. http://www.visitmidlandtexas.com/Midland-RockHounds-Baseball…

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I-20 Wildlife Preserve

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Photo by Wayne Stratton©    The 99-acre Wildlife Preserve is centered ona 30-acre urban playa wetland and is nestled just north of Interstate 20. The site contains a 3.4 mile trail system within a 1.45…

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Top 10 Reasons to Own Your 2nd Home at Long Cove

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Do you ever find yourself wanting more quality time with your family? Or wanting a place where you can all relax together? Well, that place exists and it’s called Long Cove. Located on scenic Cedar Creek Lake, this second-home community is a family’s dream. It has endless features for you and your family to enjoy, like Boat Valet, the Lake Club, Golf Proving Grounds, and that is only scratching the surface. To fit every family, Long Cove offers a variety of home types such as Waterside Cottages, Family Compounds or you could always build your own. And with 1200 acres of shoreline, you’ll have plenty of space to call your own.

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Susie’s South Forty Confections Candy Factory

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Tour the factory where world-famous toffee, Kickers Pralines, Winners Caramels, Fudge Richey, Texas Trash and more are all made. Susie’s South Forty Confections Candy Factory is a GuinnessTM World Record-Holder for making the largest piece of toffee. It was shaped like the state of Texas. http://www.visitmidlandtexas.com/Susies-South-Forty-Candy-Factory…

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George W. Bush Childhood Home

Apr 22, 2015 By TMPROMOTIONS

Opened on April 11, 2006, the home has been restored to the early 1950s and reflects the lives of the young family through exhibits and furnishings. Nowhere outside the United States have so many prominent political figures lived in one home – two presidents, two governors, first lady, ambassador and…