The neighborhood formerly known as a business center is now a walkable, family-friendly haven.
In the rolling plains of the Panhandle, Bob Owen tears up what’s left of old vehicles so that some classic cars get a chance at a new life.
The Grammy winner is the most famous export from Lindale, but the charming East Texas town also boasts a delightful candy shop, blackberries galore, and plenty of live music.
A hundred years ago, U.S. airmail pilots depended on a coast-to-coast bread-crumb trail of arrows—though most have been destroyed, buried, lost, or forgotten.
Fancy a selfie with state icon Tex Randall? Perhaps a date with a llama? Pull over and stretch your legs at these can’t-miss pit stops.
Volunteers spent weeks installing 28,000 solar-powered bulbs for Bruce Munro’s ‘Field of Light,’ which runs through December.
Stop and smell its famous roses, yes—but this East Texas city offers more to enjoy, including a delightful dining scene.
The Hill Country town supplies cowboys—both real and temporary—with a dose of ranch life, complete with hotcakes and trail riding.
This serene Hill Country town boasts a treehouse hotel and an idyllic swimming hole.
Craft beer, live music, and small businesses breathe new life into Old Taylor High, a repurposed school building from 1923.
Five years after Hurricane Harvey, the beloved beach town continues to recover and evolve. Here are some of our favorite spots.
The former boomtown is home to a robust food scene, turn-of-the-century mansions, worthy museums, and natural splendor.
For decades, Roddy Wiley ran the only bank in the small town of Oakwood, which happily resisted modern technology well into the twenty-first century.
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Hundreds of Dedicated Aviation Geeks Who Traveled to Dallas to Watch a Flight Land
“Plane spotters” gather in and around airports to marvel at (and photograph) their favorite flights—and Texan spotters just got to witness the descent of the largest passenger plane in the world.
Sixteen years ago, a small town’s only public school closed its doors. But not before the final graduating class invited a former POW to walk the stage, finishing what he started nearly six decades before.
Texas Country Reporter visits Maniac’s Mansion in downtown Wichita Falls, offering unlimited play steeped in eighties and nineties nostalgia.
Bob Anderson says the self-inflicted title is for amusement only, but the quirky farmer sure seems serious about garlic.
The town, an easy back-roads drive from Austin or DFW, is both quiet and brimming with worthy new shops and eateries.
The Hutto-based hatmaker uses decades-old equipment to meticulously customize every hat.
Professional baseball teams once traveled here in search of healing waters
From luxury spas to grueling drills, our state offers something for players of every persuasion.
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At Austin’s weekend-long floating bacchanal, it’s BYOP (as in “paddleboard”).
How to get the adventure and scenery without having to spend days in your kayak or canoe.
The swampy network of waterways straddling the Louisiana border teems with natural wonders—and more than a few secrets.
Swimming before sunrise became a necessary ritual for novelist Elizabeth McCracken during an uncertain time. And then came the strangers.
My dream of navigating through Big Bend’s stunning canyons finally came true. I just had to start a little farther downstream.
My family’s shack on an island in the world’s largest hypersaline lagoon has brought us closer to the fishing—and to one another.
When you’re floating on top of the Marriott Marquis in downtown Houston, you might have reached peak Texas.
Our guide to this tranquil, often overlooked slice of the Hill Country.
Bill Richardson’s creations from discarded metal were featured numerous times on Texas Country Reporter, but our friendship remains near and dear to my heart.
Pastor Buddy Blake led volunteers who help step in for the Department of Defense to honor fallen soldiers with a proper military burial.
Pianist James Dick has turned a rolling pasture outside of Round Top into a haven for classical musicians from around the world.
The piano teacher turned touring musician from Lockney has been inducted into several halls of fame across the U.S.
Bob Wills fans flock each spring to the tiny Panhandle town to “dance all night, dance a little longer.”
The community 50 miles east of Austin celebrates its Slavic heritage each year with music, crafts, and lots of buttery, handmade noodles.
When she began her year-long bird-spotting adventure, Tiffany Kersten was lost and lonely. She ended up achieving a major milestone—and finding her way.
A thriving arts scene, a surprising water lily garden, and historic landmarks make this Texas city a weekend-worthy destination.
The small motel has a sliding-roof observatory where people can enjoy some of the darkest skies on the planet.
Kids from nine to ninety will get a kick out of watching the Alamo City’s most mythical sea creatures swim with sharks and pose for selfies.
While the honky-tonks and rodeos remain, the neighborhood is brimming with new life.
Chris Morris broke his back during motocross practice, but that didn’t stop him from finding a new source of adrenaline and drive.
Tentative plans call for the beloved dining-hall structure to be rebuilt and modernized—with even better views.
After fifty years on the road, the host of Texas Country Reporter recalls his favorite dish at Mary’s Cafe in Strawn.
At Dig World, in Katy, anyone can drive a utility vehicle or go wild in a skid steer.
Conquer the Guadalupe Mountains, lollygag through the loblollies in East Texas, or trace a historic railroad near Caprock Canyons.
Let’s pause to appreciate our leafy friends.
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