Robert Lane took over City Shoe Shop in Palestine after his father’s death.
In Jacksonville, Palestine, and Tyler, local entrepreneurs cater to tourists looking for luxury (and a very fine slice of pie) amid the Piney Woods farms and fields.
Texas offers some of the most-diverse fishing in the country—from stalking monster sharks on Padre Island to fly-fishing from a kayak on the remote Pecos River. And for three months, I got to try it all.
Catch the Polar Express, visit the Grinch, or have your own 'It's a Wonderful Life' moment in a festive town square.