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  • The Alamo

  • The Texas State Railroad and Texas Forest Trail by John Troesser

  • The Texas State Railroad by Archie McDonald (All Things Historical)

  • Texas State Cemetery, "The Arlington of Texas", Austin

  • Fort Concho
    The best preserved of the chain of forts across Texas. Twenty-three buildings on 40 acres make up this National Historic Landmark.

  • Goliad, and Goliad State Historic Sites

  • Balmorhea, and Balmorhea State Park

  • San Jacinto Battleground / Monument State Historic Site

  • Battleship Texas

  • The Quadrangle by Mark Louis Rybczyk
    Excepted from San Antonio Uncovered. Republic of Texas Press, 2000
    "One of the most unusual places in San Antonio is the Quadrangle. The oldest building at Fort Sam Houston, it is now the headquarters for the Fifth U.S. Army. While many military installations discourage visitors with barbed wire and guards, the Quadrangle is just the opposite. Visitors are not only allowed, they are encouraged. As you step inside the stone walls, you immediately discover the perfect place for families to gather. Inside the fortress deer, ducks, rabbits, and other small animals run free, as do the thousands of children who visit there every year." ... more

  • Swimming to Mexico
    The Skinny on Dipping in Texas or
    "You can leave your hat on, but you're gonna have trouble with them boots."
    10 rivers, 7 State Parks, 2 Creeks and more Springs than an old mattress

  • Hill Country - Rivers, Springs and Parks (Excerpts from "Splash Across Texas" The Definitive Guide to Swimming in Central Texas by Chandra Moira Beal)

  • San Antonio Missions - Text and Photos by Sam Fenstermacher

  • The Painted Churches Tour - The painted churches of Fayette County

  • Los Ebanos and the last hand-operated ferry on the Rio Grande

  • A Pictorial Tour of Christmas in Texas Photos by Lou Ann Herda, Ed.D

  • A Christmas Treat by Bob Bowman
    The Holiday Trail of Lights, which includes Kilgore, the state's official "City of Stars," Marshall and Jefferson in East Texas and Natchitoches and Shreveport in Louisiana.

  • Christmas Crackers by Jase Graves

  • Fun Family Vacation Destinations In The Lone Star State by Jane Townsend
  • Drive-by Safari by Jase Graves
    A trip to the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas. Unlike a traditional zoo where the wildlife is safely secured within enclosures and only pose a danger to your nostrils, Fossil Rim is a drive-through animal experience.
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  • Out of My Shell at South Padre by Jase Graves
    Kemp's ridley sea turtle release

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    Kemp's ridley sea turtle release
  • Blanco State Park 7-1-17
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  • Enchanted Rock State Natural Area 6-26-17
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