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BBQ Festivals Provide a Taste of the South. South Carolina, “The Birthplace of Barbecue,” Fills Spring and Summer with Cook-Offs and Culinary Competitions

Compiled by Mary Gallagher Every state has their version of BBQ and although I haven’t eaten at every place on the BBQ Trails of southern

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Around the Texas Coastal Bend

by Terry Conway It is the winter home of the only natural colony of the endangered whooping cranes in the world.  A most elegant creature,

Amarillo: The Panhandle Plains Historical Museum

By Mary Gallagher One of many great things to see and do in Amarillo, Texas is visiting the huge Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Amarillo is an

September Texas

Canyon of the Eagles Lodge Offers Texas-Style Fun

By Kathie Farnell Photos by Jack Purser Jr. Ninety minutes from Austin, Texas, the Lower Colorado River Authority has created an eco-friendly lodge on the

September Texas

Houston – A City On The Move

By Felicia Persaud Houston may have been forced into the spotlight recently for the corrupt practices of Enron executives but there is so much more

September Texas

Matagorda County, Texas: It’s (Not Just) For The Birds

by Dorothea S. Michelman For someone whose avian expertise has hovered comfortably in the hummingbird, robin, and Canada goose range, a sojourn in Matagorda County,

August Texas


by Kathie Farnell Matagorda County, sixty miles southwest of Houston on the Texas Gulf Coast, is positioning itself as an eco-tourism destination. Birders have flocked

August Texas

Where Eagles Soar

Nature-Based Tourism Rates High in Texas By Dorothea S. Michelman Texas’s tourism industry advocates conserving natural resources, preserves, animal habitats and encourages a laid-back rural

August Texas
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