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Best Place to Tube
Comal River, Landa Park
"...home to one of the nation's highest rated water parks – make time for Landa Park, where you can..."

Sept. 4, 2009 Best of Austin Feature

Day Trips
The defunct Comal Power Plant in New Braunfels finds new life as a hotel.
"...the red brick building at the southern entrance of Landa Park have been a part of the town's skyline..."

June 2, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...Braunfels still stands vacant on the southern edge of Landa Park. It has been 20 years since the power..."

April 11, 2003 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Dip, Sip, & ’Que: A Texas Trilogy
Day Trips on the best barbecue and swimming holes in Central Texas
"...America. The swimming pigs of the Aquarena Springs theme park are gone, but the Aquarena Center’s glass-bottom boats still..."

June 30, 2016 Columns Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Visit These At-Risk Hill Country Water Sources
While you still can
"...enjoy the spring-fed waters at a series of city parks along the river. The Lions Club rents tubes and..."

April 21, 2017 Features Feature by Gerald E. McLeod

Slippery Slope
To water-park jefe, Schlitterbahn's Jeff Henry, salvage equals whimsy not whim
"...says Jeff Henry, principal and co-owner of Schlitterbahn Water Parks, as he thumbs through a ream of 8.5-by-14 sheets..."

May 16, 2014 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

Day Trips
Texas has many spring-fed pools to keep you cool despite the heat
"...and the American Southwest. The 16 primary outlets in Landa Park feed the 2-mile-long Comal River, the shortest river..."

July 15, 2011 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

The Dark Horses
The redistricted Centex Democrats bravely into battle go
"...party. In CD 31, Jon Porter, a 34-year-old Cedar Park lawyer, has decided to see if Fort Hood's military..."

July 30, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Day Trips & Beyond: Texas Springs Under Threat
Visit these five watering holes while you can
"...In a 2005 article in Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, Larry McKinney counted: “Of the 31..."

April 20, 2017 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
A limestone hunk in Comfort, Texas -- a would-be monument to area immigrants -- has a decidedly uncomfortable history.
"...their religious beliefs. A limestone monument in the local park goes unfinished and stands more as a reminder of..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Latana Ridge Lodge, an hour's drive north of DFW, sits at the collision point of northern grasslands, eastern forests, and western prairies.
"...Between the park and the interstate highway, the farm-to-market roads pass scenic..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
The Varner-Hoogg Plantation State Historical Park, near Houston, has gone from a settler's cabin to a great sugar plantation to an oil wildcatter's weekend home.
"...The Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historical Park on the coastal plains west of Houston still retains..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Summer Fun: You Might Wanna Schlitt Down for This
Our Summer Fun extras begin with 'the hottest, coolest time in Texas'
"...Save for a few infrequent trips to Mustang Island,..."

May 13, 2013 Chronolog Post by Andy Campbell

Day Trips
The summer drought is making historical Indian sites throughout Texas more accesible to archaeologists ... and to looters.
"...someone who finds an arrowhead while walking through a park," Prikryl says. The LCRA is more interested in stopping..."

Sept. 8, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
San Antonio streetcar moves to the Northwest
"...Witte Museum and for a time resided in HemisFair Park. In 1981, the Museum Association refurbished the passenger car..."

Aug. 11, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Follow the Lederhosen
Celebrating Oktoberfest all over Central Texas
"...follow the standard theme: beer, polka bands, beer, Kinder Park (a children's play area), beer, craft tents, beer, staff..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Food Feature by Lee Nichols

Day Trips
Sleep and shop 19th-century style at the Comfort Common Bed and Breakfast in Comfort, TX.
"...Dowling Days at the Sabine Pass Battleground State Historical Park commemorates the Irish longshoreman's contribution to the Texas Revolution,..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Get your jitters all over Central Texas at these rural coffeeshops.
"...long list of family entertainment options in Schulenburg's Wolters Park, Aug. 4-6. While you're in the area, check out..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...the exciting tube shoot at the old mill in Landa Park are less than a block from the inn...."

July 14, 1995 Column

Day Trips
"...Wurstfest takes off at Landa Park in New Braunfels with a unique German festival,..."

Oct. 30, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Not a Drop to Drink
Comal Springs Is Drying Up
"...visitors in inner tubes. The Spring Fed Pool in Landa Park was jammed. Parking was nearly impossible...."

July 12, 1996 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Bahn, Bahn, Bahn ...
Apparently, most Austinites don't know that New Braunfels' Schlitterbahn Waterpark has a resort.
"...According to Darren Hill, resort manager at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort in New Braunfels, the live oak in question..."

May 26, 2000 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

TV Eye
Henry Rollins takes his particular brand of political activism on the road
"...live at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Waterloo Park on Sunday, Nov. 9. For tickets and information, go..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Anything Goes
That free-for-all spirit is part of the kick of FronteraFest
"...less – runs Jan. 15-Feb. 16, Tuesday-Saturday, at Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd. As always, the Saturday program..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

After a Fashion
Is DIY design? Your Style Avatar weighs in ... like the 500-lb. gorilla in the middle of the room.
"...was easier just to call Roy's than try to park Downtown. They always seemed to have the coolest drivers..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Stephen's annual Oscar roundup of who DHOH (did her own hair), and look out, Neiman Marcus is coming!
"...Power of the Purse luncheon with the glamorous Karen Landa. A presentation of the Women's Fund of Central Texas,..."

March 2, 2007 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

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