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Dip, Sip, & ’Que: A Texas Trilogy
Day Trips on the best barbecue and swimming holes in Central Texas
"...with some of the best swimming holes in the state. Now that the latest five-year drought has relaxed its..."

June 30, 2016 Columns Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...of the year, and with a beautiful bonus: free parking and no admission fee to state parks and historic..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Some of the Best Texas Hill Country Swimming Holes, Restaurants, Breweries, and More
Take a dip, then fill your piehole
"...explore. Be prepared for a mini hike from the parking lot to the swimming hole...."

July 26, 2019 Food Feature by Jessika Roth

Day Trips
The top eight state park swimming holes in Texas
"...Swimming holes in state parks are some of the most reliable public places..."

July 31, 2009 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Off-road biking trails of the Lone Star State.
" a hair-raising, white-knuckle experience. Several public and private parks around Texas offer a wilderness experience on two wheels...."

May 18, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Perseid Meteor Shower 101
We chat with the experts about when and where to see the night-sky show
"...can. (The city proper won’t really do.) Ries suggests Pedernales Falls State Park or Enchanted Rock, where she’s watched..."

Aug. 9, 2016 Chronolog Post by Ashley Moreno

Day Trips
The Lone Star Coffee Bar in Johnson City is a caffeine oasis among the peach stands
"...the Exotic Resort Zoo offers tours of the animal park, plus added cabins for overnight stays. For information about..."

June 17, 2005 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Beyond the Spritzer
Cooling off with summer wines
"...One of the best recent discoveries is Kirkland Ranch Estate Chardonnay ($9), made from Russian River fruit and with..."

July 18, 2008 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Day Trips
Music venue offers intimate concert experience
" In a hardscrabble valley between Dripping Springs and Pedernales Falls State Park, Thomas and Gail Chapmond have filled..."

Feb. 15, 2013 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...Introduction to Birdwatching at Pedernales Falls State Park offers the basics of bird biology,..."

March 16, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...Texian Thanksgiving at Flat Creek Ranch east of Pedernales Falls State Park on County Road 201 celebrates the..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Preserving Planet Texas
Outdoor-loving Texans can thank the federal government for requiring the state to firm up its state parks planning over the next decade.
"...Texans can thank the federal government for requiring the state to firm up its state parks planning over the..."

July 5, 2002 News Feature by Dan Oko

Day Trips & Beyond: December Travel Roundup
Central Texas holiday lights, digital Dealey Plaza, and more
"...of the site, interactive maps, and histories of the park and the assassination. Using photographs, oral histories, and film..."

Dec. 4, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Mayor Kirk Watson may challenge Gonzalo Barrientos for his state Senate seat, but Watson says he hasn't decided. Barrientos..."

Aug. 5, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Tons of Texas travel news for the dog days of summer
"...up as well as the grape harvest around the state...."

Aug. 1, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

HBO's The Leftovers Finds New Life in Austin
The second coming
"...strong crew base and filming incentives offered by the state of Texas added to the allure. The decision was..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Austin Trails: New and Proposed
"...Austin to the Town Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail via Zaragosa Park. The city is requesting $428,580 to repair an existing..."

Nov. 15, 1996 News Feature

Day Trips & Beyond: March Events Roundup
Spring is the season for Texas travel
"...oasis using found objects and discarded items. His passion park extols the virtues of good nutrition, hard work, and..."

Feb. 29, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Five Austin Activities for the Whole Family
Got a house full of guests this holiday? Here’s how to entertain ’em.
"’re within walking distance of the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum (home to the largest IMAX screen in..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Events Post by Shalavé Cawley

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
It's the most wonderful time of the year
"...Don’t miss the forest of lighted trees at the Pedernales Electric Co-op building, 201 S. Ave. F, and the..."

Dec. 1, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Hill Country Compendium
Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood has been scouting the Hill Country looking for all the new bed & breakfasts, restaurants, and other interesting places she can find.
"...a gentle hill, offering a spectacular view of the Pedernales River Valley. The front porch here is the perfect..."

April 7, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Net Emissaries
Ten Local WWW Sites of Note
"...3. Texas Music Office There are so many spunky sites of, by, and..."

Jan. 10, 1997 Screens Feature

A Guide to Finding Beer Outside of Austin’s City Limits
Drinking outside of the box
"...doors down with a focus on English-style ales. Cedar Park..."

May 19, 2017 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Austin slowly thaws out from an unprecedented – but not entirely unexpected – disaster
"...coldest weather in decades, the near collapse of the state electricity grid, and water system failures that forced a..."

Feb. 19, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

99 Luftballons (International Acts at SXSW Music)
South by Southwest by way of Sudan, Scotland, Colombia, and more
"...year's debut EP Something American. The London songwriter recorded stateside with Simone Felice as producer, recruited Larry Campbell to..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature

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