In San Antonio, it’s tamales, tamales, tamales

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Leslie Long visits the annual Talame Fest in San Antonio, TX.

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Granbury, Texas: Get in Touch with Wild West History

historic Hood County Courthouse, Granbury, TX

In Granbury, Texas, famous legends live.

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Pina Colada French Toast Recipe

wildly delicious Pina Colada French Toast from the Inn on Lake Granbury

Our Texas friends at the Inn on Lake Granbury share their secret recipe for Pina Colada French Toast.

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Inn on Lake Granbury, Granbury, Texas: Living Like a Cattle Baron

curving lakeside pathway at Inn on Granbury Lake

Live in Western cattle baron style at the Inn on Granbury Lake.

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Seeing is Believing: The Dolphin Whisperer

Fishing boat South Padre Island

Is there such thing as a dolphin whisperer? Yep, and she’s on South Padre Island.

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Coffee Julep Recipe

Coffee Julep

Creamy Coffee Julep recipe from Houndstooth Coffee in Austin, Texas.

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Mi Cocina Restaurant, Plano, TX: A popular local chain with great food

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I generally shy away from chain restaurants, but sometimes a small, local chain is born because the restaurant is too good not to multiply into additional locations. Such is the case with Mi Cocina Restaurant in Plano, Texas, a happening suburb about 30 minutes from Dallas.

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Downtown Plano: An Undiscovered Gem


Historic downtown Plano is an undiscovered gem filled with pubs and interesting restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops and antique malls, and even a rail museum.

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Beaumont, Texas Highlights


Beaumont has more to offer than just terrific food. Gushers, gators, collectibles, orchids and more!

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Beaumont, Texas: Cowboy Cajun Cuisine and More


Beaumont,Texas, is one of those towns that foodies pass by in route to food towns like Houston or New Orleans. They shouldn’t.

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Plano Balloon Festival: Floating on a Cloud


It’s barely 6 a.m. and the sky is just dawning pink when we jump into the vans and head for Oak Point Park, the launch center for the annual Plano, Texas Balloon Festival.

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Marriott at the Legacy Town Center, Plano, Texas


The Legacy Town Center is filled with shops, restaurants, apartments, and condos all in a peaceful, tree-lined setting that encourages people to walk, sit at cafes, and enjoy the sociability of a neighborhood.

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