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The Day the Music Died

Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, Texas (Phoro courtesy of City of Lubbock)

February 3, 1959 — sixty years ago — a small plane crashed into a snowy farm field near Clear Lake, Iowa. The plane’s pilot died, along with singer/musicians Ritchie Valens, J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and Buddy Holly. The first two have faded from memory, but Buddy Holly, just 22 when he died, has …

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Grapevine’s Urban Wine Trail Celebrates Texas Wine

Texas is the fifth-largest wine-producing state in the U.S., and Grapevine has served as a trendsetter and leader with award-winning wineries and winemakers. Grapevine is home to the premier Urban Wine Trail in [easyazon_link identifier=”B00K9W24KI” locale=”US” tag=”thetravelersway-20″]Texas[/easyazon_link], as well as the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association and GrapeFest, the largest wine festival in the …

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Birding in the Lone Star State

Thanks to its incredible diversity of more than 540 bird species, Texas is widely considered to be America’s birding capital. The variety is further enriched by the convergence of three major migratory paths and an amazing range of habitat types. From well-known birding sites to off-the-beaten-path local hotspots, grab your binoculars and prepare to experience …

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Kidcation Week Debuts in August in San Antonio, Texas

This summer, San Antonio turns into a citywide playground for kids and families with the city’s first-ever Kidcation Week, August 12-18, 2013. Kidcation Week provides families a chance to closeout summer with one last jam-packed adventure. Visitors can look forward to exclusive kids programming and events, free entertainment and deals at hotels, attractions, shops, and …

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