What do thousands of beer cans and a religious dedication to orange juice have in common? A visit to Houston, Texas, is in order to discover the connection. Two men with two different artistic expressions living in two separate neighborhoods, sharing one common goal: to create a shrine to their favorite beverage. Houston’s art scene […]

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Texas Road Trips: From Dinosaurs to Drive-Ins

by Tui Snider on February 10, 2012

Somervell Courthouse in Glen Rose, Texas (photo by Tui Snider)

A short drive west of Dallas and Fort Worth are two small Texan towns well worth exploring, Granbury and Glen Rose. Both have historic squares featuring a 19th century courthouse in the center, with locally-owned shops, restaurants and cafes nearby. Granbury, in addition, offers authentic German food, while Glen Rose is home to the official […]


Marfa, Texas: Little Town With a Big Attitude

by Rita Cook on February 9, 2012

Donald Judd - Marfa, Texas

If folks outside of Texas have heard of Marfa the first thing they’ve likely heard about are the infamous “Marfa Lights.”  The second thing, an art community that rivals most big cities in the United States.  The town has also been featured in a number of movies over the years beginning with a visit by Rock […]


Free Things to Do and See in Dallas/Fort Worth

by Rita Cook on January 5, 2012

Mustangs at Las Colinas

Who said you have to be a millionaire to live in or visit the Big D or its neighbor the renowned cattle-rich city of Fort Worth.  While just minutes away from each other, both cities are different and offer their own version of how to have a no-cost good time. There seems to be a plethora […]


Dallas Spas Welcome October Spa Week

by Rita Cook on September 15, 2011

hot stone massage

Sit back and take it easy.  That’s what a spa day is all about, right? If the cost has kept you from relieving the stress from your life then visiting a local spa during Spa Week from October 10 to 16 is the perfect remedy.  Certain spa treatments during this week are available for only $50 […]


Life’s a Beach on Galveston Island, Texas

by Christina Uticone on June 1, 2011

Did you know that a relaxing beach vacation is just one hour away from the city of Houston, Texas? It’s true! Galveston Island is just 54 miles down I-45 South, and if you beat the traffic you can be on the beach in just sixty minutes! No matter where you stay on the island you […]


New Killer Whale Show to Debut at SeaWorld

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 7, 2011

One World at SeaWorld

SeaWorld parks across the United States will debut an all-new killer whale show this spring and summer, connecting guests to the sea with a new level of energy, excitement and vibrancy as it educates and inspires them to make a difference in this world. “One Ocean” features SeaWorld’s majestic killer whales as ambassadors of the […]