AUSTIN — In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Texas Highways magazine announced another round of the Texas Top 40 favorite destinations as chosen by its readers.
The September “People, Places and Wide Open Spaces” issue contains the annual “Extraordinary Texans” feature. This year, the magazine profiles nine outstanding individuals, including an astronaut, an artist and an actor who help make Texas special.
Also in this issue, the magazine’s writers travel all over the state to feature a restaurant, an inn, a state park, a palace, a museum and more.
Texas Highways is known for its dazzling photography and the September issue is no exception. Offering a 16-page section featuring amazing images from across the state, the issue marks the debut of new photography editor Brandon Jacobeit.
Other September issue highlights include: the Fort Worth Water Gardens; Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens; olive growing in south Texas; Concordia Cemetery outside El Paso, where 48 buffalo soldiers and John Wesley Hardin are buried; kayaking on the Colorado River; and the Medina Lake Cajun Festival.
Subscribers began receiving the September issue on Aug. 7, the digital edition was released on Aug. 11 and the hard-copy issue is on sale today at hundreds of newsstands statewide, including H-E-B, Target, Walmart, Randall’s and Barnes & Noble.
About Texas Highways magazine
Founded as a travel magazine in 1974, Texas Highways is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014. Today, Texas Highways has nearly 400,000 monthly readers across the United States and around the world.
Texas Highways’ mission is to encourage travel to and within the state. According to preliminary estimates from the Texas Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism division, travelers to and within Texas in 2013 spent more than $67.5 billion, an increase of 3 percent more than in 2012. This directly supported 599,000 jobs and generated $4.7 billion in state and local taxes.
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