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Lively Legacy

In May of 1974, a spirited young editor named Frank Lively repurposed a state highway department publication called Texas Highways into a travel magazine—in his words, a “showpiece for Texas.” Within a year, the Texas Legislature had named the 33-page monthly “The Official Travel Magazine of Texas,” declaring that “every effort be made to enlarge its growing family of readers.”

Texas Highways’ topics have expanded and our look has transformed over the decades, but true to the Lively legacy, our readers—active and armchair travelers alike—remain our focus, and never more so than as we launch our 40th-anniversary celebration for 2014.

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The Texas Top 40 Countdown is On!

We’re celebrating our 40th anniversary with a yearlong countdown: The Texas Top-40 Travel Destinations. It all starts now. Drumroll, please. ...

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Cast Away!

Tranquil, scenic, and stocked with trout, the Guadalupe River lures avid and casual anglers alike for a distinctly Texan winter fly-fishing experience.

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Caching In

Geocaching? The GPS-driven craze is propelling cachers to search every nook and cranny of Texas for hidden treasures. The hunt is on!

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Texas Grit

The Dust Bowl was one of the most trying chapters of Texas history, but also one of its most fascinating. Tour the Panhandle Plains sites that bring the turbulent era into focus.

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Where in Texas are you?

Name this West Texas town and you could win a fabulous Galveston getaway!


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January Events

January’s events include the Driller’s Reunion at the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum at Lamar University, celebrating the 113th anniversary of the discovery of Spindletop oil near Beaumont; Laredo Crime Stoppers host the Menudo Bowl; the Garland NAACP holds several events honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King; and NASA offers the chance to have lunch with an Astronaut at Space Center Houston.

For a searchable list of all Texas happenings, visit the Texas Highways Events page.

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Shop the Gift Shop! 2014 Texas Highways Wall Calendar

The 2014 Texas Highways Wall Calendar showcases the beauty of the Lone Star State, as seen through the lenses of gifted photographers. From Pampa to the Laguna Madre, you will enjoy exploring Texas scenery every month.

You can find dozens of gifts as unique as the Lone Star State in our online shop.

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