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Bats of Bracken Cave Near San Antonio, TX

Witnessing an emergence of bats from the maternity colony at Bracken Cave is an awesome experience that may soon be available to the public. No two bat emergences are ever…

Day Tripping Through Austin, TX

When traveling through Texas, perhaps on the way from Shreveport, LA, to San Antonio, be sure to spend the better part of a day in Austin. Austin, Texas, a city…

Austin’s Weird Past & Present

From the University of Texas Tower at one end of Congress St. to Stevie Ray Vaughan’s statue and bat tours at the other end, Austin offers the visitor a whole…

Memories of New Braunfels

Growing up as a child in Houston, my family would spend summer vacations in New Braunfels, one of the old German communities nestled on the edge of the Texas Hill…

History of Shamrock Hotel Houston

One of the most colorful events in Houston history was the grand opening of the famous Shamrock Hotel in 1949 on St. Patrick’s Day. The hotel was built on fifteen…

LBJ National Historical Park – Austin

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, situated 50 miles (80 km) west of Austin in the Texas Hill Country, looks after the home, birthplace, and ranch of Lyndon B. Johnson,…

The Alamo – San Antonio

The Alamo (San Antonio de Valero Mission), situated in San Antonio, Texas, is the first in a chain of missions established along the San Antonio River. The mission was endorsed…

Blanton Museum of Art – Austin

The Blanton Museum of Art, situated in Austin, Texas, is the art museum and research center of the University of Texas, under the College of Fine Arts. Founded in 1963,…

Bayou Bend – Houston

Bayou Bend, situated in Houston, Texas, is one of the most important museums of American decorative and fine arts in the country. It was designed by a renowned architect John…

Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art, situated in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas, was established in 1903 as the Dallas Art Association. The Association’s collection was initially exhibited in…