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Rodeo Time in Texas
Dust off your Stetson and Polish up your Tony Lamas cuz it's bronc bustin' and bull ridin' time down in Texas! The opening of the Fort Worth Livestock Show and Rodeo kicked off the season in January as rodeo season gets underway all across the state. Texas is big on livestock shows and exhibitions, and rodeo is just plain a part of a Texan's natural DNA. So why not act like a Texan and make plans on taking in some rodeo time during your winter visit. Find the biggest and the best! Choose one here
Carnival Texas Style!
Texas Citrus Fiesta!
Texas ruby red grapefruit and sweet Texas oranges; Valley lemons and fresh vegetables. The Texas Rio Grande Valley is famous for a lot of fresh grown food, but the annual Texas Citrus Fiesta is one of the most traditional festivals that celebrates the goodness that comes with the tradition of growing the sweetest fruit in the world. It happens each year in Mission, Texas, and this years festival gets underway in late January. Check the schedule and guide and get ready!. MORE
Visit Historic Goliad!
The history of Texas is rich, and there are few places better to discover it than the historic community of Goliad! Visit the famous La Bahia and relive the longest seige in American military history, and also the nearby Goliad State Park. MORE
Glamp or Camp?
More and more Winter Texans are enjoying the new trend in camping - glamping! While the great outdoors are wonderful to enjoy, for some it's a little hard to give up the comforts of home. But glamping gives you the chance to do both. MORE
The Comfort Foods of Texas
There's nothing that brings fast comfort like the comfort food s we most enjoy. Check out our list of the Top Ten comfort foods of Texas and enjoy them on your next visit, or cook them in your kitchen and discover real comfort! MORE
History of the Poinsettia
We celebrate the Christmas holiday in many ways, including decorating our homes and gardens with the flower that has come to be known as the Christmas flower. But where it did it come from? And what is the story behind the flower? MORE
Attraction in Matamoros
Brownsville's sister city, Matamoros - just across the Mexican border - is full of rich history and attractions for the adventurous. Museums, cathedrals, parks, a great golf course and other attractions await visitors who walk across the border. MORE
Best BBQ Joints & Wurst
The German word for sausage is 'wurst', and Texas may well have the best. Also the best BBQ joints! But don't take our word for it. Check out our seasonal picks for the best and wurst Texas has to offer and get ready for some really good eats! MORE
Safety First at the Border
Is it safe for winter visitors to cross the Texas-Mexico border? The answer is yes and no. But we have some sound advice for those enjoy shopping, and visiting Mexican border towns. On how to be safe and wise. Check out the details in this report. MORE
The Lighthouses of Texas
They are stoic, always on guard, and for many, remnants of mariner-days-gone-by. But lighthouses have always demanded the attention of travelers, old and new, and on the Texas Gulf Coast you'll find many of these great structures to enjoy. MORE
Friendly Ghost of the USS Lex
He's a friendly ghost, or so most say, one that helps guide tours through the USS Lexington Museum in Corpus Christi. Some say he guards over his old ship, the carrier that refused to stay sunk. But no one seems frightened away. MORE
German Uboats in the Gulf!
In the early days of the 1940s, German uboats were dispatched to the Gulf of Mexico to disrupt shipping traffic as America resupplied its allies. Read the story about the fear of coastal residents and the threat of the uboats just off the coast of Texas. MORE
Don't Miss the Bird Fest!
It's going to be another great year for birding in the Lone Star State. The annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival is back and better than ever before with seminars and trips and nature destinations galore. Get ready to head to the valley. MORE
Best of the Best Mexican Food
No can accuse us of not always being on the lookout for the best eats in Texas! When it comes to Mexican food, we're giving the nod to Mole! in Corpus Christi. Check out the cuisine of Central and Southern Mexico and don't forget to try the desserts! MORE
It's that time of year again...trim down time...ugh! But who says we have to give up good taste and the bite and tang we Texans adore!
Check out this healthy and yet yummy Mexican Turkey Vegetable Soup. Chock full of veggies, low fat dairy, turkey and it still tastes like tacos!
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Yaga's Chili Quest & Beer Fest
Jan. 15 - 16
On the Galveston Strand
Chili & Beer on the historic strand, with over 100 craft and import beers to sample.
The Pecan tree is the Texas state tree and is the largest producer of native pecans in the nation.
Texas sales 3.7 million poinsettias every year.
The Collin Street Bakery has been making and shipping traditional Christmas fruit cake for 115 years.
A lot of miles in Texas:
Orange, Tx to to El Paso: 764 miles
Orange to Chicago: 770 miles
Brownsville, Tx to Dalhart, Tx - 859
Dalhart to Des Moines, IA - 713 miles
Palo Alto Battlefield Living History Program
Jan. 2. Feb. 6th, March 5th
South Texas Botanical Winter Garden Lecture Season
Jan. 6 - Feb. 24th
Enjoy Wednesday morning lectures, classes and tours in this beautiful South Texas Botanical Garden.
Ft. Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Jan. 15 - Feb. 6
If you have never been to a rodeo this is the one to experience!
Jan. 16 -30
Festival honoring the fruit industry
W.O.W.E Winter Outdoor and Expo Show
South Padre Island Texas
Jan. 26 - 30
Jan. 29 - Feb. 9
Twenty-four parades and city wide events in historic Galveston.
28th Annual Port Aransas Tour of Homes
Port Aransas - Jan. 31
Becker Vineyards Merlot Chocolate Tasting
Chef's create chocolate decadent creations paired with award winning merlots.
Quilts: Made in America
Feb. 12 - 13
The Marble Falls Club annual show.
Charro Days Fiesta
Brownsville - Feb. 21 - Feb. 28
Hispanic Cowboy Heritage Festival
Cowboy Poetry Gathering - Alpine/ Sul Ross University
Feb. 26 - 27
Poetry, music, storytelling.
Whooping Crane Festival
Port Aransas - Feb. 25 - Feb. 28
Guided tours, speakers, trade show and more.
Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day
San Angelo/Fort Concho
Living history actors protray frontier life.
Dec. 1 - March 30th
History buff s enjoy these history walks in the Rio Grande Valley. Discover the history of the Valley and enjoy the warm outdoors!
WELCOME BACK WINTER TEXANS!
You don't need to travel east across the Louisiana line to find a great street party for Mardi Gras. Just head to the Upper Texas Coast and join the fun ten days of carnival Texas style at Galveston Island's annual Mardis Gras extravaganza downtown. This year 30,000 are expected to make the trip. Twenty two parades, balcony parties, Krewe competitions, concerts out the ying yang! Spend your Chinese New Year celebrating Victorian style in Texas most historic City. It starts Jan 29! MORE