• A History Buff’s Guide to the Alamo

    If people want to skip learning about the most pivotal moment in Texas history, they could watch what history critics say is the most accurate and historically correct movie, The Alamo, with Dennis Quaid and Billy Bob Thornton (2004). The siege of the Alamo began the Texas War for Independence, also called the Texas Revolution. Read more…

  • BNSF railroad in Gunter TX

    BNSF Railroad and Gunter, Texas

    There is a big hoopla going on in southern Grayson County, Texas, over a proposed Burlington Northern San Francisco (BNSF) Railway 900 to 950-acre logistics center near Gunter. BNSF operates a railroad network of 32,500 route miles in 28 states and three Canadian provinces. Gunter, Texas, residents do not want a “train yard” in their Read more…

  • Baby Croc

    Pet a Baby Croc in Texomaland 

    Gunter, Texas, is experiencing growing pains, but you would never know it while touring Crocodile Creek, just a few miles north of Gunter proper. Burlington Northern San Francisco (BSNF) Railway bought over 900 acres north of Gunter and some property within its city limits to build a huge logistics center.  Gunter is a Texas prairie Read more…

  • 2024 solar eclipse

    Texas Guide to the 2024 Total Eclipse

    The total solar eclipse 2024, on April 8, will enter Texas from the border towns of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, and Eagle Pass, Texas. According to the Great American Eclipse website, Texas has the potential to host 720,000 out-of-state visitors and 13 million Texans live within this eclipse’s path. The eclipse excitement will continue to Read more…

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Visit the Texas capitol city, known for live music and outdoorsy activities like hiking and paddling.




Check out the hub of the “Lakes and Prairies” region, with plenty to do both inside and out in DFW.




Come see the third largest metro area in America, with everything from birdwatching to boating and beyond.



San Antonio

Bienvenidos! Check out the riverwalk and the Alamo. From food to fiestas, this city is a lot of fun.