A Measure of Devotion

In a recent Dallas Morning News article, the Movato Real Estate Blog gave Lubbock TX the rap as being, “the most boring city in America.” It’s a bad rap. Don’t the bloggers know Lubbock gave us music greats Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, or maybe being boring is in the eye of the beholder?

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Touring I-20 where the West Begins

You might be tempted to put the “peddle to the metal” when heading west on I-20 from Ft. Worth- stopping only when necessary. Most people probably view the west Texas stretch of I-20 as just a long, blue line on the map connecting Ft. Worth with Abilene and Midland/Odessa, merging into I-10 near Pecos. Be tempted to stop for some pleasant surprises.

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Texas Independence Trail-Goliad

9 Flags over Goliad: Six flags have flown over Texas – in historical order the flags of: Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederacy, and The United States of America. Goliad has experienced the same six flags, and three more

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Spirit of Aggieland

After spending two days in College Station trying to discover for myself(a non-Aggie) the “Spirit of Aggieland”, I have come to a conclusion. “The Spirit” is the sum of its parts.

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Dallas vs. Ft. Worth

You would think Dallas and Ft. Worth were farther apart from each other than 30 miles. Dallas feels like where the East begins, and Ft. Worth feels like where the West begins. Instead of two major cities joined facing each other, it seems to me like two cities with their backs to each other. We should feel connected. After all, we are the Dallas/Ft.Worth Metroplex.

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Creepy in Houston

Visiting Houston in October? You probably have the Space Center, the art museum, the zoo, or maybe a sports venue on your itinerary. Normally I gravitate to the Battleship Texas at dry dock in the ship channel or the San Jacinto Monument nearby at Buffalo Bayou.

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Laredo-north meets south

Visiting Laredo is like a trip to Mexico without leaving the U.S. The language is equal parts Spanish blending into English. I marvel at bilingual speakers-one sentence in English and then next in Spanish. The border is real, but the cultures blend.

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#41 GH W Bush

We Texans like to brag. Texas was an independent and sovereign republic in North America for 10 years, from 1836 to 1846. Our territory during that time encompassed the current states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming. Even though Alaska became the largest state in 1956, the Republic of Texas was larger.

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Meet me in St. Louis, Louis

“Meet me in St. Louis, Louis. Meet me at the Fair.” That’s the opening line from the Sterling & Mills song which commemorates the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. The Fair is gone, but the land is now St. Louis’ central park-Forest Park to be exact.

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