Texas

Story & photos by Deborah Loeb Bohren Today’s Dallas preserves the myth and perpetuates the reality that “big things happen here.”  It’s a vibrant, modern city that has not forgotten its cowboy roots. The result is a weekend-worthy destination brimming with heart, fit for foodies, art lovers, and shopaholics alike.

By Bobbie Leigh Lady Bird Johnson once described  the Texas Hill Country as land of “chalky  hills, clear streams, and crooked live oaks.”  That is as true today as when Mrs.  Johnson wrote her  landmark “Wildflowers Across America,” an urgent plea for using native plants and wildflowers to make roadsides

  By Larry Olmsted Welcome back to “Great Urban Weekend Escapes.” Since the famous Austin City Limits music festival just finished, it seems like a perfect time for this column to visit Texas’ capitol city. Austin has been one of the country’s hottest, trendiest and fastest rising destinations for several