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"It's Like a Whole Other Country"
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"Under the crystal skies of Central Texas lies the heart of recreation and hospitality. Abilene preserves the traditional heritage of the Old West while providing all the exciting advantages of a thriving contemporary city. Abilene is famous for its friendly, helpful people and that attitude extends to the motels, restaurants, and businesses."
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"Addison is a 4.5 square mile town located on the northern edge of Dallas County, 10 miles north of downtown Dallas, 15 miles from D/FW Airport and 9 miles from Love Field Airport. Because of its convenient location on the Dallas North Tollway, proximity to airports and unique amenities, corporations such as Pizza Hut, Mary Kay Cosmetics and CompUSA have chosen to make Addison their home. "
"With 125 restaurants, 14 hotels (with more under construction), Prestonwood Mall, The Galleria and Valley View mall all located within 5 square miles, Addison is also a haven for visitors. Hotels catering to every pocketbook from the budget wise to luxury minded offer visitors to Addison first class service. "
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"Since the late 1960's the complexion of the community has changed as people in large cities nearby have come seeking a slower, friendlier pace of life and a family-friendly neighborhood. Downtown Fort Worth is about 30 minutes away, and many professionals now live here and commute to work."
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"Gateway to America's second largest canyon.
Amarillo is one of the last places on earth where the Old West is just minutes away. Regardless of how the traveler reaches the capital city of the High Plains, the frontier experience is waiting just a few miles in any direction.
Amarillo sits at the crossroads of America, almost equidistant from both coasts. Air travelers reach the city through connecting flights from every major air terminal in the central U.S. Motorists simply take I-40 -- the best-traveled route in the country -- or I-27. "
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"Arlington, located between Fort Worth and Dallas (15 minutes east and west, respectively), is just 15 minutes south of D/FW International Airport. The entertainment center of Texas and the Southwest, Arlington hosts more than 6 million visitors per year. For the good times. "
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"The live music capital of the world."
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"The Heart of the Colorado."
"Bastrop's historical roots run deep. A rich harvest of classic Texas folklore and architecture exists today. Originally the site served as a meeting ground for the Tonkawa and other Southwestern Indians. It also provided a vital Colorado River crossing on the Old San Antonio Road - El Camino Real. It was not until 1821, however, that Stephen F. Austin journeyed through the area and determined to build a settlement on the site. Today, Downtown Bastrop represents a unique blending of the old and new. Nestled on the banks of the Colorado River, the historic district is filled with a variety of shops and restaurants. The historic ambience of downtown is complemented by nearby neighborhoods containing over 100 historical sites. Visit beautiful Bastrop - you'll discover for yourself why we're known as the Heart of the Colorado. "
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"Come Home to Bedford...The Best Part of Dallas-Fort Worth."
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Big Spring Area
"The first recorded history of Howard County is from the journal of Capt. R. B. Marcy on October 3, 1849. His journal entry reads, "Leaving the salt lake this morning, our bearing was N 71 degrees E., for eight miles, where we reached the border of the high plain, and descended an easy slope of about fifty feet to a bench below; here we could see two bluffs in the direction we were marching, near which our guide informed us we could find a fine spring of water. Fourteen and a half miles' travel over a beautiful road brought us to the spring, which we found flowing from a deep chasm in the limestone rocks into an immense reservoir of some fifty feet in depth." The spring was the source of life in the region and the source around which Big Spring developed and grew. "
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"Recreation is highlighted by the Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. The lake features over 1,400,000 acre feet of water, with 110 miles of shoreline. Water sports, camping, boating, scuba diving, and fishing are available. Lake Meredith features the finest Walleye fishing in the state. Numerous fishing tournaments, sailing regattas, and other events take place at the lake. The Marina at Lake Meredith features slip rentals, boat rentals, a store, and a heated fishing area. Portions of the area are open for hunting. Area game includes geese, ducks, quail, dove, turkey, pheasant, and deer.
Fritch is home to the Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum, while Borger features the Hutchinson County Museum. Visitors to Stinnett can enjoy the Hutchinson County Courthouse, the historic McCormick house, and the Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips school Heritage Center."
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"...A haven for history buffs, nature lovers, antique hunters, gift shoppers, festival goers, and just about anybody looking for an enjoyable getaway!
Come spend some time with us. There's so much to see and do all year long - - for families, couples, tour groups, and business travelers. "
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Welcome to Historic Brownsville; Texas' southernmost city, international seaport, and largest city in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Located 25 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico and directly across the border from Matamoros, Mexico, Brownsville dates from colonial days of Imperial Spain, covering periods of exploration, wars, revolutions and colorful, though infamous banditry.
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A history to diverse to pull just a part, so here is the whole thing -- railroads, Texas Rangers, Open range to farms to industry at An overview.
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Bryan & College Station
"RICH in tradition and history, Bryan-College Station truly is "Smack in the Heart of Texas." The twin cities are nestled in the lush Brazos Valley, conveniently located at the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and Austin/San Antonio triangle and easily accessible from all parts of the state. Residents boast of big city conveniences with small-town warmth and hospitality. "
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"Caldwell is an energetic town with friendly people who are eager for expansion and growth and receptive to newcomers. It's a town full of secret pockets of hidden and not-so-hidden attractions that create an inviting atmosphere for this charming rural community. Caldwell offers a step back to a more peaceful lifestyle with an open mind toward the future. "
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"We invite you to visit Cameron, the county seat of Milam County, Texas, located in the Central Brazos River Basin. The Little River is made up of the combined waters of the Leon, Lampasas, North and South San Gabriel Rivers"
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"Home of the World Famous "First Monday Trade Days", and the front door to fabulous East Texas, where the lifestyle is second to none.
First Monday Trade Days was established many years ago. The tradition started for the simple reason that the first Monday of every month the area judge would come into town to conduct business. Thus, First Monday became the traditional trading day.
Once a month every month, we play host to the nearly 200,000 visitors of our World Famous First Monday Trade Days. It's BIG, it's exciting, it's an experience like no other.
But if you've only visited Canton on First Monday, you haven't really experienced Canton. You see, when our company goes home, we relax, settle in, and enjoy the quality of small town living that so many folks seem to be longing for these days. It's the kind of life we'd be proud to share with you and your family. Sure, we love having company, but we love it even more when we get new neighbors. Canton is a great place to visit. It's an even better place to live, to raise a family, and to retire. Our slogan says it all, "For First Monday, or for a lifetime, it's Canton, Texas!""
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"Centerville is half-way between Houston and Dallas on I-45. It is half-way between Temple/Waco and Lufkin/Nacadoches on Highway 7. "
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Clear Lake, NASA area
"Clear Lake - NASA Area... The name conjures up images of life's simple pleasures around Clear Lake's sparkling waterways. It conjures up images of high tech NASA, home of the American Astronauts, where the most recent history of the world and the universe is being made. Visit Armand Bayou, the largest urban wildlife preserve in the United States - an ecotourist's drearm."
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"What began as a $1 investment one hundred years ago has grown into a multi-million dollar community in the heart of one of the Nation's most vigorous and rapidly growing areas."
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College Station
"The City of College Station, incorporated in 1938, is a young municipality, but its community began when the Texas A&M College was founded. As the first state institution of higher education, it was inaugurated in 1876 and was located four miles south of the City of Bryan amid sparsely settled farmlands. Today, College Station continues to grow and prosper at a very fast pace."
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Corpus Christi
"Experience Texas With A Tropical Twist at one of our many events."
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"Corsicana, TX is located about 50 miles south of the DFW Metroplex, about 50 miles east of Waco, about 185 miles north of Houston and about 50 miles west of Tyler. Some of the major highways that go through Corsicana are US 287, IH 45 and TX 31. Corsicana is also a centrally located rail hub for major rail lines. Corsicana boasts Navarro College, Richland-Chambers Reservoir, the Lefty Frizzell Memorial and it is home to the first oil well and refinery west of the Mississippi River. "
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"The frozen margarita, a cocktail made of tequila, lime juice, sugar and salt was invented in Dallas. Dallas is home to 1,300 places that serve cold beer, wine and adult cocktails. The chicken fajita was invented in Dallas. This Tex-Mex specialty is made of distinctively marinated, grilled meats, flour tortillas, tomatoes, chili peppers, avocados and sour cream. "
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Dallas - Fort Worth Area
"Seat of Denton County featuring the beautiful Courthouse-On-the-Square with Denton County Historical Museum on the first floor. Dentons Main Street Program has brought about the revitalization of the central business district. You'll find a vibrant, busy downtown which features antique stores, gift shops, fun restaurants and a lively mix of other retail businesses. "
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East Texas Tourism Association
"Up-To-Date News from East Texas! Featuring Bob Stevens' Trip across America on U.S. Hwy 80!"
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"Eldorado invites you to experience the good things this rural West Texas community has to offer: clean air, best water in Texas, unpolluted beauty of the Edwards Plateau, a hunter's paradise with abundant deer and wild turkey, outstanding fishing, baseball, and golf. "
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El Paso
"El Pasoans share a fascination and passion for history that visitors to our city find remarkable. Our heritage surrounds us every day, an indelible part of our city's character. "
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"The Bluebonnet City is a great place to live, work, and play. Whether you are considering a day trip from Dallas, a relocation to North Texas, or expanding an industry, Ennis would like to be your partnership for success."
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Farmers Branch
"Farmers Branch is the place to be for excitement, but it is also a place to retreat from the "big city" hustle. Three beautiful creeks traverse the City and there are more than 20 parks filled with picnic areas, bridges, playgrounds, walking areas and natural surroundings. As the birthplace of Dallas County, Farmers Branch has preserved history in its 22-acre Historical Park which takes visitors on a "walk back through time" to the days of the early settlers in the 1800s. The Historical Park is also the site for many of the City's special events and may be reserved for weddings, parties, family reunions or other special gatherings."
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Fort Davis
"Some visitors say we look like New Mexico or Chihuahua, others claim our striking rock formations and miles-long vistas remind them of Australia.
Fact is, Fort Davis is pure Texas, as genuine as the working cattle ranches on the outskirts of town -- as unpretentious as the adobe homes and ocotillo fences of its neighborhoods. It's a special place to visit.
Fort Davis and the Davis Mountains remind you of an earlier Texas, a Texas before 90-minute commutes, mega malls and grafitti-marked walls -- a Texas of spinning windmills, oaks clinging to rugged mountainsides, families riding together on horseback and magenta sunsets that can stop you in your tracks. "
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Fort Worth
"Do we have authentic Western action and attractions? Yes, but that's just where it begins. History is alive in Fort Worth and culture abounds. "
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"Are you ready for a relaxing getaway? Taking a trip to Fredericksburg is like stepping into Old World Germany. "
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Galveston Island
"Escape and Explore for family or lovers, Galveston. "
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Galveston.com "The Original and best Galveston Island Travel & Visitor Guide" -- events on their home page.
"The settlement of what is present day Coryell County began in 1849, when the United States Army established Fort Gates, named after Major Collinson Reed Gates. The fort was built on the Leon River to protect settlers from Indian attacks. The fort was abandoned by the U.S. Army in 1852. Later the fort was used as a training site for the Confederate Army during the "War between the States." Coryell County was established in 1854 and Gatesville was set up as the county seat. Gatesville was incorporated in 1872. Gatesville grew slowly during its early years. Then in 1882 the completion of the St. Louis and Southwestern Railroad gave the town a tremendous boost. This railroad line served as a communication and transportation link to Waco and the rest of the country. "
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"Home of Southern University and many lakes.
Nestled along the boundary between fertile farmland and rugged hill country, Georgetown offers small-town spirit and country atmosphere for the whole family. Located 26 miles north of Austin on Interstate 35, Georgetown is a relaxing community filled with friendly folks and offering visitors a chance to shop, dine, fish, and enjoy a relaxing getaway. "
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Grand Prairie
"The city's recreational facilities include the 8,500-acre Joe Pool Lake, championship-level Tangle Ridge Golf Course,  five public and private golf courses and more than 41 public parks on 1,622 acres. Also:
One of three Class 1 horse-racing tracks in Texas, the Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie opened for races in April 1997. A simulcast facility, the Post Time Pavilion, opened in mid-1996.
Professional Sports: the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball, the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association, the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League, the Dallas Sidekicks of the Continental Indoor Soccer League, and the Fort Worth Fire of theCentral Hockey League. All have home games within five-25 minutes of Grand Prairie.
NCAA-event schools: Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian University in Dallas and Forth Worth."
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"Grapevine is one of the oldest settlements in North Texas, originating under the Lone Star Flag in 1844, one year before statehood. The settlement's namesake was the tart, wild mustang grapes which grew so abundantly in the area. Today Grapevine celebrates its history with an extensive restoration project, recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, and an annual Grapefest, attended by over 85,000 citizens and visitors. "
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"More than ever, Greenville is a wonderful community to call home."
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"The City of Hallettsville is located in Lavaca County about 40 miles north of Victoria on U.S. 77, with Houston about 110 miles to the east and San Antonio about 130 miles to the west. Hallettsville is 20 miles south of Interstate 10, which is the primary transportation link between Houston and San Antonio."
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"Hearne is called the "Crossroads of Texas" because of its central location in the state and because two state highways and two railroads cross within the city limits."
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"Expect the unexpected TM." A true international information site. Choose your language.
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"Your adventure begins by looking into the past. Re-live the exciting life of the President of the Republic of Texas, General Sam Houston. His final resting place is in historic Oakwood Cemetary. He is remembered by a museum in his name, Sam Houston State University, and a 77 foot statue by artist David Adickes - the tallest statue of an American hero any where in the world."
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Island Convention & Visitors Bureau - Galveston
"ISLAND RENDEZVOUS -- For couples looking to escape the big city, Galveston Island offers a romantic getaway for that special someone.
FISHERMAN'S PARADISE -- Galveston Island is every angler's dream offering beachfront, pier, surf, inshore, offshore and bluewater fishing.
WINTER TEXAN GETAWAY -- The island's warm weather, RV Parks and activities lure seniors back time and again for a winter getaway.
MARDI GRAS! GALVESTON -- Mardi Gras! Galveston Festivities for 1998 will be celebrated from February 13-February 24."
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"Every sport under the sun (except snow boarding) is available right here in the Jasper / Lakes area. "
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"A beautiful place to live! Located in the heart of the Metroplex in North Central Texas, just northeast of Fort Worth and northwest of Dallas, the City of Keller offers a country atmosphere with small city friendliness. "
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"Kerrville is truly a hill country paradise. The accommodations are first-rate, the scenery is majestic and the people are friendly. We are located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, where sparkling spring fed creeks meander through the rugged terrain and rolling hills of the Guadalupe River Valley.
The Guadalupe River along with our mild climate provides the opportunity to enjoy many outdoor pursuits. Every season in Kerrville offers an array of activities. With an event-filled calendar and our relaxing hill country setting, you'll see how easy it is to... Lose your heart to the hills!"
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"The premier tourist attraction in Kilgore and the region, the East Texas Oil Museum gives visitors an historic look at the discovery of oil in the 1930's and its impact on East Texas.
Visitors can literally step back in time when they visit BOOMTOWN, USA, a full scale recreation of the scenery, the stores, the equipment and the people who came to East Texas to strike it rich.
The story of the discovery of oil is told through movies, dioramas, historical displays, authentic artifacts. The museum is tribute to the independent oil producers and wildcatters who dared to dream as they pursued the fruits of free enterprise."
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La Marque
"As changeable as your mood, our city offers leisure pastimes as tranquil or exciting as you wish. Race for the fast land with the thrilling sport of greyhound racing at Gulf Greyhound Park, or enjoy a round of golf or tennis at one of our nearby facilities. The near by Gulf provides some of the most exciting fishing and water sports anywhere."
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Lago Vista
"Lake Living, Texas Style
Golfing in this splended setting is a way of life for outdoor-conscious residents who have a choice of a newly remodeled 6,529 yard course complete with 100 sand traps and lightning fast, bent-grass greens: the area's original 6,579 yard course rambling through tree-covered hills and dales; or a par 3, 9 hole executive course winding around waterfalls, streams and wooded grottos.
Popularity of the two PGA courses has resulted in the formation of two of the largest and most tournament-oriented men's and women's golf associations in the state. No hole parallels another."
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"Known as the "last frontier of Texas", Levelland offers an unusual opportunity to see the largest stretches of virgin Llano Estacado territory land on the High Plains. Famous for large ranches grazing thousands of cattle and a lively cowboy history, Levelland is home to some of Texas’ grandest ranches like the Spade Ranch, the Mallet Ranch, and the XIT Ranch -- -- the ranch that was traded for the construction dollars used to build the Texas State Capitol in Austin. It took 6,000 miles of barbed-wire to mark out the land. You can see real working cowboys and cattle still today. You can see the homestead of the rancher who invented barbed-wire. You can eat a chuck-wagon dinner and ride a horse on the very lands where cowboy legends were made. And more. You can see miles and miles of sky and the most beautiful sunsets anywhere in the world!  "
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"To find what the city of Lewisville, Texas has to offer, the Lewisville Visitors Bureau has an array of information and services that help Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex visitors plan their stay."
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"Discover Longview's Advantage! .....A beautiful city with friendly folks -- the hub of East Texas tourism, outdoor recreation and retail shopping. Longview is famous for its fabulous festivals, fine dining, and historic downtown district. Bring your bicycle and ride through gentle rolling hills and pine trees. Fish and ski our beautiful area lakes. Enjoy savory meals at area restaurants. Relax while you stay in Longview shopping the area for authentic antiques, arts, crafts, and original pottery. We're sure you'll find Longview...worth a visit! "
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"From wineries to a water park, and from baseball to Buddy Holly -- Lubbock has it all. Take a stroll through the Depot District, enjoy Nostalgia Night at the Cactus Theater or simply take in a movie at the five-story tall Omnimax Theater. These attractions and more are waiting for you in legendary Lubbock! "
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"Madison County sits astride the hills that divide the waters flowing East into the Trinity River and West into the Navasota River. Madisonville is located at the crossroads of I-45 and TX 75 which runs North-South along the ridges from Dallas to Houston. Madisonville started as a settlement located on one of the routes of the El Camino Real; site of the lost Spanish settlement of Bucareli. Our heritage reflects local ranching and agricultural interests influenced by railroad and transportation systems.
Come enjoy our lake and river fishing, water sports, and festivals and rodeos. Visit the world famous SIDEWALK CATTLEMAN'S ASSOCIATION which hosts an annual celebration the first week of June when the Ol' west reigns with good times and good food. Neighbors dunk neighors and sometimes guests in the local horse watering trough located on the county court house lawn. BBQ Cook-off, trail rides, parades, rodeos and street dances provide the OL' west hospitality which shines radiantly in Madison County. "
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"Marshall is truly a city on the go. Our calendar of events covers the full twelve months of the year and has something to do for both young and old. From a beautiful wonderland of lights, to world class horseback barrel racing, to a weekend festival's salute to the pesty fireant, or an art museum full of world renowned paintings, we offer it all."
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"2nd Annual Texas Tropics Nature Festival set for April 16-19, 1998
Join us for a celebration of the unique habitats and species of South Texas. Lineup to include seminars, field trips, a trade show and keynote speakers.
In addition to our festival, we are pleased to host the biennial American Birding Association (ABA) Convention in McAllen from April 20-26, 1998. Information about this convention is available from ABA at 800-850-BIRD or online at americanbirding.org. "
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"Located in West Texas, the Land of the High Sky, where clean air and sunshine are abundant, Midland is home to about 90,000 people. The city is midway between Fort Worth and El Paso along Interstate Highway 20. Twenty minutes to the west is Odessa..."
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"Located in a region where native Comanche, Mescalero, and Lipan Apache Indians once roamed, Monahans' history as a community extends back to the late 1880s with the expansion of the Texas and Pacific Railway across the south plains. For the few people living in West Texas, the building of a transcontinental railroad through the area meant the arrival of civilization. In the summer of 1881, Texas and Pacific Railroad contracted with surveyor John Thomas Monahan, who discovered that the lack of water for the laying crew and their animals would slow down construction of the rail.  "
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Montgomery County - Shenandoah
"There's no greater getaway than Greater Montgomery County. For no matter what on earth you want to see or do, there's a world of exciting choices right here!......Catch the opera, a symphony, or your favorite rock group at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Treasure hunt for antiques in famous Old Town Spring. Make big waves at SpalshTown. Sail a romantic sunset cruise on the Southern Empress. Jest-or joust-with King Arthur's Court at the Texas Renaissance Festival. Play a leisurely 18 holes. Reel in a big bass. Waterski to your heart's content. Tickle your palate with the finest Texas wines. Or, simply plan a day of historical museums, lush forests, soothing carriage rides, foot stompin' Texas swing music, and mouth watering cooking!......365 days a year, family and friends, seniors and singles will find Greater Montgomery County filled with fun. Food. Festivals. Friendly Faces. And, fantastic memories!.....Located only 35 miles north of Houston."
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Mount Pleasant
"Mt. Pleasant, located in the northern portion of East Texas, blends a healthy economy based on agri-business, industry, tourism, and wholesale and retail trade, with year 'round recreational opportunities including water sports and bass fishing in the "Bass Capital of Texas". "
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"Among the tall pine trees of East Texas lies a city called Nacogdoches, a city whose rich history began in 1528. "
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"Navasota, located in the heart of Grimes County, is anxious to share a beauty and diversity so special that we claim a "seventh" flag over Texas. You can partake of this legendary destination where Spanish, French, and early American explorers all sought their fortunes. These and other influences have made Grimes County a sampler of many cultures that call our scenic hills home. "
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New Braunfels
"Smack dab between San Antonio and Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country is one of the most spectacular attractions in Texas - New Braunfels and its Comal Springs. Devotees to history or outdoors or both find their appetites seated in New Braunfels. "
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"The Pulse of the Panhandle
If it is not to be found directly in our town, it can be found in our panhandle area. When we just have to have a taste of big city life, we travel just forty-five minutes to Amarillo, and then come running back home at the end of the night.
Nothing compares to no rush hour traffic, no pollution, peace of mind that comes with an extremely low crime rate and a low-key, stress-free lifestyle found in a rural community. "
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" "Second Largest Eiffel Tower in the Second Largest Paris . . ." Paris’ newest sight to behold is located at the corner of Jefferson Road and South Collegiate Drive, next to the Love Civic Center. This Eiffel Tower, standing slightly over 65 feet, represents a remarkable community effort. Constructed by the Boiler Makers Local #902 utilizing materials donated by Babcock & Wilcox Company, the tower stands as the impetus for Paris being designated 1995 Best Pit Stop by the Great North American Race. "
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"Proud to be the official "Home of the World's First Rodeo", Pecos is also home to the "World-renowned Sweet Pecos Cantaloupe". We are located right in the very heart of West Texas, half way between Midland-Odessa and El Paso, making us an excellent stop-over for travelers. Pecos graciously blends its rich old West history with modern economic development and its own unique brand of West Texas hospitality. "
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"Located in the heart of North Dallas, Plano offers something unique for the entire family!"
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Plano Town Square
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"The 1997 Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival may have experienced a bout with Mother Nature this past April, but that didn’t keep the event staff from bringing home another bundle of awards from the recent 1997 Texas Festivals & Event Association (TFEA) annual convention held July 11-13 in San Antonio at the Omni Hotel."
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Rockport - Fulton
"We love it here on the Texas Gulf Coast and we want you to know and love it, too. Rockport is a state of mind as much as it is a place. It's a place where you can let your cares vanish over the horizon. A fantastic place to visit, an even better place to live. Come share with us the riches of Texas coastal living.
We have fish ...and birds. (The Whooping Crane is just one of over 300 species of birds that winter along the Texas Gulf Coast.)
There are festivals and such. Beaches to die for.  A thriving business community with wonderful places to shop. Lots of things to do. There is a very special Winter Texan Center for our visitors.
You'll find plenty of boats and places for boats, beautiful RV parks...
... and Motels, Cottages, B&B's and Condo's ... with room for everyone. There really is something for everyone in the Rockport-Fulton area. Come see us! "
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San Antonio
"Have fun visiting us ... we can't wait until we see you in person! "
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"Seguin is a great place to live. I ought to know! I'm a native "Seguinite." Our community reflects the friendliness of a small town, but has easy access to our big city neighbors of San Antonio and Austin.
Ours is a picturesque community, located on the Guadalupe River, where we take quality of life issues seriously. The quiet blending of our ethnic groups is a local source of pride and highlights the rich cultural heritage of Seguin. "
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San Marcos
"A natural hub for a Texas Hill Country adventure, San Marcos lies halfway between Austin and San Antonio. With the scenic Texas Hill Country as its backdrop and the crystal clear San Marcos River as its centerpiece, this charming city is a Texas natural for family fun!
There is something in San Marcos to entertain everyone! Varieties of year 'round recreation opportunities abound. You can begin with scuba diving, skydiving, bird watching and golf. You can end with the best shopping experience in Texas or a romp with the children on the gigantic playscape at Children's Park. A "windshield tour" to see the historic homes and the historic downtown square should put the final touch on a perfectly entertaining visit."
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"It may be foolhardy to suggest that another event can be crammed into a busy week or weekend, but we've found that funseekers and tourists are usually a hardy lot -- no doubt descended from solid pioneer stock. Furthermore, we consider most treasure hunters to be pretty sociable sorts. That's why we're sure you'll find enough family-style entertainment in the Sherman area to fill the entire year!"
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"Come experience "The Best Kept Secret In Texas". We are nestled at eastern edge of the fabled "Lost Pines of Texas," where a forest of loblollies touch the Colorado River. We have retained our sense of comfortable seclusion, resting high on the banks of the Colorado River. Century old oak trees line the streets with beautiful antebellum homes. "
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"Somerville: The Largest Little City in Texas is located in South Central Texas 28 miles southwest of Bryan/College Station. State Highway 36 which connects the Texas Coast to Abilene runs directly through downtown Somerville. Houston and Austin are only 2 hours away from our quaint city. "
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Sulphur Springs
"Sulphur Springs in located in beautiful northeast Texas on Interstate 30 approximately sixty-five miles northeast of the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. It is the county seat of Hopkins County - a county with a rich historic past. Its picturesque courthouse (Romanesque Revival Architecture), built in 1895, serves as a backdrop for many community activities held at the new Heritage Square, a modern greenspace on the downtown square.
Sulphur Springs offers tourists and visitors many things to do and places to go---shopping centers, outlet mall, antique stores, city parks, museums, festivals, concerts, etc. Its location makes it a natural hub for Lake Fork (nationally known lake for its big bass fish) and the recently built Cooper Lake. Both of these lakes are within minutes driving time of Sulphur Springs, and Cooper Lake is also the home of one of Texas' newest state parks. "
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"Visitors to the twin cities of Texarkana sometimes find themselves a bit confused. And it's easy to understand why. Texarkana is a border city where State Line Avenue divides Texarkana, Texas and Texarkana, Arkansas.
Who named Texarkana is up for debate. The popular version credits Colonel Gus Knobel who surveyed this section for the Iron Mountain Railroad right-of-way from Little Rock. The story goes that Colonel Knobel wrote Tex-Ark-Ana on a board and nailed it to a tree and remarked that this was the name of the town which was going to be built here.
Here's the rest of the story in case you're wondering. Colonel Knobel believed he was at or near the spot where the borders of three states met. So he named the city after these states - Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana."
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Three Rivers
"Three Rivers is located 75 miles south of San Antonio and 75 miles north of Corpus Christi, providing easy access to the Alamo and the beach. Tips Park is on the Frio River; it is part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife System but is operated by the City of Three Rivers. Local residents and visitors from all over the state and country enjoy the quiet atmosphere and the recreation provided by this beautiful river-side park. Familes gather to enjoy picnics, basketball, volleyball, and barbeque in the shade of giant oak trees. The Frio River is only steps away and offers excellent fishing. Others points of interest in the area include: Choke Canyon State Park Calliham Unit, a museum at George West, and the Three Rivers Municipal Park with its swimming pool, walking trails, soccer field, and multi-game court. Shopping, restaurants, churches, banks, post office, and doctor's office are all conveniently located close to the city square. "
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"In the spring, the countryside is rich with a colorful and fragrant tapestry of blooming dogwoods, azaleas, roses, and myriads of wildflowers. In the fall, it is ripe with the golds, scarlets, nut browns, and velvet greens of an endless variety of East Texas trees, including oak, dogwood, pecan, pine, sweetgum and sycamore. "
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"Historic Waxahachie is located about 30 minutes South of Dallas, Texas. It is filled with beautiful Victorian mansions and historic buildings reflecting the turn of the century wealth of its cotton and cattle barons. Today, the Gingerbread City blends its rural agricultural roots and stunning Victorian architecture with a thriving business economy and wraps the package with the easy ambiance of gracious small town living. Come and enjoy all that Waxahachie, Texas has to offer - convenient location close to Dallas and Fort Worth on the I-35 corridor, quaint bed and breakfast inns (b&b's), antiques and local crafts, excellent schools and lifestyle, clean air and open spaces, and friendly folks eager to welcome you. "
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Wichita Falls
"In the 1880's, on the frontier of the Wichita River, the town of Wichita Falls emerged, named after the Indian word "Wee-Chi-Tah" and a small waterfall. Rich in heritage from cowboys and Indians to the railroad and the oil boom, the frontier tradition lives on. Come enjoy the legends of our area and create legendary memories through your experiences here!"
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