Our State of Wonder

By Newsroom America Feeds at 31 Aug 2017

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Access to State of Wonder http://texashighways.com/travel/item/8625-texas-top-9-natural-wonders "State of Wonder" http://texashighways.com/travel/item/8625-texas-top-9-natural-wonders

The ancient world had seven wonders, so of course we had to make our list Texas-size. Explore our picks for the nine natural wonders of the Lone Star State, with reflections from the photographers who captured them like never before.

Access to Art for Everyone http://texashighways.com/culture-lifestyle/item/8650-art-for-everyone-public-art-around-texas "Art for Everyone" http://texashighways.com/culture-lifestyle/item/8650-art-for-everyone-public-art-around-texas

From El Paso to Fort Worth to Galveston, must-see public art installations decorate freeways, waterways, parks, and college campuses across the state. Put on your favorite walking shoes and enjoy a free art tour any day of the week.

Access to Take Two http://texashighways.com/culture-lifestyle/item/8651-take-2-texas-restored-moviehouses "Take Two" http://texashighways.com/culture-lifestyle/item/8651-take-2-texas-restored-moviehouses

Thanks to careful restoration by visionary community members, historic movie theaters are finding new lives as music venues, playhouses, and cinemas, proving that sometimes the sequel lives up to the original.

From our partners

*Two New Downtown Boerne Tours! https://visitboerne.org/whats-new/2017-06-26/two-new-downtown-boerne-tours* A food tour & a historic walking tour join the list of reasons to fall in love with the Hill Country Mile!

*Mermaid Magic in San Marcos! http://www.toursanmarcos.com/events/arts/downtown-mermaid-parade.html* Mermaid parade, Mermaid festival & Mermaid statues too. Get your mermaid on Sep. 1516. Plan your #SMTXperience.

*The Beach Boys in College Station http://www.mscopas.org/* Presented by OPAS, see the legendary band in Rudder at Texas A&M on Oct 13. Supported by City of CS & ACBV

Also this month:

Grind some gravel http://texashighways.com/outdoors/item/8636-gearing-up-for-palestine-s-el-camino-205-bicycle-tour in the East Texas Piney Woods; cool characters at the Castell General Store http://texashighways.com/travel/item/8637-all-is-well-at-castells-general-store; Cliftons Screen Door Inn http://texashighways.com/travel/item/8638-clifton-s-screen-door-inn-combines-comfort-with-nostalgia recalls fond memories; fall book festivals in West Texas http://texashighways.com/culture-lifestyle/item/8639-autumn-book-festivals-in-west-texas; the National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration http://texashighways.com/culture-lifestyle/item/8640-the-national-cowboy-symposium-and-celebration-in-lubbock; burgers at Jucys http://texashighways.com/food-drink/item/8641-east-texas-jucy-s-hamburgers-aims-for-the-win in East Texas, Summer in a jar at the State Fair http://texashighways.com/food-drink/item/8642-tribute-to-the-art-of-canning-at-state-fair-of-texas; stop and smell the roses in Tyler http://texashighways.com/travel/item/8644-stop-and-smell-the-roses-in-tyler-the-nation-s-rose-capital; Amarillo High Schools world-class art collection http://texashighways.com/culture-lifestyle/item/8643-amarillo-high-school-art-collection-gives-hallway-inspiration; the Daytripper explores the beaten paths of the Alamo City http://texashighways.com/daytripper/item/8635-daytripper-san-antonio, and the improbable journey of former Dallas Cowboy Dat Nguyen http://texashighways.com/people/item/8649-whos-dat-dallas-cowboy-dat-nguyen-improbable-journey.

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Suzanne Simmons is an extremely talented illustrator working for over 40 years as a fashion illustrator with major brands and advertising agencies. Suzannes daughter, Annie, wanted to fill her home with a certain style of artwork and couldnt find it. Annie began a collaboration with her mother and Rainy Day Illustrations was born. Their goal is to create artwork that highlights the beauty surrounding us every day such as this cowboy watercolor on wood http://shop.texashighways.com/prints/prints-and-photography/cowboy-watercolor-wood-transfer. Ready to hang from the leather across the top!

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