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Texas in Black & White

When you have more than 75,000 photos of the great state of Texas, you should really share them. I love black and white photos but I use a digital camera. I thought it would be nice to choose some of my favorites and make them black and white. I hope you enjoy these pictures of…

If You Liked It Then I Hope It Had A Ring on It – Texas BBQ, That Is!

With respect to Houston native Beyoncé and her mega-hit, Single Ladies, I had to use the play on words based on what everyone tells me about barbecue. It’s cooked low and slow and when you slice it, there better be a smoke ring. The distinctive pink color, which represents the ring, is located on the…

Happy New Year from How Big Is Texas!

For the second year in a row, we did a ball drop at our house. This year’s celebration to ring in 2022 was held at the Official World Headquarters of How Big is Texas near San Angelo, because this time last year, it didn’t exist. I made the ball in December 2020 for our first…

How Big is Texas Best of 2021

As we wrap up 2021 and prepare for the new, and what we hope will be, improved year, I decided to reflect on the best parts of this year for How Big is Texas. I’ve created a Top 10 list of my favorite happenings. Thanks for coming along for the ride. 10. Being Featured in…

Livin’ on Island Time – An RV Getaway to Port A

With only a few weeks left in 2021, Dan and I decided to take advantage of a few more days of R&R. We loaded up the truck and RV and drove from our Official World Headquarters in San Angelo and hit the highway to make our way to Port Aransas on the Gulf Coast. Our…

Experiencing East Texas – Shopping, Eating, and Family History!

After the Thanksgiving holiday, I decided I needed to take a four-day weekend trip to visit my Aunt Ruth in east Texas. We talk once a week, if not more often on occasion, and I was ready for an in-person visit. I drove the nearly 400 miles from San Angelo to Bullard, a little south…

Puttin’ on the Ritz Island Style on Bolivar Peninsula with Friends

A couple of weeks ago, Dan and I drove down to Crystal Beach on Bolivar Peninsula to meet up with friends I graduated with nearly 40 years ago. Dan had never visited this part of Texas before. I’d been here when I explored the Texas Independence Trail and when I drove around the perimeter of…

Best Places in Texas for Fall, Y’all

I must admit, fall is my favorite season of the year, especially in the Lone Star State. When the temps start to drop, the flannel shirts come out and the cowboy boots make an almost daily appearance. Sure, I wear boots in the summer, too, but there’s something about fall that says it’s time to…

Celebrating World Photography Day – The Texas Edition

World Photography Day was created on August 19, 2010, and I would hate to miss a chance of sharing some photos of Texas in all its glory this week. Of course, when you have more than 60,000 photos of the Lone Star State, the challenge becomes what do I choose. I’ve decided to share photos…

Most Mispronounced Texas Towns & Cities Road Trip, Part 1

Pre-Trip Trip When I first started planning the Most Mispronounced Texas Towns & Cities Road Trip about a month ago, I had around 40 communities identified. Once I shared what I was planning to do on my How Big Is Texas Facebook page, that list more than doubled in size thanks to my followers suggestions,…

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