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If Life’s A Beach, Texas Has You Covered!

As I watch the progress my husband is making building the future home of the Official International World Headquarters of How Big Is Texas near Tyler, I’m thinking of the coolness of fall. Here’s hoping the temperatures will finally drop and bring some much needed rain to the area. We could sure use it. I’m…

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Texas State Parks

But first, we settle in… Over the past five months, our family has moved, sold our former home, bought a new home, and settled into east Texas with our dog pack of three rescues. I’ve started a new job at Visit Tyler, promoting the Rose Capital of America to visitors. After living in west Texas…

Spring into 12 of My Favorite Texas Gardens

As Spring begins, gardens across the Lone Star State are starting to come alive with color and activity. Interstates, highways, back roads, and fields reveal colors seen only in spring. The wildflowers all Texans know and love, bluebonnets, give a shout-out to Lady Bird Johnson, former first lady and person responsible for the Highway Beautification…

International Road Trip on a Budget – See Texas

Before I get started on this post, I apologize to my followers at How Big Is Texas. I started a new job at Visit Tyler at the beginning of the year. I’ve been trying to settle into the paying gig so I haven’t had a lot of time for blogging. At the same time, my…

Top 10 of 2022 for How Big Is Texas

It’s been quite a year at How Big Is Texas. I so appreciate all of you and hope you will continue to following along on my travels around the great state of Texas. I’m wrapping up some of my favorite moments of 2022. I hope you enjoy them. 10. Bringing in 2022 with a Texas…

My Texas Culinary Holiday Gift Guide

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a gift guide of Texas items for the holidays. I didn’t include culinary options so I thought I’d do a part two gift guide, but this time only focusing on the great eats of Texas. I encourage you to Eat in the Heart of Texas and share your…

It’s the Holiday Season. Stick with your strengths!

Normally, this is a travel blog but since it’s the holiday season, I thought I’d offer some sage advice to you, whether you are traveling to see family and friends or they are traveling to see you. Consider it a little life lesson and my gift to you this year. My Holiday Story At the…

Visiting Houston? Not A Problem!

My First Steps in Texas On August 12, 1964, I became one of the newest residence of the great city of Houston, Texas, which that year boasted a population of about a million people. More than 58 years later, another 1.3 million have moved to the most populous city in Texas and 4th largest city…

My Life over the Years in Texas, My Home!

If you’ve been following me on this blog since I started it in June of 2020 when I decided to drive the perimeter of Texas, you already know I am a proud Native Texan and love this state. Like all things, it has its imperfections. From politics to sports, talking Texas has caused people to…

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