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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,…

How Do You Say That? Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

It’s been a minute since I’ve had the opportunity to take a real road trip but that’s about to change. My friend, Darla, and I attended Livingston High School and Tyler Junior College. We’ll be hitting the road next week to attempt part 1 of what will likely be several trips around the state. I…

Happy 4th of July from How Big is Texas!

Introducing the Official World Headquarters of How Big Is Texas

In May, my husband had planned to build his own large shop in the back of our property in San Angelo. He drew out the plans, but if you’ve been watching things happening around the U.S., you’ll know the price of lumber has increased dramatically. After calculating our budget and what it would cost to…

If Abandoned Texas Could Talk

As not only a blogger but an amateur photographer, I enjoy traveling the back roads of Texas and shooting photos of abandoned things. I always wonder about the story behind a once lived-in home, a deserted, rusted-out vehicle, or any number of objects in which the only life these abandoned items can show are the…

A Day Late and A Dollar Short, but Heartfelt – Happy Mother’s Day from How Big is Texas

Normally, the How Big is Texas blog focuses on travel in Texas. This week, I’m switching gears to honor one of the most wonderful Native Texans I’ve ever known. She helped mold me into the Texas-loving person I am today so it would only be right to honor her memory this Mother’s Day Week. (She…

Exploring the Texas Independence Trail Region – Day 4

The final leg of our Texas Independence Trail Region tour started at the Fannin Battleground State Historic Site on the 185th anniversary of the Battle of Coleto Creek and the surrender of Col. James Fannin and his troops to Mexican commanders. A few days after the surrender, rather than making them prisoners of war, General…

Exploring the Texas Independence Trail Region – Day 3

On day 3 of our Texas Independence Trail Region tour, we left La Porte and took the long way around to Bolivar Peninsula so we could ride the Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry. Debbie had never ridden on a ferry so I thought we should give it a go. And, I mean, free ferry ride, who am…

Exploring the Texas Independence Trail Region – Day 2

We started day 2 of our Texas Independence Trail Region tour, loading up on delicious kolaches at the Original Kountry Bakery in Schulenburg, part of the Texas Kolache Trail. If you’re wondering what a kolache is, check out this post from Feeling Foodish. While the quaint little town of Round Top is indeed something to…

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