Happy New Year from How Big Is Texas!

Wishing y’all a happy, safe, healthy, and prosperous new year filled with wonderful adventures. Here’s to a great 2023! Until next time…from Texas…safe travels!

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…

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

As I relax in the Official World Headquarters of How Big Is Texas in San Angelo, I’m starting to feel the coolness of fall in the air. Here’s hoping the dropping temperatures will finally bring some much needed rain to the area. We could sure use it. I’m also thinking of the many trips I…

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…

My Birthday Weekend of Trials & Tribulations in Texas

On August 12, I celebrated my 58th year on this planet. It all started in the largest city in Texas, in Houston, where I was born. To celebrate my day, my husband and I decided to take a full week off and head to northeast Texas to spend time on some land we bought in…

Weekend at Buc-ee’s!!!

A few months ago, I came up with the idea of traveling around Texas and visiting all 34 of the Buc-ee’s stores in the Lone Star State. For those of you not familiar with Buc-ee’s, they are far more than a convenience store with fuel and snacks. Most are massive with at least 50 fuel…

Celebrating Texas Farmers, Farmer’s Markets, and Those Who Can Can

From my Junior year in high school until my Senior year in college, I spent most of my summers working on our family’s farm in Livingston, Texas. Soon after the school year ended and I’d had a few weeks to enjoy the summer, my Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays were used for picking, washing, and loading…