How Texan Are You?

This morning, I was reminded of a list I came across a few years back, while perusing down the rabbit hole that is Facebook, entitled “How Texan Are You?” It was a list of 100 statements and yes/no questions for you to check based on what you’ve experienced in Texas. Since I was born and…

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…

How it all started when I drove the Texas perimeter. Good times!

In June 2020, I decided to drive the perimeter of the Lone Star State with two colleagues from the Texas travel and tourism industry, Morgan Taylor and Debra Bustos. That’s how the idea of my Texas blog started. I highly recommend it and would do it again. Click here to watch the video. Until next…

Reflecting on Life – Sweet or Unsweet Tea in Texas

This is sort of a post about my travels, sort of. A few years ago while I was driving to work, my radio was tuned to Sirius radio and various news stations, all telling their own versions of some truth. In just a few short minutes, I heard so much bickering, I had to turn…

My Favorite Murals in Towns and Cities across Texas

Living in the Visual Arts Capital of Texas in San Angelo, I am blessed every day to see some of the best murals in the state, in my humble opinion. So I started thinking about other cities and towns I’ve visited that feature this art form in such a beautiful way. Before I share those…

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…

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…