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,…

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, Texas. 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…

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…

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…