Dallas in Texas

26 October 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Southfork Ranch © Sf46

Southfork Ranch © Sf46

Dallas is a city in Texas. It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, which is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city’s population ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. The city’s prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines. The bulk of the city is in Dallas County, of which it is the county seat; however, sections of the city are in Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties. The city has a population aof 1,3 million. Dallas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Dallas is known for its barbecue, authentic Mexican, and Tex-Mex cuisine. Famous products of the Dallas culinary scene include the frozen margarita.   read more…

Paris in Texas

22 June 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Culbertson Fountain on town square © Michael Barera/cc-by-sa-3.0

Culbertson Fountain on town square © Michael Barera/cc-by-sa-3.0

Paris is a city and county seat of Lamar County in Texas. The population of the city is at 25,000. It is situated in Northeast Texas at the western edge of the Piney Woods, and 98 miles (158 km) northeast of the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex. Physiographically, these regions are part of the West Gulf Coastal Plain.   read more…

Lubbock in Texas

19 October 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Buddy Holly Center © Billy Hathorn/cc-by-sa-3.0

Buddy Holly Center © Billy Hathorn/cc-by-sa-3.0

Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County. The city is located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically and geographically as the Llano Estacado and ecologically is part of the southern end of the High Plains. Lubbock has a population of 250,000, making it the 83rd most populous city in the United States of America and the 11th most populous city in the state of Texas. The city is the economic center of the Lubbock metropolitan area, which has a population of 312,000.   read more…

The Cadillac Ranch in Texas

8 February 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© flickr.com - Richie Diesterheft/cc-by-2.0

© flickr.com – Richie Diesterheft/cc-by-2.0

Cadillac Ranch is not a ranch but a public art installation and sculpture in Amarillo, Texas. It was created in 1974 by Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez and Doug Michels, who were a part of the art group Ant Farm. It consists of what were (when originally installed during 1974) either older running used or junk Cadillac automobiles, representing a number of evolutions of the car line (most notably the birth and death of the defining feature of mid twentieth century Cadillacs: the tailfins) from 1949 to 1963, half-buried nose-first in the ground, at an angle corresponding to that of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.   read more…

Galveston Island on the Gulf of Mexico

14 September 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Sunset at Galveston Island Beach © Figure8/cc-by-sa-3.0

Sunset at Galveston Island Beach © Figure8/cc-by-sa-3.0

Galveston Island is a barrier island on the Texas Gulf Coast in the United States, about 50 miles (80.5 km) southeast of Houston. The entire island, with the exception of Jamaica Beach, is within the city limits of the City of Galveston in Galveston County.   read more…

San Antonio in Texas

10 June 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

The Alamo © Daniel Schwen/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Alamo © Daniel Schwen/cc-by-sa-4.0

San Antonio is the seventh most populous city in the United States of America and the second most populous city in the state of Texas, with a population of 1.4 million. It was the fastest growing of the top 10 largest cities in the United States from 2000 to 2010, and the second from 1990 to 2000. The city is located in the American Southwest, the south–central part of Texas, and the southwestern corner of an urban region known as the Texas Triangle.   read more…

George W. Bush Library Gets a ‘Climate Hero Award’ for Achieving LEED Platinum Status

1 October 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, House of the Month, Museums, Exhibitions, Opera Houses, Theaters, Libraries

© www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu

© www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu

The George W. Bush Presidential Center, which opened on April 25, 2013, is a complex that includes former President George W. Bush‘s presidential library and museum, the George W. Bush Policy Institute, and the offices of the George W. Bush Foundation. It is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas.   read more…

Route 66: The longest village in America

8 May 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Museums, Exhibitions

U.S. Route 66 © SPUI

U.S. Route 66 © SPUI

U.S. Route 66 (US 66 or Route 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway and colloquially known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was a highway within the U.S. Highway System. One of the original U.S. Highways, Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926 – with road signs erected the following year. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in America, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Los Angeles, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km). It was recognized in popular culture by both a hit song and the Route 66 television show in the 1960s.   read more…

The port city of Corpus Christi in Texas

7 December 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Aerial view of Corpus Christi © Simiprof

Aerial view of Corpus Christi © Simiprof

Corpus Christi is a coastal city in the South Texas region of the U.S. state of Texas. The county seat of Nueces County also extends into the Aransas, Kleberg, and San Patricio counties. The metropolitan area population in 2011 was 463,577. The population was 307,953, at the July 2011 US Census estimate, making it the eighth most populous city in the state of Texas. It is the principal city of the tri-county Corpus Christi Metropolitan Statistical Area, as well as the larger Corpus Christi-Kingsville Combined Statistical Area. The translation from Latin of the city’s name is Body of Christ, given to the settlement by the Spanish, in honor of the Blessed Sacrament (Eucharist). The city has been nicknamed the “Sparkling City by the Sea”, particularly in literature promoting tourism.   read more…

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