There are deserts, a pine forest and the Rio Grande, a river that forms its border with Mexico. And always remember The Alamo. The Battle of Alamo was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Mexican troops launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio, killing all of the defenders. Santa Anna’s cruelty during the battle inspired many to join the Texian Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836, ending the revolution. In its biggest city, Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts houses works by well-known Impressionist and Renaissance painters, while Space Center Houston offers interactive displays engineered by NASA. Austin, the capital, is known for its eclectic music scene and LBJ Presidential Library. The lone star signifies Texas as a former independent republic, and as a reminder of the state’s struggle for independence from Mexico.
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Fall Heritage Festival Nov. 6/SAN ANTONIO – 6 to 9 p.m. on the approximately four acres grounds of La Villita National Historic District, bounded by the San Antonio River and Alamo, Nueva and Presa Streets. Food specialties will include Mr. Chicken; Maria’s Tortillas; Bongo K Bobs; German Sausage and much, much more. Drink booths will include imported and domestic beers; …
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RIVER WALK SAN ANTONIO – Considered the number one thing out of 265 to do in San Antonio, experience the River Walk with a sightseeing “Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour and river cruise. Combine two great tours for a comprehensive look at the city with a relaxing, 35-minute River Walk boat cruise along the San Antonio River. The River Walk boat cruise is a …
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At Billy Bob’s Texas FORT WORTH – These upcoming concerts will be limited to 1,200 tickets; however, capacities could change after the first weekend of shows. Tickets for most of these shows are now on sale.>MORE Friday, August 14 – The Bellamy Brothers (10 PM) Saturday, August 15 – Flatland Cavalry (10 PM) Friday, August 21 – Tracy Byrd (10 …