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Texas Celebrates Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead, may sound somewhat unpleasant, but this traditional Mexican holiday is actually a celebration of life. Learn more about this holiday and how San Antonio celebrates here!

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The Art of Donut: Sweet Treats with a Twist

The next time your sweet tooth gets the best of you and you are in or near San Antonio, The Art of Donut should be your next stop! This charming donut shop has flavors for everyone, and even creates new ones monthly.

The George™ Hotel Brings Boutique Luxury to College Station

Named after a few prestigious Georges that have impacted America, The George Hotel brings a modern and sophisticated luxury to visitors (and stay-cationers) of College Station. From the witty touches of decor to the convenient location in Century Square, everything about this establishment makes visitors feel at home at The George; where rustic meets refined.

The Facts Behind the Flag

While most can spot the iconic Texas flag from miles away, not all know the meaning behind for which it stands. From the symbolic colors and honorable lone star, to the history behind the idea, there is much to learn and respect about the flag that represents that character, qualities, and culture of Texas!

​The Iconic Cake as Big as Texas

When Texans refer to a chocolate cake, sheet cake, or Mexican chocolate cake, they generally are talking about the same thing: a thin, rich chocolate cake covered with a shiny glaze, bumpy with pecans.

The Texas State Parks App: Your Guide to Planning a Texas Vacation

As spring awakens Texas with blooming bluebonnets and warm, sunny days, there is no better time to head outdoors to a Texas State Park. More than 90 sites cover landscapes of canyons, beaches, sand hills, lakes, and rivers. Whether you are planning a quick outing to hit the trails or check out historic sites, or a camping vacation full of swimming, fishing, and s’mores, you will want to start by downloading the TX State Parks Official Guide, a free app that helps you find the perfect spot for your outdoor adventures.

Cantaloupe Salty Dog

If a fresh cantaloupe is the only way you have ever eaten the fruit, then you have missed out on some delicious sweets. Believe it or not, over the years cantaloupe has been used to make cakes, pies, cookies, jams, ice cream, and even cocktails! Grapefruit is the usual ingredient in a Salty Dog cocktail, but cantaloupe offers a unique change of flavor. Sweet cantaloupe, tangy lime, and a touch of wild honey vodka come together in this beautiful, refreshing drink.

Grand Hyatt San Antonio: Luxury Meets Convenience

To celebrate its tenth anniversary in March, Grand Hyatt San Antonio rolled out the carpet – the plush indigo carpet that is, one of many fresh features in its recently remodeled guest rooms. The updates are part of a $19 million project completed earlier this year that includes renovations of the rooms and suites, corridors, lobby, bar, and meeting spaces.

Heroes of Harvey: A six part series

Though there are many unsung heroes that made a difference in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Texasliving uses this special feature series, Heroes of Harvey, to shed light on a few heart-warming stories that showcase the Texan spirit. Within this six-part series, stories emerge from the wrath of the storm that restore hope for many Texans, due to the selfless acts and kind gestures displayed in a time of need. 

The Wit, Grit, and Wisdom of Aaron Watson

When his luck ran dry in Nashville, Texas country music artist Aaron Watson still chose to view his cup half full rather than half empty. Creating a brand free from the bounds of a record label, Watson found favorable success in a career he built himself against all odds that claimed he never could. Through the journey of it all, the Honky Tonk Kid has become a living legacy as a husband, father, musician, and man.