The Spirits That Keep Watch
Be careful in your respectful vigilance that you make no effort to harm the hallowed Alamo Shrine, for here spirit heroes still stand guard. If you are looking for a ride on the wild side, the Alamo is an exceptional place where history reaches across the time barrier and fills the heart with exceptional emotion for the loss of so many heroes who have gone before. MORE
New Year, New You, Senior Health Tips!
After the holidays is a good time of year for health tips designed to get you off the couch and into the gym or the great outdoors. For mature adults, these tips range from the helpful to the downright dangerous. The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) has come up with a number of tips specifically aimed at helping older adults become and stay physically active.
Christmas on Candy
Cane Lane in Corpus
The holidays are a wonderful time to decorate the house in honor of the season. For many that means hanging a wreath on the front door and stringing lights inside and out. But for one Corpus Christi neighborhood, streets are transformed into a dream world of bright decorations and thousands of lights on hundreds of homes, a seasonal site to behold!
Defining a Texas State of Mind - and How to Get One?
Though many have tried, there simply aren't adequate words in any language that can do linguistic justice to the intangible truth about what makes Texas what it is. It's been called "a whole nother country", "an independent state of mind", and often referred to as a "way of life" and a "little piece of Heaven just a few steps from Hell."
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Early Arrivals Reported in Texas
More and more winter visitors are flooding back to the Lone Star State for another winter season, and wintertexansonline is taking this opportunity to extend a welcome back greeting to all early arrivals. It's going to be another great winter visitor season. Here's the winter weather forecast! MORE
Gambling Fun in the
Lone Star State
Gambling in Texas has always been a big issue in the Lone Star state with plenty of folks in favor and many against the issue. But the state is not without some form of gambling entertainment and every year a new law seems to come before the state legislature to expand gambling options across the state.
Football Season Kick-off Humor
There’s little doubt that football - not baseball - is America’s favorite sport. In Texas, football even outranks agriculture when it comes to gross revenues in any given year! It’s no wonder then that jokes about our football passion find their way to print every year. MORE
Five Great Fall Destinations - Part 1
As the summer season slowly changes to Fall in Texas, followed quickly by a new winter Texan travel season, many are preparing their travel iteniaries now in anticipation of a fruitful year. And, according to winter visitor travel trends in recent years, more and more travelers are planning on seeing more of Texas than just the inside of their favorite RV park.
Getting Fit for Travel
Being active is critical for staying healthy—so it’s a good thing exercise-related aches and pains, sore muscles, and foot and leg cramps don’t have to put a damper on the activities that people love. Thankfully, there are many safe and natural remedies to keep pain at bay. MORE
Texas Roadside Fruit & Veggie Stands
Before you hit the road in search of produce there are a few roadside terms you should know. PYO - stands for pick your own, RS - roadside stand, FP - fresh picked on the farm sales. Some farms and roadside stands even have an honor system for payment.
The Lighthouses of Texas
Stoic, dependable, historic - the lighthouses of the Texas Gulf coast, like their counterparts in other parts of the world, are more than just reminders of man's great struggle with the sea. With varied shapes and sizes, their brilliant lamps kept watch upon the seas, the one great hope of mariners who were long upon the open water, guiding man and ship safely through channels and waterways to the safety of shore.
RV Across Texas
Just about every Texan knows the state parks of the Lone Star State are great places to commune with the natural wonders of Texas and to get lost beneath the big blue sky. Some of the parks are, of course, better than others to RVers, but it won't be a long search to find just the perfect place to set up camp and feel the comfort and economy of RVing the state park system of Texas. MORE
Road Trip: Texas Flea Markets
What once were considered glorified garage sales have developed to a new level across America, and perhaps nowhere more so than in the Lone Star State. The SUPER flea market concept brings not only trash and treasure trinkets to a market setting, but often include unique hand crafted products and expensive imports! MORE
Lady Bird Johnson can correctly be called the Mother of Texas Wildflowers, with her sweeping campaigns to paint the state's enormous highway system with natural and colorful flowers that are native to the state. Years after those early efforts, Texas is indeed one of the most "flowered" states in the Union. MORE
March is Independence Month in Texas, and wintertexansonline.com salutes the heroes, past and present, of Texas with a look into the colorful past of the nation that became a state, and a land full of values and independence -- for all Texans! The Texas Historical Commission is celebrating with a number of special events and publications including the Texas Independence Trail project. MORE
Corpus Christi is one of the most underrated cities in all of Texas. With a hint of metropolitan savoir-faire and full of Texas savvy, it's the perfect place to spend your honeymoon or to escape for a lover's retreat. Discover La Villa Casita in the historic district of the Sparkling City by the Bay and explore the attractions of the Coastal Bend of Texas. World birding, great restaurants, wonderful beaches and lots of culture. Discover Corpus Christi and discover the good life. MORE
Sexuality And Seniors
As Valentine's Day quickly approaches many seniors are thinking about what they sometimes strive to forget, namely that love, romance and sexual pleasure are intimately tied together and nearly impossible to separate. The truth is, age is not a barrier to good sexual relationship. The right types of food can help! Discover sex for seniors and improve your Valentine experience! MORE
Texas Citrus Fiesta!
The fertile Rio Grande Valley is famous for its fresh, sweet citrus, from Texas oranges to sweet Ruby Red grapefruit, and each year the Texs Citrus Fiesta in Mission honors the "Fruit of the Valley" with a celebration that offers a little something for everyone. From parades to product shows and carnivals and a gala ball, get in the sweet spirit of Texas best! MORE
Whooping Crane Festival Time In Texas
The annual migration of wild whooping cranes is quickly drawing to a close this year with what is believed to be the last stragglers of the flock arriving on the Texas coast in late December (2010). This month in Port Aransas, join the fun when the 15th Annual Whooping Crane Festival gets underway. MORE
Christmas on the San Antonio River Walk
It's the #1 tourist attraction in Texas with over seven million annual visitors from around the world. And with countless thousands of 'luminarias' - paper sacks filled with sand and a candle placed inside - lining both sides of the river for the holiday season, there is a warmth and charm found here that is unusual to find in such a large city. MORE
Remembering America's Heroes on Vet's Day
In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. Today known as Veteran's Day, it is the perfect opportunity for patriots of all walks of life to remember those that have given their service to preserving the principles and freedoms of our great American way of life. MORE
South Texas Music Walk of Fame
Corpus Christi is a true music town, the heart of a musical region, a place that has produced some of America's most enduring music, artists and songwriters; a place where live music can be spontaneous and wonderful, a place where the very best are honored and immortalized in a local attraction known as the South Texas Music Hall of Fame. MORE
October is JAZZ TIME in Texas, and the Texas Jazz Fest celebrates it's 50th year in 2010 with a bigger, better program than ever before. The annual Jazz Fest is staged in Corpus Christi's historical Heritage Park and is the perfect outdoor festival for those that appreciate the best in jazz music. MORE
Hill Country Getaways
The Texas Hill Country is a perfect getaway destination for active travelers looking for a little outdoor fun. Discover ten great Hill Country adventures waiting to happen and enjoy the fall season! From clear running rivers to pristine Hill Country environment to historic sites and many state and regional parks, there's something for everyone in this getaway. Hit the road and discover the heart of Texas. MORE
The Texas State Fair!
Everyone enjoys a good fair, and it doesn't get any better than at the 2010 State Fair of Texas. Plenty of live entertainment, interactive exhibits, lots of food, a special Tom Landry exhibit, livestock show and more -- you'll find them all at the Texas State Fair. Things are always begger than usual in Texas, including a real good time at the fair! MORE
Sinfully Good Eats 'Recipe'
B' Steeya is a Middle Eastern delictecable dish that may well have taken generations to perfect, and once you serve up a helping of this remarkable and flavorable recipe, you'll understand why. Ready for a really amazing recipe? MORE
The Haunted Yacht Club Hotel
It was the late 1920s and prohibition was in full swing. The new Yacht Club Hotel in Port Isabel had just opened, a high society, high roller facility that offered pleasures on the remote Texas frontier. Guests came from all over the country to enjoy freedom from social censorship and enjoyed the pursuits of the Texas tropics. But at least two of those early guests who checked in, never checked out, and from time to time you can still find them there. MORE
The Very Best Home Remedies
Home remedies. Just about everyone has one. That doesn’t mean they all work - or any of them for that matter. But review our collection of home remedies we discovered while researching this article. We didn’t try them, and don’t recommend you do without further research. But we offer them up for your entertainment value. Have fun. MORE
Mexico's River of Raptors
Imagine the rarity of being able to watch a pair of gilded hawks or osprey soaring above a tropical waterfall, surrounded by pristine jungle, riding the thermal currents in grace and glory, circling first up then down, demonstrating their prowess and aerial agility and determined might. The thought conjures visions of the wild outdoors; one of peace and serenity watching one of nature’s great raptors exercise their natural freedom and dominance of the skies. MORE
The Forgotten Towers of Port I.
You won't see them in the Port Isabel skyline today, but years ago two massive radio towers stretched to the sky, one of the first attempts of the U.S. military to establish offshore communication with naval ships and forces outside our borders. This is the story. MORE
Ghosts at the Brownsville Port
It was a foggy, cool day at the Port of Brownsville, the kind of day that lends itself to strange stories, especially if you’re looking for one. I was in search of a good ‘yarn at the shipyard’, a story that might grace these pages in honor of the Halloween season. As if on cue, the clear and slow ringing of a ship’s bell was carried by the cool, damp breeze. MORE
Lost Ghost Ship of South Padre
Much has been written about the 1554 Spanish “Plate Fleet”, a four-ship flotilla of treasure laden ships that sailed from Veracruz harbor April 9 that year headed for Havana, Cuba, and eventually to Spain. Three of those ships wrecked just off the coast of South Padre Island. Two have been recovered. The third remains a mystery. MORE
Texas Comfort Stations: Relief
They call them Public Safety Rest Stop Areas, but years past they were simply known as roadside parks, or rest areas. Somewhere back in the 70s or early 80s they had evolved into "comfort stations". You call them what you will, but motorists headed down the long highways of the Lone Star State simply call them "relief." MORE
The Turtles of Padre Island
Once abundant and productive, turtles in general, especially the Kemp's ridley, have declined to the point of endangerment. But great effort is being made to save the turtles. And the effort is paying off! Discover more about South Padre Island's Sea Turtle, Inc., and discovered how helping nature can make a difference. Save the turtles and save the world! Isn't that how it goes? MORE
Bike Time in Texas!
This winter, don't forget to pack your bicycle! Texas has some of the finest riding trails and events in the nation and there is no better way to get acquainted with the Lone Star State than from the seat of a two-wheeler. Discover some of the best bike in Texas in the Texas Hill Country, a perfect way to experience the wildflower blooms and take in the pristine river environment of the Texas hills! MORE
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