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Historic Road Trips | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission

Historic Road Trips | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. Our nationally recognized programs bring awareness to Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks.
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What was the deadliest day in US history? | Live Science

What was the deadliest day in US history? | Live Science | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
That said, we can make a few educated guesses. "If it's just the total number of deaths in one day from a specific event on a specific day, I think nothing comes close to the Galveston Hurricane on Sept. 8, 1900," Hacker said. The hurricane, which struck Texas as a Category 4 hurricane with winds from 130 to 156 mph (209 to 251 km/h), is also known as "The Great Storm of 1900," and is often described as the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Between 8,000 and 12,000 people were killed during the hurricane, NOAA said in a 2011 report. Back in 1900, roughly 3,500 people died each day, on average, said Hacker, so the storm was an especially lethal event. 

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"The hurricane, which struck Texas ....  known as "The Great Storm of 1900," and is often described as the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history"

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Lake LBJ and the Rebirth of Kingsland: 1951-1970, Chapter One

Lake LBJ and the Rebirth of Kingsland: 1951-1970, Chapter One | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
One of the reasons this book is called “Re-Birth” is that Kingsland had a rich history long before Lake LBJ was formed.
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a beautiful area just north of San Antonio...

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Historic Road Trips | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission

Historic Road Trips | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. Our nationally recognized programs bring awareness to Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks.
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Belgian farmer accidentally moves French border

Belgian farmer accidentally moves French border | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The farmer moved a two-century-old border stone into French territory as it was blocking his tractor.
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A Longtime Texan Searches for the Soul of the State

A Longtime Texan Searches for the Soul of the State | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
What iconic sites like the Alamo and the Fort Worth Stockyards reveal about Texas’ history and mythical identity
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MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL: THE EXHIBITION

MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL: THE EXHIBITION | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Michelangelo's masterpiece from a never-before-seen perspective is now in San Antonio. Join the experience now!.
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Riding High in El Paso’s Lowrider Scene

Riding High in El Paso’s Lowrider Scene | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Lowrider culture
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Roughhouse Brewing Debuts the First Texas Cave-Aged Beer

Roughhouse Brewing Debuts the First Texas Cave-Aged Beer | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
With their help, plus the help of family and friends, the Pasternaks have cleared 18 feet of space from floor to ceiling, enough to house the 12 barrels currently bubbling away in anticipation of their release to the public on April 10.
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H-E-B: The Three Little Letters That Changed Texas

H-E-B: The Three Little Letters That Changed Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
If you’ve lived in South Texas for any length of time, you’ve probably shopped at an H-E-B grocery store. These stores offer good service and quality, along with affordable pricing.
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a Texas giant!

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10 Family-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Spring Break in San Antonio

10 Family-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Spring Break in San Antonio | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
From live concerts to horseback riding, here's our list of the top in-person and virtual events to fill up your week. 
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Spring Break - San Antonio style....

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Wildflowers

Wildflowers | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it

What are the wildflowers of Texas?

Get to know the more common and well-known plants around the state

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one of the most beautiful Texas times of the year....

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The Bordello Tunnels Under a Texas Town: Secret San Angelo Tunnels

The Bordello Tunnels Under a Texas Town: Secret San Angelo Tunnels | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
There are secrets under San Angelo. The bordello tunnels under this West Texas city have gone from the subject of whispered rumors to historical fact that you can even visit for yourself.
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secrets of San Anglos' tunnels.....

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As crisis deepened, CPS Energy shut off electricity to SAWS water pumps

As crisis deepened, CPS Energy shut off electricity to SAWS water pumps | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
CPS Energy intentionally cut off power to some SAWS pump stations as it struggled to help stabilize the Texas power grid.
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was it the right decision?

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Forget Airbnb — Explore Ranches Lets You Rent the Whole Ranch

Forget Airbnb — Explore Ranches Lets You Rent the Whole Ranch | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Add home rentals to the list of things that are bigger in Texas
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interesting, rent-a-ranch!  never thought about it....  a castle maybe....

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Alamo museum to reside in historic Woolworth, Crockett buildings

Alamo museum to reside in historic Woolworth, Crockett buildings | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The yet-to-be-designed Alamo museum will be housed in historic buildings by the Alamo Plaza, county commissioners heard Tuesday.
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Makeover – using the old to accommodate the even older. Great idea!

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We need to look at more repurposing, ya think?

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Big Tex is Back: The State Fair of Texas Returns for 2021

Big Tex is Back: The State Fair of Texas Returns for 2021 | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Pre-fair horse shows return Aug. 6, leading up to the highly anticipated return of the 2021 State Fair of Texas Sept. 24-Oct. 17.
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Know Your City

Know Your City | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Get to Know Your City with SABOR's CEO Gilbert S. Gonzalez as he tours various hot spots around San Antonio. Website: philhardbergerpark.org Entrances: 13203 Blanco Rd, 8400 NW Military Hwy, 1021 Voelcker Lane Phil Hardberger Park is a 330-acre [...]
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Checkout Phil Hardberger Park - amazing place...

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From the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley: In Search of What Unites Us As Texans

From the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley: In Search of What Unites Us As Texans | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
A road trip from the top to the bottom of the state reveals common ground
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For those of you who do not live in Texas - it really is a pretty big place!

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Aquarium | Shops at Rivercenter

Aquarium | Shops at Rivercenter | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Take an amazing journey from the lakes of San Antonio to the ocean depths in 10 themed zones. Soak up the amazing view from our underwater Ocean Tunnel.
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Explore the Texas Panhandle with These Four Spring Daytrips

Explore the Texas Panhandle with These Four Spring Daytrips | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
In the third part of our spring day drives series, we’re heading to the Texas High Plains and places like Lubbock, Amarillo, and Earth.
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Great way to explore all Texas has to offer...

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10 of the best places to go river tubing in North America

10 of the best places to go river tubing in North America | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Guadalupe River in New Braunfels
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local fun anyone?

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Get a Bird’s Eye View of Enchanted Rock: Watch Stunning Drone Video

Get a Bird’s Eye View of Enchanted Rock: Watch Stunning Drone Video | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Take a look at this amazing Enchanted Rock drone video that’s sure to thrill you. This bird’s eye view is breathtaking! Enchanted Rock is an iconic natural landmark located near Llano, Texas, in the Texas Hill Country.
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a Texas gem....

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The Healing Power of Wildflowers

The Healing Power of Wildflowers | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Poet ire’ne lara silva ruminates on how Texas’ wild blooms have comforted her in times of grieving
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where to find those Texas wildflowers....

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A Guide to Camping in Texas

There are a plethora of places in Texas for pitching a tent, retreating to a cabin, or parking your RV to revel in the fresh air of the outdoors.
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y'all have some fun in Texas...

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Texas Discovery Gardens: Home to a Huge Butterfly House

Texas Discovery Gardens: Home to a Huge Butterfly House | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Texas Discovery Gardens
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a short ride up to Dallas...

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