This pink pumpkin patch in Texas is the ultimate detsination for a girls’ getaway this fall
Take a pumpkin patch and turn it pink and you have a girls' ultimate fall destination. The new Texas treasure is making rounds on social media for its Instagram-worthy, fall photo ops. The ‘pinkalicious’ site is Bless Your Heart Boutique, a shop located in San Antonio that has set up a miniature pink pumpkin patch. The boutique was shared by San Antonio Travel and Lifestyle blogger Jeena Jimenez on Instagram and TikTok. Bless Your Heart Boutique is located at 18771 FM 2252 San Antonio, Texas 78266
Check out the ‘FRIENDS’ Central Perk pop-up in Texas
The ultimate “FRIENDS” experience is now set up in Texas. Fans of the sitcom can now visit a Central Perk pop-up exhibit in downtown Dallas. The exhibit is a part of the AT&T Discovery District, a new downtown destination combining tech, culture and entertainment to create unique experiences. The “FRIENDS”-themed pop-up features multiple settings and props from the show allowing fans to immerse themselves in the experience and recreate iconic “Friends” moments. For a limited time, fans can visit the site within the AT&T Experience Store.
This is how Texans are voting on their favorite treasures including Whataburger, H-E-B and more
What started out as a survey to see who Texans would vote for if the presidential election were today turned out to reveal just how much state residents love Whataburger, H-E-B and more. The survey conducted by YouGov found that 3 to 4% more Texans favor President Trump over Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden. The organization then went on to ask Texans about some non-political figures including restaurants, stores, athletes and more. As many may expect, Whataburger and H-E-B received the most amount of favorable opinions. Here’s a look at the results:Survey results: Texans' impressions of non-political figures.
How Houston was selected as home to a NASA facility
HOUSTON – Have you ever wondered why NASA set up camp in Texas? In 1961, NASA announced Houston as home to the Manned Spacecraft Center which would serve as Mission Control Center for the U.S. human space flight program. The ideal site that NASA was looking for at time would meet the following criteria: transportation in ice-free water by barge, a mild climate, all-weather commercial jet service, a Department of Defense (DoD) airbase that could handle military jet aircraft, a university nearby, at least 1,000 acres of land, and property that fell within certain cost parameters. Houston originally came in second place out of 23 potential sites but ultimately won after it was determined the MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa, Fla., NASA’s first choice for the site, would not be closed. According to NowThisWorld, the winning wasn’t a surprise as many politicians at the time were from Texas, including then vice president Lyndon B. Johnson who the space center is named after today.
These 5 memes are too relatable for Texas drivers
Texas is home to the highest speed limit found in the United States, but sometimes 85 miles per hour down State Highway 130 still isn’t fast enough. With the second-highest number of licensed drivers in the country, Texas has more than 17 million people on the road, according to Statista. Here are five memes drivers in Texas can relate to:1. This driver has places to beI bet this guy is from Houston https://t.co/RMTdP82NQE — Texas Humor (@TexasHumor) September 18, 20202. The unspoken ruleUs Texas drivers can’t stress this enough.
This famous TikTok duo has painted 8 gorgeous murals around Houston. Here’s the list
HOUSTON – With a goal of painting a mural in every state, the women behind Pandr Design Co. have made their mark in Texas. Muralists Roxy Prima and Phoebe Cornog have grown in popularity on social media platform TikTok, by sharing the behind-the-scenes of their impressive work. The duo have a total of nine murals in Texas, eight of which are located in Houston and the other at the Tito’s Handmade Vodka distillery in Austin. Here are murals by Pandr Design Co. to check out around Houston:Cheers HoustonOne Allen Center Food CourtDowntown1301 McKinney St.Dream Big1301 McKinney St.Dreams Bigger than TexasC. Baldwin HotelHey y’all1301 McKinney St.Houston Love1301 McKinney St.Made in Texas1301 McKinney St. Smile, y’all are in Houston1301 McKinney St.With Love from River Oaks MuralRiver Oaks Shopping Center
These Texas observation decks you can visit offer the perfect view of Lone Star cities from above
Get the best views of major Texas cities without boarding a plane. Dallas, Houston and San Antonio are all homes to impressive observation decks that tower hundreds of feet over the cities. Here are three observation decks offering magnificent 360 views:Reunion Tower300 Reunion Blvd E, DallasSitting at 561 feet in the air, Reunion Tower offers a panoramic view of downtown Dallas. SpindletopHyatt Regency Houston, 1200 Louisiana St., HoustonTo enjoy this 360 view of Houston, youll have to dine at the Spindletop the revolving restaurant that sits atop the Hyatt Regency Houston. What observation decks have you visited in Texas?
Texas history: How the San Antonio River Walk came to be
While the San Antonio River Walk does attract millions of visitors every year, it wasnt intended for the purpose of tourism. According to the City of San Antonio, the local government had plans to convert the River Walk into a storm sewer system to help prevent major flooding in the area during the 1920s. Despite officials plans to convert the River Walk for the use of flood control, a petition by citizens stopped their efforts. As a result of San Antonio citizens pleas to save the waterway, the San Antonio Conservation Society was founded. Hugman began developing plans for improvements that included a River Walk, according to the City of San Antonio.
The real story of how Austin became known as the live music capital of the world
HOUSTON Not only is Austin the capital of Texas, but is also dubbed the live music capital of the world. In Austin, it seems almost any space can be filled with music. Not only does the live music capital host thousands of concerts throughout the year, but the city is also home to festivals including Austin City Limits and SXSW Music Festival. Multiple reports offer the simple explanation that Austin was dubbed the live music capital for having more live music venues per capita than anywhere else in the United States, but heres the slogans real origin:According to Austins NPR Station, KUT 90.5, the earliest use of Live Music Capital of the World is found in an advertisement placed by the Austin Chamber of Commerce in the July 1985 issue of Billboard magazine. According to Lord, the idea for the slogan came when someone in the group said I wonder how many places we can go see live music on a Monday night?After taking a look at the concert listings in two Austin newspapers, the group tallied up more than 70 places and decided together that Austin is in fact the live music capital of the world.
Check out these 5 unique homes that you would only find in Texas
Of course, there’s the cowboy-boot house and the hat house but there is also the sign house, cork house, and more. The Boot HouseThe Boot House located in Huntsville, Texas (Phoenix Commotion)Click here to view more pictures of the Boot House. The Hat HouseThe Hat House located in Huntsville, Texas (Phoenix Commotion)Click here to view more pictures of the Hat House. The Bone HouseThe Bone House located in Huntsville, Texas (Phoenix Commotion)Click here to view more pictures of the Bone House. The Sign HouseThe Sign House located in Huntsville, Texas (Phoenix Commotion)Click here to view more pictures of the Sign House.
The history of the Texas homecoming mum and how the tradition came to be
Over the years, as the Texas tradition has grown more popular, the mums have become more elaborate and larger in size. Heres the history of the Texas homecoming mum and how the tradition came to be:According to The Mum Shop, a leading designer for custom mums and garter in North Texas, it all began at the University of Missouri, the NCAA recognizes as the official place of birth of homecoming. What started as a small chrysanthemum with just a few ribbons has evolved into an enormous Texas homecoming mum. According to The Mum Shop, homecoming mums became more elaborate in the 1970s and have since continued to grow. Posted by The Mum Shop on Friday, September 13, 2019According to The Mum Shop, homecoming mums were exclusively a Texas tradition but it has since expanded into neighboring states like Oklahoma and Louisiana in recent years.
5 of the most Texan Guinness World Records ever achieved
In other situations, the saying has influenced Texas to achieve some of the largest world records. Tallest Texas bluebonnetThe tallest bluebonnet flower measured 64.75 inches tall. Largest cowboy boot sculptureThe tallest cowboy boot sculpture was constructed by Bob Wade and is located in San Antonio. The sculpture measures 35 feet 3 inches tall, 33 feet 4 inches long, and 9 feet wide. Largest spurThe largest spur measures 33 feet 10.75 inches tall, 21 feet 1.5 inches long, and 8 feet 8.52 inches wide.
The story behind the creation of Texas Toast
Among all the foods the Lone Star state has introduced, Texas Toast is likely the simplest and most devoured creation. According to Eater, Texas Toast was invented in 1941 when a manager at the Pig Stand restaurant in Beaumont asked a local bakery for thicker sliced bread. And thats how Texas Toast came to be! Today, Texas Toast is served as a side or with sandwiches at tons of restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. True Texans should already know, but in case you dont, heres how to make Texas Toast at home.
20 famous people who attended Texas universities
Of 20 celebrities we are featuring who attended a university in Texas, more than half of them were chanting Hook Em.Along with the University of Texas at Austin, celebrities also attended the University of Houston, University of North Texas, Southern Methodist University, and more. Here are 20 famous people who went to college in Texas. Dr. PhilAmerican television personalityEarned a Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology in 1979 at the University of North Texas. FILE PHOTO: HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 15: Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta leaves the court after the game against the Phoenix Suns at Toyota Center on March 15, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) (2019 Tim Warner)Travis ScottRapperAttended the University of Texas at San Antonio(Branndann art)Walter CronkiteJournalistAttended the University of Texas at Austin.
Get up close and personal at these 9 Texas drive-thru safaris
Drive-thru safaris offer the opportunity to visit and engage with animals from the comfort of your car, limiting interactions with others. Here are nine drive-thru safaris to visit in Texas:18075 FM 974, Bryan, TexasAdmission costs $16.37 per kid ages 3-12 and seniors citizens ages 65 and older, and $21.19 each for adults. 1200 CR 4405, Jacksonville, TexasAdmission costs $11.95 per kid ages 3-12, $16.95 each for adults, and $14.95 each for seniors citizens ages 65 and older. 13440 US-287, Grapeland, TexasAdmission costs $12.95 plus tax per person. 1782 N Hwy 59, Jefferson, TexasAdmission costs $6 per child and $12 per adult.
This is where you can explore tracks left by dinosaurs in Texas
Dinosaurs left footprints in the mud at the edge of an ancient ocean, and you can walk their tracks today in Texas. In the bed of the Paluxy River at Dinosaur Valley State Park, visitors can discover fossilized dinosaur tracks. According to experts with the state park, the theropod footprints are smaller and often with a distinct three-toed pattern, believed to have been made by Acrocanthosaurus. To complete your dino-day at the state park, travelers can visit the Dinosaur World museum on-site. Dinosaur Valley State Park is located at 1629 Park Rd 59, Glen Rose, Texas.
These are the most expensive high school football stadiums in Texas
Living up to the saying Everythings bigger in Texas, the Lone Star State doesnt fall short when it comes to mega-sizing its high school football stadiums. But those are only used for practice and middle school football games. And despite having a multi-million dollar stadium constructed specifically for them, high school teams travel to professional NFL venues for some of their biggest games such as the state championships and playoffs. Here are the top 10 most expensive high school stadiums in Texas:Most expensive1. McKinney ISD StadiumDistrict: McKinney ISDYear opened: 2018Cost: $70 millionCapacity: 12,0004.
A glossary of words and phrases only Texans understand
Heres a glossary of 10 words and phrases commonly used by Texans: Coke is any carbonated beverage, not specifically coca-cola. Texans say: Im fixin to leave.Non-Texas say: Im about to leave Git-R-Done means get it done. Texans say: Im gonna go to the store.Non-Texans say: Im going to go to the store. Howdy means hello. Texans say: Im sweating like a hooker in church.Non-Texans say: Im nervous. This aint my first rodeo means to have experience. Texans say: Yall should come out to the game tonight.Non-Texans say: You guys should come out to the game tonight.
Only in Texas: You have to see these hilarious highway signs spotted in Texas
We’re all used to seeing silver alerts and traffic warnings on electronic roadway signs but over the years Texas’ Department of Transportation has become more creative with its messages. Whether it’s a holiday or pandemic, TxDOT has a message for every occasion. Here are some signs seen on Texas roadways in the last year:Super Bowl weekendTexas road sign 😂 @SamiAyres I thought you might enjoy this pic.twitter.com/94lFKKTee6 — Carolyn (@theyCMeROLYN) February 1, 2019Valentine’s DayTexas highway road signs make me feel loved 🥰💕💀 pic.twitter.com/ZhnBDNYI0f — Les🧸 (@les_maldonado) February 14, 2020ThanksgivingThe Texas DOT Highway Signs now display "GOBBLE GOBBLE GO EASY ON THE TROTTLE"** Yes, they have cleverly changed THROTTLE to TROTTLE. **👇👇👇 🦃🚘😂 pic.twitter.com/5Lck7z0qoS — David Hamilton (@David_in_Dallas) November 25, 2019ChristmasTexas road signs are something else pic.twitter.com/zvWLPm8hYH — molly (@mollyyrichmond) December 22, 2018Social Distancing
Only in Texas: 7 beautiful river photos of the Lone Star State that make us miss days outdoors
Outdoor water activities are some of Texans’ favorites. Whether it’s kayaking, fishing, or floating the river in a tube. Right now, things aren’t really the way they used to be. Texans have to be huddled up indoors, so for the meantime, enjoy these photos of some Texas rivers. Brazos RiverBrazos River (wacoheartoftexas.com)Frio RiverFrio River (visituvaldecounty.com)Rio GrandeRio Grande (Wikimedia Commons)Nueces RiverNueces River (VRBO)Pecos RiverPecos River (PHOTOGRAPH BY KENNY BRAUN)Red RiverRed River (Republic Ranches)Sabinal River
Only in Texas: 5 relatable ‘People from Texas be like’ memes
Texans are normally stereotyped for being real country and getting to school and work by horse, but we know that isn’t the case. Here are five memes about people from Texas that are actually true:The weather here is confusing...People from Texas be like: “It was just sunny and 80 this morning” pic.twitter.com/BZ0CiAcQ5v — David Mejia (@david9mejia11) December 8, 2017Don’t Mess with Texas! People from Texas be like: pic.twitter.com/yC9xs242Ko — VT (@Trippple_C) February 6, 2020This is true. people from texas be like: https://t.co/W6ViNTUX0i — Sarah Remelius (@SarahRemelius) October 14, 2018We love the cost of living here. People from Texas be like, this is only 20 dollars a month https://t.co/UzEKQ2kUl7 — Florida Man (@ItsSwayBro) May 16, 2018And, we won’t ever let you forget it.
Only in Texas: These 5 photos are just so Texan
HOUSTON – There’s no doubt, Texans have the most state pride compared to the rest of the country. Texans love Texas-shaped things, and things exclusive to Texas. Here are five photos we found that scream Texas:Forget the honeymoon. Mutton Bustin'Our puddles only form in one shape: Texas. apparently in texas they wear this thing called a “mum” for homecoming in high school... no one can convince me that texas is real... i will not be reading replies to this tweet.