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Our Favorite Main Streets

In Alpine, Bastrop, Boerne, Georgetown, and Nacogdoches, we explore some of Texas’ finest main streets—arteries that link their towns’ cultural and economic vitality with an appreciation for community and heritage.

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Up On Main Street

The offerings for visitors along main drags across Texas reflect fascinating differences in regional culture and history. Come along as we explore the state’s best main streets for history, dining, architecture, shopping, and more.

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Fried Pie—Oh My!

Fried pies have been a Texas treat since cattle-driving cowboys of the 1800s packed the hand-held sweets in their saddlebags. Around North Texas, numerous bakeries carry on the tradition with fried pies worthy of celebration.

Also this month:

Roll-and-rock with Texas roller derby, join the bald eagles in Emory, tour a hidden Houston treasure, Pancho Villa’s finger in El Paso, eats and beats in Dallas’ Deep Ellum, Ranchman’s Cafe in Ponder, adventurous cooking with Fischer & Wieser in Fredericksburg, go beyond pecans in historic San Saba, the history of Texas jailhouse bands, all aboard in Tomball, musician “Little Joe” Hernández’s big life.

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Published monthly by the Texas Department of Transportation’s Travel Information Division, Texas Highways, the official travel magazine of Texas, encourages travel to and within the Lone Star State and tells the Texas story to readers around the world.


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