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Yee-Haw at This Cowgirl Birthday Party

Blond-haired, blue-eyed toddler Madison Osborne might have been born in Texas, but it wasn’t until her second birthday that she got a real yee-haw welcome to the state with a cowgirl-theme birthday party.

State Fair of Texas

State Fair of Texas 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd., Fair Park, Dallas 214/565-9931; bigtex.com Hours: September 28–October 21; open daily…

Kayak Fishing with the Kids

With the popularity of kayak fishing increasing as steadily as gas prices, kayak fishing is an alternative form of local fishing to which increasing numbers of anglers are turning for a sublime day on the water.

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area 201 E. Jones St., Lewisville, 972/219-7980; ias.unt.edu/llela Hours: Friday–Sunday 7am–7pm March–October; Friday–Sunday 7am–5pm November–February Admission: $5; free for…

Mountain Retreats

"For purple mountain majesties, above the fruited plain!” Even the youngest of school children knows this stirring anthem by heart,…