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Crashing a car into a large upright piano being pushed across a downtown San Antonio street, not at an intersection, accompanied by musicians brandishing brass instruments, might be challenging to explain later to an insurance representative: One of those, “How did that happen?” incredulitie…

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We were on the phone at George Bush Intercontinental Airport with an airline agent, who was helping us salvage a day of our vacation trip after Air Canada announced that our 6:15 a.m. flight from Houston to Calgary would be delayed about six hours.

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Capitalizing on this year’s 50th anniversary of America’s spectacular Apollo 11 landing of humans on the moon, tour companies are offering Astrotourism: skyward-themed trips to remote stargazer locales worldwide — one of which is in Texas.

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The same intriguing interplay of light and shadow, characterizing the abbreviated life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, echoes symbolically in architect Steven Holl’s design of a new addition, adjacent to the 48-year-old existing Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, on a bank of t…

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America’s 1,912 mile transcontinental railroad, completed 150 years ago when Leland Stanford, Central Pacific Railroad president, drove the final anchoring spike into the tracks at Promontory Summit Utah, fundamentally changed America forever in the same way as the internet did.

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Although it’s only a tiny piece of bright pink ribbon, an enterprising American woman, who headed a cosmetics empire, used her ingenuity to make that pink ribbon a world-recognized symbol of the battle against beast cancer, which although it affects mostly women — also affects men. Entrepren…

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You don’t have to travel to Washington D.C. or Philadelphia to be involved up close and personal to rescue and make more publicly available, America’s most seminal historic documents of the prior 200-plus years.

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In a recent first visit to Mobile, Alabama, a port city of 195,000 on the shores of Gulf of Mexico, the downtown architectural styles and vibe kept reminding me of another place. Then there were the street names: Royal, Dauphin, St. Louis, and Joachim, with black wrought iron balconies over …

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Fourth of July seems an ideal day to remember for America’s 35th President; the youngest President ever elected, and the first and only Roman Catholic: John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963).

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"Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome aboard Silversea Cruises' Silver Galapagos. On behalf of our expedition team, we're delighted to have you with us for the next seven days. We look forward to sharing with you this incredible destination known as a 'world unto itself.’"

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If you want to include a bit of LBJ Texana when you are visiting Washington, don’t look in the U.S. Capitol “corridors of power” where Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973) once reigned supreme as “Master of the Senate;” and from 1963-69 served as the 37th president of the United States.