AUSTIN (KYTX) — In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Texas Highways magazine announced another round of the Texas Top 40 favorite destinations as chosen by its readers.
The announcement places New Braunfels at No. 9, Nacogdoches at No. 8 and Fredericksburg at No. 7.
The September "People, Places and Wide Open Spaces" issue contains the annual "Extraordinary Texans" feature. This year, the magazine profiles nine outstanding individuals, including an astronaut, an artist and an actor who help make Texas special.
Also in this issue, the magazine's writers travel all over the state to feature a restaurant, an inn, a state park, a palace, a museum and more.
Texas Highways is known for its dazzling photography and the September issue is no exception. Offering a 16-page section featuring amazing images from across the state, the issue marks the debut of new photography editor Brandon Jacobeit.
Other September issue highlights include: the Fort Worth Water Gardens; Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens; olive growing in south Texas; Concordia Cemetery outside El Paso, where 48 buffalo soldiers and John Wesley Hardin are buried; kayaking on the Colorado River; and the Medina Lake Cajun Festival.
Subscribers began receiving the September issue on Aug. 7, the digital edition was released on Aug. 11 and the hard-copy issue is on sale today at hundreds of newsstands statewide, including H-E-B, Target, Walmart, Randall's and Barnes & Noble.