Out across the vastness of Texas, in between our densely populated cities and our large and medium-sized towns, lie our beautifully unbustling small towns. Such one-, two-, three-, or no-stoplight specks, with their slow pace, quaint squares, and friendly folks, represent a concentrate of quintessential Texanness that even slick urbanites hold on to in their hearts. Many of these places have withered away, and a few, celebrated elsewhere in these pages, have been revived by an influx of big-city refugees. But a fair number have managed to avoid both slow death and drastic change and remain, thankfully, much as they always were. Here are five such spots that the Texanist likes quite a bit. Archer City (Population: 1,754) Thalia, the fictional town portrayed in Larry…View Original Post
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