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Trip to Dallas-Fort Worth: Our 15-year-old granddaughter thinks it’s the 'cool' Texas

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If you are a committed, grunge-wearing resident of the Pacific Northwest, it is easy–almost automatic–to look at Texas as an extraordinarily dry, hot and culturally oppressive place that is better to avoid, especially in the summer. Our two granddaughters live with their parents in Portland.

Recently we decided to take the older girl, who is 15, to Dallas. Setting aside the summer heat, a Portlander can adjust to the vibes of Austin without effort. So let’s take Texas with all of its excesses straight up. Dallas, here we come.

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Tesla is adding a 500,000-square-foot building to Giga Texas

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Giga Texas, the massive Tesla factory in southeast Travis County is getting even bigger.

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Cool down with a look at these waterside Hill Country ranches

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It’s been a record-breaking hot summer already and Austin still has a few months of heat to weather. But the heat doesn’t have to be so bad if you’ve got a swimming hole in your backyard, like these three ranches.
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