Worth the Drive is NBCDFW's look at the best quick getaways around Texas

Jan 4, 2012

Annual Balloon Festival Lifts Off

Annual Balloon Festival Lifts Off

Up, up and away for charity.

Aug 12, 2011
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By Annie Potasznik

Worth The Drive: Burton Cotton Gin

Situated in the center of the rolling hills of Washington and Fayette Counties... See Full Gallery

Jan 4, 2012

Chill Out at Cascade Caverns

Chill Out at Cascade Caverns

It’s hot, hot, hot, but we found a place where you can chill that's worth the drive.

Jan 4, 2012

Worth The Drive: The Museum of South Texas History

Worth The Drive: The Museum of South Texas History

A cultural journey is worth the miles.

Jan 4, 2012

Balloon Festival This Weekend

Balloon Festival This Weekend

Speaking of worth the drive …

Jan 4, 2012

Worth The Drive: Get Medieval in Mingus, Texas

Worth The Drive: Get Medieval in Mingus, Texas

“Dungeons & Dragons” geeks and regular Joes converge with meaty All-Americans who like to shoot guns, drink Scotch whisky and go fishing at Greystone Castle in the middle of Texas.

Jan 4, 2012

Chill Out in a Cave Without a Name

Chill Out in a Cave Without a Name

Too hot outside? Cool off in a Texas cave that's 66 degrees year round.

Jan 4, 2012

Worth The Drive: Join This Wine Club

Worth The Drive: Join This Wine Club

Head to the Texas Hills Vineyard.

Jun 27, 2011
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By Annie Potasznik

Bourbon in Hill Country

The Garrison Brothers Distillery is the first, licensed bourbon distillery in... See Full Gallery

Jan 4, 2012

Take a Trip, Sip

Take a Trip, Sip

Texas has only one distillery? OK, one legal distillery?

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Dozens of Students Hurt in Crowley ISD Bus Crash

Dozens of Students Hurt in Crowley ISD Bus Crash

Nearly three dozen students were injured when two buses from the Crowley Independent School District collided Monday afternoon in southwest Fort Worth.

Investigation Into $1,000 Cold Reveals Costly Mistake

Investigation Into $1,000 Cold Reveals Costly Mistake

A consumer with a bad cold gets a bill for more than $1,000 after being treated at a free-standing ER. She says she thought she was being treated at an urgent care clinic.

NWS Identifies 8 Tornadoes So Far

NWS Identifies 8 Tornadoes So Far

A severe storm system moving across North Texas late Sunday and early Monday produced a number of damaging tornadoes, according to reports from the National Weather Service.

Josh Hamilton Returns to the Texas Rangers

Josh Hamilton Returns to the Texas Rangers

Beleaguered/All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton is returning to Arlington in a trade with the Angels.

Md. Gov. Declares State of Emergency in Baltimore

Md. Gov. Declares State of Emergency in Baltimore

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard after rioters looted stores and hurled rocks and bricks at Baltimore police Monday, injuring fifteen officers.

Lavon Lake Fills to Conservation Level on Recent Rains

Lavon Lake Fills to Conservation Level on Recent Rains

For the first time in five years water is being released from Lavon Lake.