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?

Top Stories
Amber Alert: Girl Missing, Warrant for Uncle

Amber Alert: Girl Missing, Warrant for Uncle

Benbrook police are actively searching for a missing 9-year-old girl and have issued an arrest warrant for her uncle in connection with her disappearance, police say.

Sinkhole Reported at D/FW International Airport

Sinkhole Reported at D/FW International Airport

Departure delays have been reported at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport after a sinkhole was discovered near one of the runways, according to the airport.

Firefighters Rescue Woman Who Drove Around Barricades

Firefighters Rescue Woman Who Drove Around Barricades

Grand Prairie firefighters had to rescue a woman who they say drove around barricades and into high water.

12 Missing, Houston Submerged in TX Flooding

12 Missing, Houston Submerged in TX Flooding

Recovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 members of two families who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into...

Abbott Adds 24 Counties to Disaster List

Abbott Adds 24 Counties to Disaster List

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster in an additional 24 Texas counties Monday, due to recent damage from thunderstorms, tornadoes and flooding.

3 Dead in Houston-Area Flooding

3 Dead in Houston-Area Flooding

Authorities say three people have died in Harris County due to widespread flooding after nearly a foot of rain fell on the city Monday into early Tuesday morning.