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Shey is an experienced blogger, social media expert and traveler. She studied journalism at Oklahoma State University before working as a full-time reporter for Houston Community Newspapers in 2005. She lived in South Korea for three years, where she worked as a freelancer.

2009 Stories by Brittanie Shey

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  • Texas Traveler: Southern Star Brewery

    published Jun 29, 2009

    Up until March of last year, there weren't a whole lot of good reasons to spend a Saturday afternoon in Conroe. But now there's at least one: The Southern Star Brewing Company. Southern Star celebrat... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Southern Star Brewery
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    Texas Traveler: Southern Star Brewery

    published Jun 29, 2009

    Up until March of last year, there weren't a whole lot of good reasons to spend a Saturday afternoon in Conroe. But now there's at least one: The Southern Star Brewing Company. Southern Star celebrat... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Huntsville

    published Jun 22, 2009

    Most Houstonians probably know Huntsville for the colossal Sam Houston statue, designed by Texas artist David Adickes, himself a graduate of Sam Houston State University and a Huntsville native. At 67... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Juneteenth Celebrations

    published Jun 15, 2009

    Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the United States, first began in Galveston, and as such, the area around Houston is home to some of the biggest and most lavish Junet... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Bolivar Peninsula

    published Jun 08, 2009

    Sometimes vacations don't always go as planned. Texas Traveler hadn't been to the Texas Coast since last summer, a month or two before Ike hit. We'd seen the footage and heard the stories -- it was j... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Forbidden Gardens
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    Texas Traveler: Forbidden Gardens

    published Jun 01, 2009

    At first glance, Forbidden Gardens, the odd miniature tribute to the wonders of China located just east of Katy, looks shabby and weathered. Paint peels on the tiny model of the emperor's summe... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Bluebonnet Wine Trail

    published May 25, 2009

    While in Navasota lovin' on some alpacas, Texas Traveler had a hankerin' thirst. So we got on our trusty iPhone and found the closest winery, a funky l'il shack called the Purple Possum Winery. Whil... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Brazos Bend and the George Observatory

    published May 18, 2009

    About an hour south of Houston, far enough away to evade the light pollution from Downtown, stands one of the largest and most powerful telescopes in the nation open to the public. The 36-inch Gu... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Livingston Trade Days
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    Texas Traveler: Livingston Trade Days

    published May 11, 2009

    If the span of time between the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo in spring and the State Fair of Texas in fall is just too long for you, you can satisfy your lust for the unnecessary consumption of cr... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Americana Alpaca Ranch
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    Texas Traveler: Americana Alpaca Ranch

    published May 04, 2009

    Ah, Navasota: the Blues Capitol of Texas. What more have you to offer than bluebonnets, Victorian homes and historical plagues? How about big-eyed beauties with long, slender necks and the softest of... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Enchanted Rock and Fredericksburg

    published Apr 27, 2009

    Enchanted Rock, the legend says, was home to ghost fires. That's how the Tonkawas explained the crackling and popping sounds that emanated from the rock on cool evenings. Today we know this: Enchanted... More >>

  • The Texas Traveler: Stonehenge II

    published Apr 22, 2009

    In a rural field on a little-traveled loop just west of Kerrville stands a sight right out of the set of Spinal Tap -- a miniature replica of the Stonehenge monolith. Stonehenge II stands just n... More >>

  • $7 at Laredo Taqueria
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    $7 at Laredo Taqueria

    published Apr 20, 2009

    Where: Laredo Taqueria, 915 Snover, 713-861-7279. Open Monday through Saturday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. What $7 gets you: Almost anything on the menu. Tacos are $1.50 or $2, breakfast and dinner plates cost... More >>

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