Focus on Texas
Focus on Texas: Stairways
Watch your step as our readers take you to the next level

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    Charles Baxter, CoServ: Rusty oil tanks along Highway 380 in West Texas
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    Leticia Navarro, Bandera EC: When nature takes over
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    Judy O’Kelley, Nueces EC: “When we traveled from South Texas to San Francisco, we saw this mosaic tiled staircase ... a popular tourist attraction.”
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    Michelle Berta, HILCO EC: “I love reading great literature. These are some of my favorite books. Each step is hand-painted.”
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    Mark Holly, Bandera EC: After a remodel of the Lampasas County Courthouse
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    Web Extra: Geraldine Guadagno, Pedernales EC: “The exquisite spiral staircase at the center of the Vatican Museums.”
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    Web Extra: Nicole Gute, Trinity Valley EC: Sunset on the stairs at Purtis Creek State Park
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    Web Extra: Erin Stanley, CoServ: A stairway carved out of a mountain
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    Web Extra: Rick Roberson, United Cooperative Services: An old fire escape on one of the taller buildings in downtown Cisco
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    Web Extra: Beth Coyle Faris, Pedernales EC: This staircase on Newport Beach, Oregon, leads up a windy dune to a private home.
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    Web Extra: Sam Georgeson, Pedernales EC: Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum in Florida
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    Web Extra: Beth Coyle Faris, Pedernales EC: “Our corner of Texas doesn’t get a whole lot of fall foliage, but this year we got a bit. This staircase leads to an upstairs room in a Fredericksburg B & B.”
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    Web Extra: Melissa Cunningham, Jackson EC: “Taken while enjoying a spring camping trip on the San Marcos River. The kids and I were walking down to the river and caught the beautiful image of the shadows on the river stairway.”
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    Web Extra: Jacob Jezek, CoServ: Stairwell at sunset in the Mission Concepción in San Antonio
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    Web Extra: Audrey Johnson, CoServ: Cave at Horseshoe Bay Resort

There are many steps to greatness, but our readers go above and beyond! On the stairway to heaven, or just enjoying a little piece of heaven on Earth, Texans love a good two-step.