As a sixth-generation Texan, Robert Macias has the Lone Star State in his DNA. His great-great-great grandfather, Martin Parmer, was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico. As he travels around the state today, that sense of history is a constant companion. Each of the major Texas cities has a distinct personality, but they all share a spicy blend of Hispanic culture, can-do pioneer spirit, and a penchant for working hard and playing harder.
Robert has spent about half his career working for print magazines and half working on the Web. After receiving a degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin, he landed his first professional job at Houston Metropolitan Magazine. During the dot-com boom, he was the editor in chief of Citysearch.com sites in Austin and Houston. From 2004 to 2009, he was the editorial director of Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine. He’s now a freelance writer and editor, based in Austin.
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