The stars at night shine so bright deep in the heart of Texas, but where is that exactly you might be wondering.

We will get to the heart of the matter shortly, but before we do, let's review some of our more known Texas town nicknames. How about our fine city's moniker, known as the "Crossroads," because of its location within a two-hour drive of Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin? San Antonio is known as the River City because the Guadalupe River runs smack right through the middle of the downtown district. Austin is known as "Capital City," because of course, this is where the capital of Texas is located. Houston is referred to as "Space City," as NASA makes Houston it's home.

These are all places Victorians are likely familiar with, but have you ever heard of Brady, Texas?

It just so happens that THIS small Texas town is known as " The Heart of Texas," because, you guessed it, Brady, Texas is considered the Texas city closest to the geographical center of our great state.

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Located just 4 hours and 52 minutes away from Victoria, Brady, with its estimated population of 5,302 residents, continues to be primarily a ranching and farming community just as it did when it was founded in the 1870s. Originally named Brady City after Brady Creek, which runs through town, it was shorted to Brady when the town was incorporated in the early 1900s.

The prairie sky is high and wide, deep in the heart of Texas, and with a distance of 260 miles from here, it might be worth the drive for a day trip to stand in front of the historical marker noting Brady's significance to Texans, just like the Day Tripper, Chet Garner did in what might be the best explanation for how surveyors established where the heart of Texas was located.

Here he is giving us some of the best of Brady.

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The sage in bloom is like perfume, deep in the heart of Texas.

Safe travels!

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