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2 Hill Country state parks named best in U.S., plus more popular stories

2 Hill Country state parks named best in U.S., plus more top stories

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The Hill Country is calling. Photo by Getty Images

Editor's note: Each weekend, we share five stories that captured the attention of the Alamo City over the past seven days. Here are the most-read stories of the week.

1. 2 Hill Country spots bloom onto new list of best state parks in U.S. In all, four stunning Texas state parks land on the list. 

2. Olympian Simone Biles cartwheels into San Antonio on gymnastics tour. Catch Simone Biles on this high-flying gymnastics tour that will tumble into town this fall. 

3. Texas Parks and Wildlife floats annual Free Fishing Day across state. Texans get one free fishing day a year, and today — June 5 — is it.

4. 3 San Antonio neighborhood spots transform into murals this summer. You can vote on the themes for this citywide community mural project spearheaded by SAMA.

5. San Antonio benefit serves up Carnitas for a Cause for local farm. This tasty virtual event, taking place June 13, includes treats from 13 local chefs.