Some theme parks and such closed for the season.
North Texas occasionally freezes, south Texas rarely does.
Christmastime festivities statewide.
Best time of year to travel: the weather is less intense, everything is still open.
This is when most festival planners throw events, including rodeos.
A second shoulder season lasts from September through early November.
Kids are out of school, so attractions are busiest.
Temperatures will be stiflingly hot outside, but everywhere inside has air-con.
Prime time for beaches, lakes and rivers.