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Five Things All Texans Need To Experience
Texas wildflowers make Aasen's short list of the ultimate Texan experiences.

To celebrate Texas Independence Day, Texas Standard spoke to KERA’s Eric Aasen to get the top five experiences every Texan should try.

Why him?

It’s safe to say one of KERA‘s most popular blog posts ever was Eric Aasen’s 39 Things to Do In Texas Before You Die. People came out of the woodwork with reactions and recommendations for ventures he left off the list.

In honor of our statewide launch, we thought it would be only appropriate to ask Aasen to share the top five. Here they are in no particular order:

What do you think of Eric’s list? What do you think are the essential experiences every Texan has to have? Tweet us at @TexasStandard to let us know or comment here.

This story was prepared with assistance by Jan Ross Piedad & Mackenzie Dunn.

Eric Aasen is KERA’s managing editor. He helps lead the station's news department, including radio and digital reporters, producers and newscasters. He also oversees , the station’s news website, and manages the station's . He reports and writes stories for the website and contributes pieces to KERA radio. He's discussed breaking news live on various public radio programs, including The Takeaway, Here & Now and Texas Standard, as well as radio and TV programs in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
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