Van Horn, Texas
Van Horn grew from a wayfaring stop on the historic Bankhead Highway and the Old Spanish Trail from San Antonio to California in mid-1800s. It is still a primary road junction of I-10 (U.S. 80), U.S. 90 and Texas 54, and is a hub to several state and national parks. Lying in a broad basin devoted to irrigated farming, it is surrounded by the Van Horn, Sierra Diablo, and Apache Mountains. Mining in the area includes talc, sulfur and marble, plus undeveloped indications of copper, uranium and feldspar.
Van Horn is a popular stop for east-west or north-south travelers, and caters to longer-staying vacationers having a sunny climate with interesting rock and mineral deposits, and hunting for mule deer, pronghorn antelope and upland game birds.
John Madden, colorful television football broadcaster, designated Chuy\'s Restaurant for his \"Haul of Fame.\" Madden frequently crisscrosses the country in his bus to broadcast games. Just before Super Bowl weekend, he annually names his \"All-Madden Team.\" Plaques and photos of inductees hang in the restaurant at 1200 W. Business Loop 10.