Summers in Texas are known for their scorching temperatures that can leave you gasping for relief. When the mercury rises and the sun beats down, finding ways to stay cool becomes important in a hurry. Luckily, there are several ways to beat the Texas summer heat and keep your cool.

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Abilene temperatures are already topping triple digits on the regular. The west Texas sun can rip the hide right off of you. So, I went on a mission to find the best ways to combat the high temperatures. Check out the following list of simple, affordable ideas that can help you keep cool and make the most of your summer in the Lone Star State.

Look: 10 Ways To Beat Crazy Abilene Heat

Check out some simple ways to beat the heat according to AAG

In this Texas summer heat, staying cool is not just a luxury but a necessity. By using these ten ways to keep cool, you can stay comfortable and enjoy your summer to the max.

The key to surviving the sweltering summer months lies in preparation, hydration, and taking advantage of helpful items around the house. With a little creativity, you can navigate the Texas summer like a pro. So grab your sunscreen and plan your outdoor activities intelligently. It's also a good idea to brush up on the signs and symptoms of heatstroke; find preventative measures and other information at the Mayo Clinic.

Texas is fortunate to have some of the most refreshing, old-fashioned swimming holes you'll ever lay eyes on - or dip toes in. Don't just take my word for it though. Look below.

Chill Out This Summer at the 6 Best Swimming Holes in Texas

Feeling hot, hot, hot? Here are six of the best swimming holes in Texas to get your chill on and lower that core temperature.

Trips to Discover and The Crazy Tourist both list the following six places as the best places to cool off this summer in the great state of Texas. You'll want to keep this list handy as the mercury rises and the sweat starts to pour!

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