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Big Time in the Big Thicket

Sunshine beams down through the limbs of soaring bald cypress trees as though the light has been filtered by the…

Celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service

This month, Texas Highways offers a Special Issue spotlighting the National Parks 100 year celebration. Most especially, we explore the…

Filming Beauty

In the span of roughly one year, documentary filmmaker Lynn Boswell has hiked the Guadalupe Mountains carrying a camera tripod,…

National Park Perks

Every corner of the state—from the Big Bend to the Big Thicket, and Padre Island to the Panhandle’s Lake Meredith—is…

The Story of Our National Parks

The Lone Star State was a little late to the national parks game, but as is our way, Texas jumped…

Daytripper: Schulenburg

In the 1800s, European settlers flocked to Texas, with many Germans and Czechs putting down roots in the vast expanse…

Harboring an Ancient Herd

Some 65,000 years ago, a small herd of female Columbian mammoths and their babies wandered through a grassland in what…

Cabin Fever

“But won’t it be cold?” my in-laws asked, when I first proposed the idea of a February getaway to Garner…

Art Within Reach

These days, Marfa gets all the attention as an arts destination in West Texas. While the reputation is well-deserved, with…

Wild About Wild Basin

When some long-overdue rain last July relieved drought conditions in the Austin area, my thoughts turned to Wild Basin Wilderness…

Hidden Gems

The National Park Service operates more than 400 sites around the country as part of its mission to preserve natural…

Land Down Under

That great big park down in the yawning western expanse of our state is a gift for which every Texan…
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