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A Cattleman’s Castle

Early travelers on the wagon road that later became US 287 must have thought it was a mirage—a gabled Victorian…

In the Bag

I do a lot of traveling and have developed a system over the years. I keep a kit packed with…

Sweet 16 (on Texas 16)

Many folks currently residing in Texas arrived only in the past few decades. And while those of us who go…

Park it here

“I think it’s sort of like a choose-your-own-adventure,” I say to my boyfriend, who’s driving as I study a colorful map…

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…
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