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Rockin’ Reimers Ranch

My fingers were cramping but my legs weren’t shaking … yet. I had a solid foothold but a somewhat questionable…

It’s No Secret

As I watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin plant the American flag on the moon in the summer of 1969,…

Birds of a Feather

As soon as he sees the boardwalk, my four-year-old son Benjamin Byrd—“Byrdie” for short—takes off at a sprint, binoculars jiggling…

Lost and Found

When I was six years old I got lost.

Daytripper: Johnson City

Texas is synonymous with big, partly because of its land mass, but also because of its big personalities. And through…

Lure of Llano

Shades of an urban beat have finally arrived in Llano, a Hill Country community along the Llano River and the…

The Spectacular Wow!

Nothing says spring in Texas like bluebonnets, paintbrushes, and other familiar wildflowers. Some years these blooms merely whisper the season’s…

Creative Country

Sitting in the light-washed front room of his Salado gallery, artist Ronnie Wells shapes a small clay sculpture of two…

Creating a Legacy

I started collecting travel memories in the form of jewelry when I was about eight years old. In recent years,…

Bet on Bluff Dale

Twelve years ago, my suburbanite parents got a wild hair and bought five acres of rugged terrain in Bluff Dale,…

Mission: Kayak

The river rounds a bend and six mossy-backed turtles sunning on a row of rocks drop into the water—plop, plop,…
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