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Whirring Dervishes: Hummingbirds

Texas is well known for its large concentrations of birds, butterflies, Mexican free-tailed bats, and more, and a lot of…

Possum Kingdom Lake

Possum Kingdom Lake lies 90 miles west of Fort Worth, in Palo Pinto, Stephens, Young, and Jack counties. For information…

PK Away!

Simple pleasures in a grand setting. Sculpting sand on a broad beach. Exploring winding, wooded mountain trails. Casting lazily from…

Dive In!: Balmorhea State Park

I first met the clear, bracing waters of Balmorhea’s swimming pool on a family vacation decades ago. Wading far into…

Dive In!

Under water, light behaves differently; colors sparkle, then fade. Sounds magnify and distort. Liquid cradles a body accustomed to mere…

Dive In!: Flower Gardens Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Roughly 110 miles from Freeport, I plunged six feet down from the M/V Fling, into the Gulf of Mexico to…

Dive In!: South Padre Island

On a diving trip this spring, I explored a ship’s observation wing and swam along its starboard navigation deck, stopping…

Dive In!: Lake Amistad National Recreation Area

Underwater cliffs and monster bass (up to 13 pounds) attract divers to this sizable reservoir straddling the U.S.-Mexico border near…

Some Like It Hot

See related: Where to See Summer BloomsA bevy of tenacious bloomers that thrive on Texas heat By Steven Schwartzman While…

Voluntourism: Good times = Good Works

Volunteer While Seeing the SightsBy Melissa GaskillThe ferry bumped to a stop at the San José Island dock, and I…

Where to See Summer Blooms

The following sites offer opportunities to see summer wildflowers. Keep in mind that changes in temperature and rainfall may cause…

Riding High at Dude Ranches

I’m back in the saddle again, riding a sure-footed horse along a rocky path that twists and bucks through cedar-strewn…
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