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Walking in Memphis

NO B.B. KING or Beale Street here, but this Texas Panhandle community projects its own kind of harmony between two…

Summer

Summer's here, and here are sure clues: Long shadows and fireflies. Smokin’ barbecue grills and tinkling ice cubes in tall…

Photography

If you're like me, come springtime your thoughts turn to spending quality time outside, trying to make a nice photograph…

Finding Independence in Washington County

One morning recently, a young tour guide was steering a group of visitors through the Blue Bell Creamery in Brenham,…

Cypress Valley Canopy Tours: Zip it Up!

TWO SECONDS after I leap off the platform, the cypress-scented air fills with the buzzing whistle of the steel zip…

South Texas' Berclair Mansion

Who has not dreamed of wandering down a prosaic path to discover something magical? To find a mansion where no…

Birds Do It, Bees Do It, Even Educated Fleas Do It

BUT, WE THINK, EVEN COLE PORTER might have been flummoxed had he envisioned gray tree frogs mating in groups of…

Marfa's Thunderbird

By June NaylorWHILE it would seem that there’s been some enormous shift in the zeitgeist that has long defined this…

Essentials: Notes from a Journal: My Big Thicket

The Big Thicket is a region of southeast Texas often called "America's Ark" for its phenomenal diversity of plant species.…

Notes from a Journal: My Big Thicket

Talk about bonehead questions! Here's one from my overflowing bag. I popped it to two classy ladies, causing them to…

To the Bat Cave!

Bruce Wayne has nothing on Austin’s 1.5-million-strong population of Mexican free-tailed bats. Talk about overcoming obstacles! In the 1980s, shortly after setting…

Beat the Heat in West Texas

Whew-ee, it's a scorcher. Come August, I always feel sorry for those newcomers who moved to Texas from more temperate…
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