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Countdown to Spring

Down in the Rio Grande Valley, there’s something about springtime, when the palm trees sway in the southerly breeze and…

Of Feathers and Hope

"'Hope’ is the thing with feathers,” wrote 19th-Century American poet Emily Dickinson in the opening line of her poem of…

The Magnificent Seven

Texas is blessed with an abundance and variety of wildflowers. Come springtime, nearly every corner of the state boasts photogenic…

Things to do: San Marcos

San Marcos, home to Texas State Universitiy, offers tourists plenty of ways to while away a weekend, from exploring the…

Enduring Love

It’s easy to love West Texas. The attractions of the Big Sky country are obvious. The openly bold landscape refuses…

Daytripper: Kingsville

Typically, a kingdom can be measured in its vast stashes of gold and millions of faithful subjects. But here in…

Secrets of the Sands

The first time I saw the Monahans sandhills, I thought I had been taken in by a mirage. What else…

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…
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