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Galveston Island State Park’s Beachside Set to Reopen for First Time Since 2019

Galveston Island State Park’s Beachside Set to Reopen for First Time Since 2019

The restoration project added several new amenities to the park’s beach. Photo courtesy Nieco Payton/TPWD Galveston Island State Park is…

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

…needed. In an interview with a National Park Service volunteer in 2011, Concepcion Ybarra Gonzales, one of the Ybarra daughters,…

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

velvet-skinned beasts with long oar-like noses, called “rostrums,” and faintly shocked expressions. Caddo Lake State Park 245 Park Road 2,…

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

…the river’s course. Waco Mammoth National Monument, Waco: About 15,000 years ago, the Brazos was prime habitat for the extinct…

Flash-Flooding Prompts a Soaking Hiatus at Big Bend National Park’s Hot Springs Pool

Flash-Flooding Prompts a Soaking Hiatus at Big Bend National Park’s Hot Springs Pool

of interpretive services at Big Bend National Park. Still, Tornillo Creek, which drains the north and east sides of the…

A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

…died, a massive fire ravaged Possum Kingdom, burning more than 100,000 acres and over 100 homes. The fire burned to…

Spring Road Trips: Scenic Drives, the Gulf Coast, Big Bend, and the ‘Eiffel Tower’ Await

Spring Road Trips: Scenic Drives, the Gulf Coast, Big Bend, and the ‘Eiffel Tower’ Await

…miles from San Antonio to national park headquarters at Panther Junction, compared to 438 miles via I-10—but it takes longer…

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

…for 300,000 years, our ancestors for 6 million. The dinosaurs that went extinct 65 million years ago roamed this planet…

Kinky Friedman Introduces Gold Star Kids to the Land That Shaped Him

Kinky Friedman Introduces Gold Star Kids to the Land That Shaped Him

years. By the end of the ’70s, Friedman had parked it in New York City, where he launched his literary…

Kerrville Folk Festival Celebrates 50 Years of Music, Community, and Lasting Memories

Kerrville Folk Festival Celebrates 50 Years of Music, Community, and Lasting Memories

years with storyteller Gayle Ross. Over the past 30-plus years, we have seen kids grow up and then bring their…

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

is largest in August and September. Texas Parks & Wildlife acquired Old Tunnel State Park in 1991 to protect the…

Find Dinosaur Tracks and Ax-Throwing on a Weekend Getaway to Glen Rose

Find Dinosaur Tracks and Ax-Throwing on a Weekend Getaway to Glen Rose

Park offers 80 RV sites with hookups, fully furnished cabins, swimming pool, dog park, bicycle and remote-control car trails, a…

Spring Road Trips : From Kolaches to the Comanche to the Kings Highway

Spring Road Trips : From Kolaches to the Comanche to the Kings Highway

…Dave Shafer. Quanah Parker Trail Total distance: About 280 miles. Overall vibe: Indigenous territory The Quanah Parker Trail consists of…

Think Texas Is Hot? Here Are 8 Reasons Why It’s Hotter Than You Think

Think Texas Is Hot? Here Are 8 Reasons Why It’s Hotter Than You Think

…into the atmosphere faster than usual, explains Keith White, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He adds that this…

What a 500-Year-Old Tree Taught Me About Putting Down Roots

What a 500-Year-Old Tree Taught Me About Putting Down Roots

…the park’s website. Its picture wasn’t bald. It was textured and green, a tree with a gnarled trunk over 100

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