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Editor’s Note: Return to the River

Editor’s Note: Return to the River

pages is for our annual River Issue. Not only has he written two books on Texas rivers—The Blanco River and…

Rinsing Wagons in the San Antonio River

Rinsing Wagons in the San Antonio River

…the Guadalupe River near Tivoli, about 10 miles from the coast. In 1690, a Spanish expedition encountered the Payaya people…

Texas Humor’s Founder Jay B. Sauceda Considers the Texas Identity

Texas Humor’s Founder Jay B. Sauceda Considers the Texas Identity

…obvious as they are for the Red River or the Canadian in the Panhandle. You see the whole river on…

As Drought Sets in Across Texas, Expect a Bumpy Tubing Season

As Drought Sets in Across Texas, Expect a Bumpy Tubing Season

temperatures and minimal rainfall. Flows in portions of the Frio, Pedernales, Guadalupe, and Nueces rivers have slowed to a trickle,…

My Hometown: Presidio Has Been a Frontier Crossroads For Centuries

My Hometown: Presidio Has Been a Frontier Crossroads For Centuries

…say the river has never divided us. We have mountains all around, and the water comes down into the river….

The History of Glen Rose Can Be Told Through Its Prehistoric Petrified Wood

The History of Glen Rose Can Be Told Through Its Prehistoric Petrified Wood

…town. Photo by Gene Fowler. Tucked along the meandering Paluxy River and among rugged, low-slung limestone cliffs, the village of…

New Braunfels: Unwind Time

New Braunfels: Unwind Time

The clear, green Comal River rushes from the ground, flows two-and-a-half miles, and empties into the Guadalupe River, without ever…

Goodbye to a River Turns 50

Goodbye to a River Turns 50

…and frontier history of the Brazos River before proposed dams downstream forever altered the river’s natural flow and surroundings. Graves,…

No Place Like Dave’s Place

No Place Like Dave’s Place

cold beer, and wander through this funky hangout overlooking the Guadalupe River. Out front, rabbits scamper through the grass and…

The Fruits of a Flood: The Canyon Lake Gorge

The Fruits of a Flood: The Canyon Lake Gorge

…tubers on the Guadalupe River typically enjoy 350 cubic feet per second, and the Canyon Dam floodgates top out at…

4 for Fall: The Autumn Trails

4 for Fall: The Autumn Trails

…Ranch Park This former ranch, now a Travis County park, tucks into a bend of the Pedernales River with almost…

Texas Conservationists Want to Keep the ‘Wilderness’ in Big Bend National Park

Texas Conservationists Want to Keep the ‘Wilderness’ in Big Bend National Park

…Rio Grande in the Big Bend area as a Wild and Scenic River, which limits riverside development. “That was very…

Texas Two-Step

Texas Two-Step

…late 1930s. Or scoot over to Crider’s Rodeo and Dance Hall on the banks of the Guadalupe River near Hunt….

The Gruene Scene

The Gruene Scene

…who wanders into its famous 1880s dance hall or tubes its lazy stretch of the Guadalupe River can attest. But…

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