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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

…the Rio Grande, and Mesa de Anguila in Texas. Photo by Jessica Lutz. Big Bend National Park’s craggy Chihuahuan Desert…

A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

…me the following Saturday was It’s My Park Day, a community event to volunteer at Blunn Creek and improve trails…

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

…Bend State Park, Needville: Located 45 miles southwest of Houston, this park has 37 miles of trails to explore wetland…

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

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

On Memorial Day weekend, I set out alone to visit Old Baldy. I parked at the McKinney Falls Smith Visitor…

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

A crew of 250 men, along with hundreds of oxen, mules, and horses, worked 12 hours a day, six days…

New Discovery of Dinosaur Tracks Adds to Glen Rose’s Dino-mite Collection

New Discovery of Dinosaur Tracks Adds to Glen Rose’s Dino-mite Collection

…but it’s great for people who want to research tracks,” says park superintendent Jeff Davis. For two months, the park

The Comanche Trail in Big Bend Recalls a Bygone Era of Tribal Raids into Mexico

The Comanche Trail in Big Bend Recalls a Bygone Era of Tribal Raids into Mexico

Historians believe the Comanches sometimes crossed the Rio Grande into Mexico at San Vicente Crossing in Big Bend National Park….

The Daytripper Meets the Goat Mayor of Lajitas

The Daytripper Meets the Goat Mayor of Lajitas

…land a ball in Mexico. Big Bend Ranch State Park The little brother of Big Bend National Park boasts over…

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 Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

…after she died. In the summer of 2014, on my mother’s 65th birthday, her doctor told her she had two…

Alchemy in Big Bend Ranch State Park

Alchemy in Big Bend Ranch State Park

…Today’s visitors can also fill an afternoon or an entire day hiking many of the park’s canyons on established, well-marked…

A Weekend in McAllen Reveals the Bounty of Rio Grande Valley

A Weekend in McAllen Reveals the Bounty of Rio Grande Valley

…Latin American folk art, fine art, and rotating science and history displays from the Smithsonian Institution. Open Wednesday through Sunday,…

Celebrating Pride Month in Small Town Texas

Celebrating Pride Month in Small Town Texas

…Elton John, and the whole day will take place at Dripping Springs Ranch Park. The daytime celebration on June 25…

Get Home Before Sundown or La Llorona Might Get You

Get Home Before Sundown or La Llorona Might Get You

…Hidalgo that Saturday, and I’d decided to head to the Pompa alone. It was late in the day, and I…

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