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A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

nearly 20,000-acre lake. Possum Kingdom is only average size by Texas standards, with the state’s largest lake, Toledo Bend Reservoir,…

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

lakes and sloughs in the Brazos River bottomlands. The park is known for its alligators and waterfowl. tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/brazos-bend From my…

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

…a contrarian and head northeast to do the Bonham-Paris Loop. These two towns in near Northeast Texas are only 39…

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…

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…

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

…County Road 2008; 254-897-2960; fossilrim.org Next door to Dinosaur Valley State Park, 3 miles north of town, Dinosaur Valley RV…

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

…especially concerning the northern boundary. About 45 miles northwest of Waco and 70 miles south of Fort Worth, it’s nobody’s…

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…

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…

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

stones that had fallen from above. Old Tunnel State Park The builders of the Fredericksburg and Northern Railroad couldn’t have…

Chain of Jewels

Chain of Jewels

Tow, 325/379-5361. Inks Lake Inks Lake State Park occupies the better part of the east shore of this slim lake

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

…Nature Becomes Novelty: Preserving Petrified Wood Resources in North Central Texas. More than 100 million years ago, Saltarelli explained, fallen…

The Sun Shines on the Swamps of Caddo Lake

The Sun Shines on the Swamps of Caddo Lake

Originally formed by a logjam and now controlled by a dam, Caddo Lake harbors a network of bayous, sloughs, and…

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

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

…Falls State Park: waterfalls, tree-lined hiking trails, and ruins of a colonial homestead, all just 20 minutes and a $6…

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