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Editor’s Note: Return to the River

Editor’s Note: Return to the River

…drier side of Texas during a stint as writer-in-residence at Guadalupe Mountains National Park in 2017. After searching for land…

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

Old Tunnel State Park sits on a brush-covered limestone ridge that divides the watersheds of the Guadalupe and Pedernales rivers,…

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

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

…than just zoom past them? JBS: About 200 years ago, with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, a group of people…

Capturing the Tenacity and Persistence of the Mesquite

Capturing the Tenacity and Persistence of the Mesquite

…beauty of the Virgen de Guadalupe encrusted into the bark.” “Mesquite trees are a very dependable crop,” says Benito Treviño…

My Hometown: Presidio Has Been a Frontier Crossroads For Centuries

My Hometown: Presidio Has Been a Frontier Crossroads For Centuries

…Virgin of Guadalupe, where a lot of people stop for pictures. We’re working on a walking tour.”   Fort Leaton…

Author Jesse Sublett Delves Into Austin’s Criminal Underbelly

Author Jesse Sublett Delves Into Austin’s Criminal Underbelly

…of the locations mentioned in the book. Smith’s bail bond office was conveniently located on the other side of Guadalupe

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

…a pharmacy that replaced the motel at Guadalupe and 45th streets and in signage at Shipe Park in Austin’s Hyde…

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…

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,…

No Place Like Dave’s Place

No Place Like Dave’s Place

A deck at Dave’s Place in Center Point provides a pleasant promontory next to the Guadalupe. (Photo by Julia Robinson)…

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…

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

…to bring Central Texas a cool and wet fall, and should generate a photo-worthy display of colorful foliage. Guadalupe Mountains…

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

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

…that Congress passed that year, although Guadalupe Mountains National Park was. Big Bend National Park has managed the land within…

Goodbye to a River Turns 50

Goodbye to a River Turns 50

…he fished the Guadalupe and hunted quail with uncles, further strengthened Graves’ bond with the outdoors. In 1942, Graves earned…

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