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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…

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

mountains rise from the land mass. The ancient people who roamed this land get their props in Comstock at the…

Get in Gear for National Bike Month With These 5 Rides Around Texas

Get in Gear for National Bike Month With These 5 Rides Around Texas

…iconic scenic loop through the Davis Mountains or climb up to the McDonald Observatory. My go-to is a jaunt along…

Davis Mountains Scenic Loop

Davis Mountains Scenic Loop

From a distance, West Texas’ Davis Mountains float above the Chihuahuan Desert like a smoky mirage. Formed millions of years…

Altitude Adjustment: Fort Davis

Altitude Adjustment: Fort Davis

…Area, a 1,400-acre, undeveloped slice of the Davis Mountains. This rugged land, which falls under the umbrella of Davis Mountains

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

…is the site where an established German settlement collided with settlers who came to Texas from the hills and mountains

The Wild Extremes Texas Photographers Go To for Thrilling Storm Shots

The Wild Extremes Texas Photographers Go To for Thrilling Storm Shots

…off the Rocky Mountains collides with the warm and moist breezes sighing northward from the Gulf. This combo creates the…

A New Book Explores How Psychics Thrived on Texas Border Radio Stations

A New Book Explores How Psychics Thrived on Texas Border Radio Stations

…near the Moxviquil Mountains and unearthed, among other items, ceramic burial urns of Mayan nobles. Back in San Antonio, a…

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Quanah Parker and Three of His Wives

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Quanah Parker and Three of His Wives

…in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma. Sadly, the house today is in terrible condition and in danger of being lost…

A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

…the Palo Pinto Mountains and spreading out around the limestone peaks and cliffs like a set of liquid fingers. The…

Lucky Land Offers a Serene Exhibition of Asian Culture and Art in Houston

Lucky Land Offers a Serene Exhibition of Asian Culture and Art in Houston

…“We threw nothing away,” she recalls. “We kept mountains of stuff—every stone, every piece of broken marble. The bamboo! We…

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 Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

…the Palo Pinto Mountains and Possum Kingdom Lake, the first major impoundment on the Brazos, dammed in 1941. Covering 17,000…

Madera Canyon Trail

Madera Canyon Trail

…climate make the surrounding Davis Mountains a favorite among hikers and bikers. On the other hand, rugged terrain and private…

Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

…The remote peak, one of dozens forming the Davis Mountains, lies northwest of the communities of Fort Davis, Marfa, and…

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