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How One Houston Family Visited All 89 Texas State Parks—And More

How One Houston Family Visited All 89 Texas State Parks—And More

…Tunnel State Park Find these and other state parks at https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/parks-map and just enjoying nature along the way, something they…

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

…during the months of May through October, according to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, because the tunnel houses a…

Do’s and Don’ts of Late Summer Travel in Texas

Do’s and Don’ts of Late Summer Travel in Texas

…a safe and enjoyable hike, Texas Parks and Wildlife recommends knowing your limit, such as knowing how long you can…

13 Things to Do Along the Texas Coast

13 Things to Do Along the Texas Coast

…Mustang Island State Park and Matagorda Bay. nps.gov/pais; tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mustang-island; matagordabaytexas.com   4 Hang 10: Surf at Corpus ­Christi’s Bob Hall…

Free Travel Information

Free Travel Information

…along with details on events, state parks, lakes, national parks and forests, wineries, and scenic areas, and Texas Travel Information…

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

parks, food trucks, art festivals, triathlons, fishing tournaments, and fundraising events bringing folks back to the banks,” he said. Below…

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

…as the noun Hill Country is—though it’s not an official ecoregion of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)—it’s become…

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

…welcoming visitors back to its popular beachside for the first time in three years. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department…

Wildfires Continue Across Texas as Temperatures Soar and Droughts Worsen

Wildfires Continue Across Texas as Temperatures Soar and Droughts Worsen

…place surrounding the wildfire, including Dinosaur Valley State Park. Texas Parks and Wildlife temporarily closed the park due to its…

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

…biologist at Texas Parks and Wildlife. (Its last remaining relative, the Chinese paddlefish, was driven extinct between 2005 and 2010.)…

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

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

…the park’s website. Its picture wasn’t bald. It was textured and green, a tree with a gnarled trunk over 100…

Chain of Jewels

Chain of Jewels

…the Lower Colorado River Authority (800/776-5272) for current levels. For details on LCRA parks, go to the parks’ Web site….

Caching in

Caching in

…taught at Texas state parks. Equipment provided. Have a smart phone? Download a free introductory Geocaching app. There is more…

Editor’s Note: Preserved Paradise

Editor’s Note: Preserved Paradise

…region—546,301 acres—is preserved, including privately owned land and state, city, and county parks. Reaching the 30% goal will maintain river…

Three Danes Baking Company Finds a New Audience For Old World Treats

Three Danes Baking Company Finds a New Audience For Old World Treats

On the first Friday and Saturday of each month, a steady stream of customers parks at the back gate of…

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