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Forget Basements—This Texas Home Comes with Its Own Underground Natural Cavern

Forget Basements—This Texas Home Comes with Its Own Underground Natural Cavern

A four-bedroom, three-bathroom house on nearly 3 acres of land in Texas isn’t unheard of. But what about a home that comes with its own private entrance to a network of caverns? 

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

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

In the early weeks of summer, a restlessness set in. Shouldn’t something be happening? When I was young, summer closed one chapter and opened another.

Farewell to a Fish: Once Found Only in the San Marcos River, the San Marcos Gambusia Has Gone Extinct

Farewell to a Fish: Once Found Only in the San Marcos River, the San Marcos Gambusia Has Gone Extinct

The last time someone saw a San Marcos gambusia was in 1983. Over the years since, biologists working to recover the tiny silver fish in the Edwards Aquifer kept searching—with no luck.

Texas Fishing 101: A Beginners Guide to the Freshwater Fisheries of Texas

Texas Fishing 101: A Beginners Guide to the Freshwater Fisheries of Texas

The numbers don’t lie. With nearly 7,000 named lakes in Texas and nearly 190,000 miles of river, not to mention stock tanks and ponds on private property, freshwater fishing in the state offers tons of fun and a lifetime of challenges.

Sympathy for the Devil in Southwest Texas

Sympathy for the Devil in Southwest Texas

In a world where we are perhaps overly dependent on GPS—focused on getting from point A to point B as quickly and efficiently as possible—I’ve found that simply unfurling a road map and blindly jabbing a finger down on the page just to see what’s there is a surefire way of reopening my mind to the possibilities of exploration and adventure.

Where to See Bald Eagles in Texas this Fall and Winter

Where to See Bald Eagles in Texas this Fall and Winter

In early August, a staff member at Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park and Resort on Lake Buchanan near Burnet reported the area’s first bald eagle of the season.

Got Land? The Making of Palo Pinto Mountains and Other New Texas State Parks

Got Land? The Making of Palo Pinto Mountains and Other New Texas State Parks

Seventy-five miles west of Fort Worth, a hilly parcel of ranchland is making the transformation into the first new state park since the birding hotspot of Resaca de la Palma swung open its gates near Brownsville in 2008.

6 Texas Daytrips to Drive Away the Winter Blues

6 Texas Daytrips to Drive Away the Winter Blues

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, my wife and I have been laying low. Our ages and autoimmune issues put us squarely in the highest at-risk category.

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