The Cosmic Vibes Are Back: El Cosmico’s Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love Turns 15

The Cosmic Vibes Are Back: El Cosmico’s Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love Turns 15

Picture this: You’re standing on soft green grass, swaying gently to the jaunty sounds of live alt-country music.

Conservation Effort Holds Promise for a New Park to Protect Honey Creek in the Hill Country

Conservation Effort Holds Promise for a New Park to Protect Honey Creek in the Hill Country

New housing developments are popping up all the time in the fast-growing Hill Country region north of San Antonio, but one 515-acre property that had been slated for development is now on track to become parkland rather than a subdivision thanks to private and state conservation efforts.

The Eastside Kings Festival Celebrates the Blues Music that Shaped Austin’s Scene

The Eastside Kings Festival Celebrates the Blues Music that Shaped Austin’s Scene

As an ambassador of Texas blues music, Eddie Stout has played bass in a number of bands, organized overseas tours for local blues musicians, and recorded more than 40 blues and roots artists for his Dialtone Records and Pee Wee Records labels.

New Safari-Style Tents Offer Hassle-Free Camping at Lake Bastrop North Shore Park

New Safari-Style Tents Offer Hassle-Free Camping at Lake Bastrop North Shore Park

Five minutes after arrival at Lake Bastrop North Shore Park, my friend and I are relaxing around the firepit as flames crackle and the sky darkens into a canopy of stars.

In New Tours, University of Texas’ Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas Features Aquatic Creatures

In New Tours, University of Texas’ Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas Features Aquatic Creatures

A venerable loggerhead turtle named Barnacle Billie, a roseate spoonbill named Boomerang, and other rehabilitated aquatic and shore creatures are on display this week for the first organized public tours of the Amos Rehabilitation Keep—ARK for short—at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas.

At the African American Museum in Dallas, an Exhibit Honors Black Men who Shaped the World

At the African American Museum in Dallas, an Exhibit Honors Black Men who Shaped the World

Cary Fagan says he was shocked to receive an email from the Smithsonian Institution in 2018 inviting him to participate in its exhibit, Men of Change: Power.

McDonald Observatory and Big Bend Communities are Forming the World’s Largest Dark-Sky Preserve

McDonald Observatory and Big Bend Communities are Forming the World’s Largest Dark-Sky Preserve

Did you know that stars shine so bright in the West Texas desert that you can see in the dark on a clear night?

Catch a Rare Chance to Watch the Release of Sea Turtle Hatchlings at Padre Island Next Week

Catch a Rare Chance to Watch the Release of Sea Turtle Hatchlings at Padre Island Next Week

The last chances of the year to watch sea turtle hatchling releases at Padre Island National Seashore are coming up this Wednesday and Thursday, Aug.

Ahoy! Here’s Your Chance to Learn to Sail a 19th-Century Tall Ship in Galveston

Ahoy! Here’s Your Chance to Learn to Sail a 19th-Century Tall Ship in Galveston

If you’ve always imagined yourself hoisting sails or inching your way up the mast of an old-time sailing ship, your opportunity has arrived.

Remembering Bassist Dusty Hill, the Foundation of ZZ Top’s Enduring Texas Groove

Remembering Bassist Dusty Hill, the Foundation of ZZ Top’s Enduring Texas Groove

The death of 72-year-old Joe Michael Hill in Houston on Tuesday marks the end of a remarkable life in music.

A Huntsville Museum Offers a Rare Chance to Step Into the Room where Sam Houston Died

A Huntsville Museum Offers a Rare Chance to Step Into the Room where Sam Houston Died

The Steamboat House in Huntsville not only protects artifacts of Texas history at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, the house itself is an artifact.

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