Winter Storm Uri’s snow, ice, and frigid temperatures took a toll on flora and fauna across Texas.
The Arctic air mass battering Texas this week has even reached the Gulf of Mexico, where typically temperate beaches have experienced snow, freezing rain, and persistent sub-freezing temperatures.
Most people never see the beavers that live near the mouth of Santa Elena Canyon on the Rio Grande, or the big horn sheep and black bears that prowl the rugged mountains and canyons of the Big Bend in far West Texas.
The Hotel Galvez cuts a dashing figure on the Galveston coastline, its Spanish Colonial-style façade turned to the Gulf of Mexico.
When it comes to the Western novel as art form, a few authors typically come to mind—Louis L’Amour, Zane Grey, and Willa Cather among them.
I am looking at a picture of the Rainbow Bridge—and it gives me the creeps. The bridge is too high, the road rises at too sharp an angle.