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.
The well-worn two-lane road veering off US 180 between the towns of Weatherford and Mineral Wells might be able to keep its secret if it weren’t for a small sign with “BH” in bold black letters designating it as an “Historic Route.”
Indeed, the country road is a remnant of the Bankhead Highway, the nation’s first all-weather east-west transcontinental highway.
It’s rarely too chilly for a stroll by the sea. Even during the winter, the Texas Gulf Coast enjoys mild weather on most days.
San Angelo artist and gallery owner Lisa Curry has struck upon a particularly Texan angle for turning trash into treasure.
Known for its Western heritage and collection of world-class museums, Fort Worth boasts a hefty roster of public sculpture and murals.
During West Texas sojourns, I watch for collared peccaries like forgotten spirit animals along backroads and hiking trails.
It may come as a surprise that guidebook author Jennifer L. Bristol, a former park ranger and erstwhile coordinator of the Texas Children in Nature program, is not a lifelong birder.