Poet ire’ne lara silva Wins Texas Institute of Letters Award for Texas Highways Essay

Poet ire’ne lara silva Wins Texas Institute of Letters Award for Texas Highways Essay

Author and poet ire’ne lara silva has been awarded the 2021 Texas Institute of Letters Edwin “Bud” Shrake Award for Best Short Nonfiction for her essay “A Place Before Words” published in the September 2020 edition of Texas Highways.

Stunned by the Cold: Sea Turtles Are in Peril During the Frigid Winter Storm

Stunned by the Cold: Sea Turtles Are in Peril During the Frigid Winter Storm

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.

A New PBS Documentary Captures Rare Views of Big Bend National Park’s Elusive Wildlife

A New PBS Documentary Captures Rare Views of Big Bend National Park’s Elusive Wildlife

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 Queen of the Gulf: 5 Surprising Historical Facts About Galveston’s Iconic Hotel Galvez

The Queen of the Gulf: 5 Surprising Historical Facts About Galveston’s Iconic Hotel Galvez

The Hotel Galvez cuts a dashing figure on the Galveston coastline, its Spanish Colonial-style façade turned to the Gulf of Mexico.

Big Bend National Park Announces Plan to Build a New Hiking Trail Around Lone Mountain

Big Bend National Park Announces Plan to Build a New Hiking Trail Around Lone Mountain

A new trail at Big Bend National Park will take hikers on a 3-mile loop around Lone Mountain, a Texas-sized hill that bristles with scrub brush and cactus just north of the Panther Junction Visitor Center.

West Texas Writing Great Elmer Kelton is Featured in New Wittliff Collection Materials

West Texas Writing Great Elmer Kelton is Featured in New Wittliff Collection Materials

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.

The Rainbow Bridge of Southeast Texas: Making Drivers Think Twice Since 1936

The Rainbow Bridge of Southeast Texas: Making Drivers Think Twice Since 1936

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 February 2021 cover of Texas Highways Magazine, The Return of Car Culture


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