With a New Trail, Canyon Lake Gorge Offers a Revealing Perspective of Its Hill Country Geology

With a New Trail, Canyon Lake Gorge Offers a Revealing Perspective of Its Hill Country Geology

Carved into the Central Texas Hill Country two decades ago by a one-of-a-kind flood, the Canyon Lake Gorge is one of the Lone Star State’s lesser-known natural treasures.

With Austin Perpetually Booming, Conservationists Secure More Protection for Beloved Hamilton Pool

With Austin Perpetually Booming, Conservationists Secure More Protection for Beloved Hamilton Pool

Hamilton Pool has drawn people to its sparkling pool and limestone overhang for at least 8,000 years.

‘Tis the Season for Cedar Fever

‘Tis the Season for Cedar Fever

Even though it’s central to the reproductive success of Ashe juniper—more frequently known as “mountain cedar”—there is nothing sexy about a case of cedar fever.

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Recreates Early Texas Life with New Villa de Austin Townsite

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Recreates Early Texas Life with New Villa de Austin Townsite

Each day, thousands of motorists pass through the Southeast Texas town of Sealy on Interstate 10, many of them unaware they’re within a few miles of what was once the bustling town at the heart of Texas nearly two centuries ago.

Hippowood? Hutto Plays Host to the Filming of an HBO Max Series that Recounts a North Texas Murder

Hippowood? Hutto Plays Host to the Filming of an HBO Max Series that Recounts a North Texas Murder

When HBO Max’s Love and Death television series begins airing sometime next time year, viewers throughout Central Texas are likely to spot some familiar landmarks and landscapes.

Shumla Treks Transport Hikers into the Ancient World of Rock Art in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands

Shumla Treks Transport Hikers into the Ancient World of Rock Art in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands

On a warm morning in early November, a dozen curious hikers followed a trail through spiky cactus and Volkswagen-size boulders into Upper Presa Canyon inside Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site near Del Rio.

The San Jacinto Battlefield Will Glow with Luminarias on Saturday to Honor Texans Killed in Battle

The San Jacinto Battlefield Will Glow with Luminarias on Saturday to Honor Texans Killed in Battle

The glow of 21,500 luminarias will brighten the grounds of the San Jacinto Battlefield in La Porte this Saturday, Nov.

The Spring Creek Greenway Aims to Expand as a Natural Escape in the Northern Suburbs of Houston

The Spring Creek Greenway Aims to Expand as a Natural Escape in the Northern Suburbs of Houston

Half an hour north of downtown Houston, groves of cypress trees echo with the calls of chickadees and woodpeckers, and magnolia and white oak trees grow to stunning size.

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.

African American Cotton Pickers Day Shines a Light on the Complex History of the Ubiquitous Fiber

African American Cotton Pickers Day Shines a Light on the Complex History of the Ubiquitous Fiber

This Monday is African American Cotton Pickers Day. Dallas historian Clarence Glover launched the day in 2020 to honor African Americans who’ve never been credited for their labor with cotton.

A Fort Worth Chef Chronicles the Pandemic Lockdown Through a Restaurant Industry Lens

A Fort Worth Chef Chronicles the Pandemic Lockdown Through a Restaurant Industry Lens

In his new book, Carry Out, Carry On: A Year in the Life of a Texas Chef, Fort Worth chef Jon Bonnell shares his journey as a restaurateur during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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