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South Llano River State Park, a Treasured Hill Country Haven, is Getting a New Headquarters and Bridge

South Llano River State Park, a Treasured Hill Country Haven, is Getting a New Headquarters and Bridge

South Llano River State Park, a former goat and sheep ranch that’s now a ... Read More »

Rio Grande Valley Birder Tiffany Kersten Set a ‘Big Year’ Record

Rio Grande Valley Birder Tiffany Kersten Set a ‘Big Year’ Record

A warm breeze rustled the fronds of sabal palm trees as Tiffany ... Read More »

Keep Your Eyes on the Skies: Hawk Watch at Smith Point Gets Underway

Keep Your Eyes on the Skies: Hawk Watch at Smith Point Gets Underway

Every fall, tens of thousands of birds migrate south through Texas in ... Read More »

A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

I didn’t even know it was there until I made a trip with my son to ... Read More »

A New Adventure Tour at Natural Bridge Caverns Gives Novices a Chance to Be Explorers

A New Adventure Tour at Natural Bridge Caverns Gives Novices a Chance to Be Explorers

A new tour at Natural Bridge Caverns takes visitors up rocky inclines ... Read More »

Do’s and Don’ts of Late Summer Travel in Texas

Do’s and Don’ts of Late Summer Travel in Texas

Getting in a last-minute road trip before summer vacation ends? Along ... Read More »

How One Houston Family Visited All 89 Texas State Parks—And More

How One Houston Family Visited All 89 Texas State Parks—And More

For Mother’s Day in 2016, Sarah Strauss asked her family to do something ... Read More »

What a 500-Year-Old Tree Taught Me About Putting Down Roots

What a 500-Year-Old Tree Taught Me About Putting Down Roots

In the early weeks of summer, a restlessness set in. Shouldn’t ... Read More »

As Drought Sets in Across Texas, Expect a Bumpy Tubing Season

As Drought Sets in Across Texas, Expect a Bumpy Tubing Season

  What’s not to love about tubing the river? Hot sun and cold water, fun ... Read More »

Chisholm Trail Rides Offers an Idyllic Small Town Horseback Riding Experience

Chisholm Trail Rides Offers an Idyllic Small Town Horseback Riding Experience

Sitting atop Champ, my horse for the day, I trot along the paths that wind ... Read More »

Shumla Treks Offer a Revealing Look at the Ancient Rock Art of Southwest Texas

Shumla Treks Offer a Revealing Look at the Ancient Rock Art of Southwest Texas

Fifteen hikers dodge a minefield of prickly pear cacti and thorny shrubs ... Read More »

Wildfires Continue Across Texas as Temperatures Soar and Droughts Worsen

Wildfires Continue Across Texas as Temperatures Soar and Droughts Worsen

High temperatures and extremely dry conditions have caused wildfires ... Read More »

Monarch Butterflies Are Under Threat—Here Are 6 Ways To Help

Monarch Butterflies Are Under Threat—Here Are 6 Ways To Help

After what seems like a long, no-good-news summer, with record-breaking ... Read More »

Oak Tree Thought to be Extinct Found in Big Bend National Park

Oak Tree Thought to be Extinct Found in Big Bend National Park

Until recently, the oak species Quercus tardifolia was commonly known ... Read More »

The History and Science Behind Bois d’Arc Lake

The History and Science Behind Bois d’Arc Lake

Like any birth, the creation of a new lake is both painful and ... Read More »

How the San Antonio River Walk Became More Than Just a Tourist Attraction

How the San Antonio River Walk Became More Than Just a Tourist Attraction

When Hank Lee opened an art gallery next to the San Antonio River in 1989, ... Read More »

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