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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 »

13 Things to Do Along the Texas Coast

13 Things to Do Along the Texas Coast

1 Explore Coastal History: Though Battleship Texas in La Porte is locked ... Read More »

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

The Brazos is a river of contradictions. Flowing more than 800 miles on a ... Read More »

Fly Fishing Is Taking off in Texas Rivers

Fly Fishing Is Taking off in Texas Rivers

Fifteen major rivers and many hundreds of miles of smaller streams run ... Read More »

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

One morning in early September 2020, a tanker truck from the National Fish ... Read More »

Where To Go Swimming This Summer in Texas

Where To Go Swimming This Summer in Texas

Balmorhea State Park Toyahvale Hours: Spring-fed pool hours are 8 am- 7:30 ... Read More »

The Battle Between Two Lizards In Texas Is a Win for UT Arlington Biologists

The Battle Between Two Lizards In Texas Is a Win for UT Arlington Biologists

Prairie lizards and Texas spiny lizards have a lot in common. True, ... Read More »

The Habitats of Wild Creatures Transcend Lines Drawn on Paper

The Habitats of Wild Creatures Transcend Lines Drawn on Paper

Animals Crossing Wildlife agencies work across borders to protect rare ... Read More »

Peel Back the Layers of Austin’s Onion Creek

Peel Back the Layers of Austin’s Onion Creek

The promise of an oasis led us here beneath Interstate 35, where the Old ... Read More »

From Garden Gnomes to Willie Nelson’s Likeness, the Sculptures of Port Aransas Sandfest Never Disappoint

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