On the Water

The Eternal Springs of Balmorhea State Park Pool in West Texas

The Eternal Springs of Balmorhea State Park Pool in West Texas

Deep in the Chihuahuan desertin West Texas, at the foot of the Davis Mountains, water beckons. It flows far ... Read More »

Explore Rio Grande Valley Wilderness at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Explore Rio Grande Valley Wilderness at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Beyond Laguna Madre, on the ocean side of South Padre Island, a bank of cumulus clouds looms over the Gulf of ... Read More »

A Lost Swimming Hole in the Panhandle Plains Holds Generations of Family Memories

A Lost Swimming Hole in the Panhandle Plains Holds Generations of Family Memories

Parting the Waters Generations of family memories wash away in Silver Falls by Bobby AlemánI wipe the water from ... 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 search of warmer climates for the ... 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 with the fun traveling has to offer also ... 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 with friends, and time spent ... 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 miraculous. Over the past year, I observed the ... 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, his new neighbors in San Antonio’s ... 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 in a struggle for restoration, Tall Ship ... 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 diagonal course across the breadth of ... 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 across Texas, giving adventurers and ... 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 pm Ticket info: $7 per person (13 yrs ... Read More »

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