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Take a Dip at Soon-to-Reopen Balmorhea Pool in West Texas

Take a Dip at Soon-to-Reopen Balmorhea Pool in West Texas

I remember the first time, and the second time, and close to the 100th time I’ve visited Balmorhea State Park ... Read More »

Behold the Bounty of the Blanco

Behold the Bounty of the Blanco

Rivers in Texas run the gamut from bucolic babbling brooks to churning whitewater, from rocky dry channels to wide ... Read More »

Farley Boat Works, a historic link to Port Aransas’ tarpon fishing heyday, is expanding into a maritime museum

Farley Boat Works, a historic link to Port Aransas’ tarpon fishing heyday, is expanding into a maritime museum

A vision 10 years in the making is becoming reality as construction begins this month for the Port Aransas ... Read More »

Resacas are the Natural Wonders of Texas’ Rio Grande Valley

Resacas are the Natural Wonders of Texas’ Rio Grande Valley

With their glinting waters and meandering channels, resacas are a ubiquitous part of the landscape in Texas’ ... Read More »

This Intracoastal Waterway Connects Texas to Florida

This Intracoastal Waterway Connects Texas to Florida

Gateway to the Gulf The Intracoastal Waterway connects Texas to Florida and Texans to fun By Dan OkoRunning more ... Read More »

Galveston’s Resilient Spirit Sparks Another Renaissance

Galveston’s Resilient Spirit Sparks Another Renaissance

Restoring Galveston, new restaurants and shops lure tourists to the island once again Read More »

Matagorda Bay Beckons Families to Its Secluded Natural Playground

Matagorda Bay Beckons Families to Its Secluded Natural Playground

The kids were darting in and out of the surf at Matagorda Beach, filling buckets of water to pour into their ... Read More »

Explore the Most Remote Reaches of the Big Bend’s Mighty Rio Grande

Explore the Most Remote Reaches of the Big Bend’s Mighty Rio Grande

Photographer Laurence Parent captures the rugged splendor of the Lower Canyons Read More »

A Guide to Texas’ Many Spring-Fed Pools

A Guide to Texas’ Many Spring-Fed Pools

Forever Cool in a Spring-Fed Pool From Barton Springs to Balmorhea, Texas has more spring-fed swimming ... Read More »

In Search of Texas’ Half-Forgotten Rivers

In Search of Texas’ Half-Forgotten Rivers

In Search of Half-Forgotten Rivers by Michael Barnes and Joe Starr | photographs by Erich Schlegel A mission Read More »

Shhh … This Just Might Be the Prettiest Body of Water in Texas

Shhh … This Just Might Be the Prettiest Body of Water in Texas

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The Frio is Chilly but That’s the Point

The Frio is Chilly but That’s the Point

Dip a toe in the blue-green swirls of the Frio River and brace for the shiver that’s sure to ripple up your ... Read More »

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