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Texas A&M Forest Service Branches Out by Hosting “Forest Bathing” Events

Texas A&M Forest Service Branches Out by Hosting “Forest Bathing” Events

Based on a Japanese practice, the Texas Forest Service sets out to prove communing with nature can lead to increased happiness. Read More »

Mission Tejas State Park

Mission Tejas State Park

Mission Tejas, a sleepy spot tucked away deep in the Piney Woods, honors a nearby site where Spain attempted to maintain its territorial claims in East Texas. In 1690, in an effort to limit French incursions and to convert native tribes to Christianity, Captain Alonso de León led an expedition to establish the first mission in the province of Texas near the Neches River. Smallpox, drought, and cultural clashes led to the mission’s abandonment only four years later. The mission was re-established and abandoned two more times in the following years. By 1730, the Spanish had abandoned the mission for good. Read More »

Hail to the Boys of the CCC

Hail to the Boys of the CCC

When I was a child, Texas’ state parks were beloved vacation destinations. I became intimately familiar with ... Read More »

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