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Go Wild for New Texas Nature Documentary Narrated by Matthew McConaughey

Go Wild for New Texas Nature Documentary Narrated by Matthew McConaughey

Watch out, David Attenborough. As we see in Texas’ first feature length natural history film, the smooth Texas twang that Matthew McConaughey utilizes so well for Lincoln commercials is ideally suited to narrate captivating nature scenes, too.

The Texas-Size Grandeur of Ben Masters’ Wildlife Documentaries

The Texas-Size Grandeur of Ben Masters’ Wildlife Documentaries

Ben Masters makes films celebrating the wilderness of Texas, propelled by riveting scenes of adventure and cinematic grandeur.

Tracking Elusive Mountain Lions in the Mountains of West Texas

Tracking Elusive Mountain Lions in the Mountains of West Texas

The cat has been gone for hours by the time Bert Geary comes upon the footprint. He sees it as our utility-terrain vehicle bounces over a rough ridgeline trail, the wind gusting over golden grass, heavy and cool with incoming August rain. The tracks are perhaps 5 inches across, clear and distinct. “It’s too big to be a bobcat,” Geary says, swinging out of the vehicle to examine it. “I think that’s a mountain lion. Young one, too. Maybe 60 pounds.”

5 Texas Cities Where You Can Discover Your Inner Science Geek

5 Texas Cities Where You Can Discover Your Inner Science Geek

The Texas Gulf Coast, where the North American continent descends into the Gulf of Mexico’s salty waters, harbors a steamy mix of marshes, bays, beaches, and ocean. Over the years, scientific institutions and conservation groups gravitated to this rich environment to establish laboratories, preserves, rescues, and aquariums dedicated to studying and protecting its diversity of life. We know most travelers escape to the coast to while away time on the beach, but we also know that such experiences take on greater meaning with a little educational insight. Here we’ve put together a science-by-the-sea road trip—a syllabus for discovering the most scintillating of salty facts.

Splash into adventure with a Highland Lakes holiday

Splash into adventure with a Highland Lakes holiday

The Hill Country around Lake Buchanan and Inks Lake is one of my favorite parts of the world.

Biking with Birds

Biking with Birds

Not a half-hour into my daylong adventure, in the middle of a prairie of sea lavender and leatherleaf, I stopped my bike in wonder. A few dozen yards from the pavement, dozens of sandhill cranes comingled with a flock of ivory snow geese, completely ignoring my entrance into this unspoiled coastal scene.

Where Aloe is King

Where Aloe is King

Luxuriating in the tropically landscaped oasis of Hilltop Gardens, I feel sheltered from the world by palms, hibiscus, and birds of paradise.

The Fringe of Footwear

The Fringe of Footwear

Nevena Christi points to a label painted on a brick wall inside the El Paso workshop of Rocketbuster Handmade Custom Boots.

Galveston’s Moody Gardens

Galveston’s Moody Gardens

The three glass-and-metal pyramids of Galveston’s Moody Gardens have always been something of a mystery to me.

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