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Visitors headed to Galveston are often motivated to grab the sunscreen and hit the beach. Why not?
Every fall, tens of thousands of birds migrate south through Texas in search of warmer climates for the winter.
At one point in 2007, I found myself between jobs and needing to come up with my half of the rent for the apartment I shared with my then-boyfriend, now husband.
One of the things I most eagerly anticipated about moving into my new home on the lower San Bernard River was that finally, after many long years, I would have the opportunity to safely hang a bird feeder.
Marfa residents have grown accustomed to the unexplained lights that flicker out in the desert off of US 90, about 9 miles east of their small West Texas town.
Traces of Texas reader Angie Bownds shared this remarkable 1910 photo of Galloway’s “Little Gem Confectionery & Ice Cream Parlor” on 4th Street between Sullivan and Patricio in Skidmore.
Going Green in the Desert: Terlingua’s Sustainability Festival Highlights Green Living and Dark Skies
Held Oct. 26-27 at Terlingua Ghost Town, the 11th annual Terlingua Green Scene Sustainability Festival will feature a theme of “Save our Stars” and demonstrations on reducing light pollution
BIG BEND National Park can be intimidating. Countless photographs behold the region’s undeniable grandeur, its spectacular amalgam of desert, mountain, river, and sky. But the images also convey vast emptiness—16th-century Spanish explorers dubbed this territory el despoblado, “the uninhabited.” And those scenic photos often overlook the granular details, where scorpions, thorns, snakes, sunburns, and blisters reside. So it’s understandable when the uninitiated knit their brows at the thought of Big Bend, weighing a vacation experience against fears of a survival exercise in the Chihuahuan Desert borderlands.
True Texas football fans we are.
We stand in lines, endure the swelter of early-season day games, and pay top dollar in donations and seat licenses to cheer our college and pro teams. We turn out to watch the local boys play under Friday-night lights, whether on six-man squads with bleachers set up next to pastures or suburban dynasties in multimillion-dollar stadiums.