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South Llano River State Park, a Treasured Hill Country Haven, is Getting a New Headquarters and Bridge

South Llano River State Park, a Treasured Hill Country Haven, is Getting a New Headquarters and Bridge

South Llano River State Park, a former goat and sheep ranch that’s now a beloved outdoors playground on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, is getting a new headquarters building, new low-water crossing bridge, and an amphitheater.

Editor’s Note: Treasure Island

Editor’s Note: Treasure Island

While many beach towns across the country can become indistinguishable in our minds, there’s no place quite like Galveston.

Take an Expert-Guided Tour of Galveston Architectural Treasures (Minus the Walking) During the Online Historic Homes Tour

Take an Expert-Guided Tour of Galveston Architectural Treasures (Minus the Walking) During the Online Historic Homes Tour

For more than 80 years, the William and Mary Margaret Moody III House has been hiding in plain sight on Galveston’s Avenue T—a surprise considering the 1938 home fills almost an entire block in a city known for its obsession with historical architecture.

Historical Treasures Await on This Rarely Traveled Stretch of Big Bend’s River Road

Historical Treasures Await on This Rarely Traveled Stretch of Big Bend’s River Road

Drive west along Farm-to-Market Road 170 from the border town of Presidio, leaving all convenience stores and gas stations behind, and you’ll travel two slim lanes of humped, serpentine blacktop, its edges collapsing like desert crust. The road’s convolutions mirror the Rio Grande to the left but after just a few miles, the river’s water diminishes, occasionally disappearing altogether. In its place, dense mesquite thickets and catclaw thrive along its dry bed, a thorny border wall of its own making.

In the Instagram Age, Posting Responsibly to Protect Natural Treasures

In the Instagram Age, Posting Responsibly to Protect Natural Treasures

Instagram kindles wanderlust for millions around the globe, but it’s also increasingly denounced for spurring a bevy of bad behaviors in parks and natural environments.

Visitors from a Distant Sea Bring Tiny Treasures to Texas Beaches

Visitors from a Distant Sea Bring Tiny Treasures to Texas Beaches

Small quantities of a seaweed called sargassum wash ashore all year long. But every few years, beginning in April, the sargassum arrives en masse—a deluge of amber-colored stems, leaves, and tiny gas bladders that help the plants stay afloat (and pop when squeezed). This relatively unpredictable event seems to occur after huge blooms of sargassum in the Atlantic Ocean, some 2,000 or more miles away. While piles of sargassum might hinder swimming and sunbathing, they also provide opportunities for families and other beachcombers to find seahorses, strange shrimp, and other tiny creatures that hopped a ride to Texas.

Bayou Bend a Hidden Treasure from Houston’s Past

Bayou Bend a Hidden Treasure from Houston’s Past

Bayou Bend stands apart in Houston’s famously non-zoned cityscape. The pink stucco mansion and estate—now known as Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens—sprawls across 14 acres near Buffalo Bayou, in the old-money neighborhood of River Oaks.

Phil Collins to donate Alamo treasures to Texas

English rock star Phil Collins, a dedicated Alamo history buff, is donating his treasure trove of Alamo Battle and Texas Revoluation artifacts to the State of Texas, the Texas General Land Office has announced. 

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