Birding at High Island

April 21, 2018 | By


If you’re intrigued by the idea of goin’ crabbin’ on the Texas coast (see page 20 of the print issue for the full story), think about this: The same crabs and marshland wildlife that attract thousands of visitors to Bolivar Peninsula also lure many migratory bird species.

George Ranch Historical Park

April 21, 2018 | By

George Ranch Historical Park is in Fort Bend County, about 9 miles southeast of Richmond and 25 miles southwest of Houston.

Flights of Fancy

December 1, 2010 | By E. Dan Klepper

South Texas offers the best birding opportunities in the state. Hundreds of species pass through the region during their seasonal migrations, making South Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley in particular, a great spring and fall destination for birding enthusiasts. 

All Access Pass

August 1, 2010 | By Jane Sumner

Between the day he became president in November 1963, and the day he left the White House five years later, Lyndon Johnson returned to the Hill Country 74 times.

Independence Day in Belton

June 15, 2010 | By Marty Lange

Belton knows how to throw a birthday party for America. The celebration starts with a barbecue at Yettie Polk Park on Wednesday, June 30, followed by Rodeo Belton at the Bell County Expo Center July 1-3; a carnival runs concurrently at Confederate Park.

Presenting the Presidio

June 15, 2010 | By Nola McKey

It’s a new day for the Presidio La Bahía, a National Historic Landmark near Goliad. Despite the Presidio’s importance—historians consider it the world’s finest example of a Spanish frontier fort—the site has lacked the resources to showcase its rich history until recently.

Wild About the Springs

June 15, 2010 | By Marty Lange

Water, water everywhere. The Central Texas community of Lampasas boasts Hancock, Hanna, and Cooper springs and hundreds of other smaller springs, not to mention Sulphur Creek, which runs through town.

Green Thinking: Planet-friendly destinations

March 23, 2010 | By Helen Bryant

As travelers strive to tread more lightly on the planet, more and more hotels, resorts, restaurants, parks, and attractions are plotting their course on the green map, going the extra mile to consume less and conserve more.

Top Tables: La Diosa Cellars

February 26, 2009 | By Henry Chappell

On a perfect October evening in Lubbock, I sit enjoying a glass of viognier while watching members of Chris Crow and the Cat’s Pajamas lug amplifiers and instruments through the garage door at La Diosa Cellars, a romantic bistro-winery.

Spotlight on Bastrop

February 25, 2009 | By

Bastrop had been on my mind since last fall, when I spent a couple of hours poking around the picturesque downtown, which nestles against the banks of the Colorado River southeast of Austin.

For the Road: March 2009 Top Picks and Places

February 16, 2009 | By

Fair Game

The annual State Fair of Texas, held in Dallas every fall, probably has the market cornered on inventive fried-food concoctions; think of deep-fried Coke, deep-fried Oreos, and chicken-fried bacon.

February 2009 Top Picks and Places

February 1, 2009 | By

It’s a Picnic
In South Texas, even certain temperate days in February lend themselves to picnics.

Pesca on the River

February 1, 2009 | By Shermakaye Bass

San Antonio boasts a diverse culinary tradition, from the chili queens who began selling the iconic bowl of red here in the 1880s, to the debut of the Frito in the 1930s, after Frito-Lay founder Elmer Doolin purchased the recipe from a local café owner.

Spotlight on Texas Athletes

February 1, 2009 | By Marty Lange

It’s been almost a decade since I visited the splendid Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco.

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