Texas Conservationists Want to Keep the ‘Wilderness’ in Big Bend National Park

Texas Conservationists Want to Keep the ‘Wilderness’ in Big Bend National Park

Ask fans of Big Bend National Park about their favorite qualities of the rugged West Texas expanse, and you’ll get a common answer: the untainted desert mountain scenery.

Editor’s Note: A letter to our readers

Editor’s Note: A letter to our readers

Dear readers,
Normally this time of year is a busy one for travel throughout the state—families make a beeline for their favorite stretch of coast for spring break, roadtrippers plot out the best routes to take in the bounty of seasonal wildflowers, and adventurers head out to West Texas to hike in the Big Bend.

The Alamo Bootleg Delves into Lesser-Known Stories of the Most Famous Battle of the Texas Revolution

The Alamo Bootleg Delves into Lesser-Known Stories of the Most Famous Battle of the Texas Revolution

The Alamo Bootleg, a concept album slated for July release, features country singers Charley Pride and Robert Ellis excavating Alamo stories new and old.

Musical Savant T Bone Burnett Stakes His Claim to Fort Worth

Musical Savant T Bone Burnett Stakes His Claim to Fort Worth

The City of Fort Worth has bestowed upon St. Louis Avenue the honorary name T Bone Burnett Boulevard, after the iconic music producer behind the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Fixer Upper Stars Chip and Joanna Gaines Unveil Plans to Open Downtown Waco Hotel

Fixer Upper Stars Chip and Joanna Gaines Unveil Plans to Open Downtown Waco Hotel

Chip and Joanna Gaines are planning to build on their Waco empire with a new historic hotel.

After a Freeze Scare, Texas Peach Season is Almost Ready—and Plentiful

After a Freeze Scare, Texas Peach Season is Almost Ready—and Plentiful

Breaking news from Texas Peach Country: This year’s harvest is poised to be plentiful.

“Oh yeah, there are lots of peaches out there—a lot more than I thought there would be,” says Gary Hutton of Hutton Farms west of Weatherford, referring to the hard freeze that occurred in early March of this year. “They pulled through.” he says. “I’ve got some as big as my thumb.”

San Angelo Doing a ‘Big Happy Dance’ as Lakes Refill After Drought

San Angelo Doing a ‘Big Happy Dance’ as Lakes Refill After Drought

San Angelo is ready to reclaim its title as the oasis of West Texas. Following a banner rainfall of 34 inches in 2018, the in or near the city have risen to levels not seen since the 1990s.

Texas Highways Managing Editor Among New Members of the Texas Institute of Letters

Texas Highways Managing Editor Among New Members of the Texas Institute of Letters

The Texas Institute of Letters has spent the past eight decades recognizing the state’s literary achievements. Lone Star pride hit fever pitch in 1936. Amid statewide celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Texas Revolution, statues, monuments, and commemorative museums were going up everywhere from Huntsville to Alpine and Corpus Christi to Lubbock.

Fort Worth Makes List of ‘Underappreciated’ Cities to Visit

Fort Worth Makes List of ‘Underappreciated’ Cities to Visit

We wouldn’t exactly call Fort Worth “underappreciated.” With its cowboy culture and world-class museums, hotels, and other urban attractions, the state’s fifth-largest city has long been a top destination for Texans looking to cut loose (See 20 Things to Do: Fort Worth).

Find Relics of Rural Justice in Guidebook to Texas’ Tiny Jails

Find Relics of Rural Justice in Guidebook to Texas’ Tiny Jails

Long before the tiny home craze, Texas was home to an abundance of tiny jails. A night in the slammer was never meant to be a lot of fun—but you really didn’t want to find yourself in a Lone Star lockup more than a century ago, as evidenced by the new book The Texas Calaboose and Other Forgotten Jails by Bryan-based archeologist William E. Moore.

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Announces its 2019 Concert Lineup

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Announces its 2019 Concert Lineup

Dust off your favorite pair of cowboy boots because the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is back Feb. 7-24. The event, which was established in 1949 and brings 2 million visitors to the AT&T Center every year, has released a live music lineup packed with country music stars and other national entertainers.

Submit Your Texas Travel-Themed Videos for the 2019 Thin Line Fest

Submit Your Texas Travel-Themed Videos for the 2019 Thin Line Fest

Enter the True Texas Travel Experience category, sponsored by Texas Highways magazine, as part of the 12th Annual Thin Line Fest. Thin Line, Texas’ international documentary film festival, is held in Denton from April 10-14, 2019.

So grab your camera (a cell phone will do) and produce a Texas travel-themed video (up to 5 minutes). Keep your eye on the True Texas prize. The winning entry, as well as a selection of finalists, will be screened at Thin Line, and also will be featured here on texashighways.com.

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