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Editor’s Note: River King

June 24, 2021 | By Emily Roberts Stone

For the third year in a row, writer-at-large Joe Nick Patoski is kicking off the warmest months of the year with an ode to one of Texas’ incomparable rivers.

A New Mom Reclaims Her Freedom on a Motorcycle Ride Through the Devil’s Backbone

January 28, 2021 | By Katie Gutierrez

Conservation Effort Preserves Scenic Hill Country Site Along the Blanco River

November 20, 2019 | By Melissa Gaskill

The Nature Conservancy and Hays County are purchasing 530 acres of the former El Rancho Cima Boy Scout Camp—a scenic Hill Country site along the sparkling Blanco River 18 miles west of San Marcos—with plans to manage the land as a nature park.

Say Hi to the Llamas When You Stay at This Historic Blanco River Ranch

March 28, 2019 | By Wes Ferguson

Despite the newness in the name, time seems to stand still at New Tracks, which is how David and Shyrle prefer it. “I often wish I had grown up in the 1800s,” says 85-year-old David, who remembers riding into the small town of Kyle as a child and finding dirt streets and hitching racks for horses in front of the general stores.

The Call of The River Brings Peace and a Sense of Nostalgia

July 17, 2018 | By Emily Roberts Stone, Executive Editor

There’s something about a river that evokes feelings of nostalgia. Perhaps it’s the tie to something ancient—the current that ripples over our feet carries the same water that sustained native tribes and beckoned early settlers to its shore.

Nine-river Day

April 18, 2017 | By Matt Joyce

There’s something about the summer solstice that inspires adventure. As the official start of summer and the longest day of the year, the solstice illuminates a world of possibility with more than 14 hours of daylight.

State Parks Recovering

May 28, 2015 | By

Read JUNE 11, 2015 UPDATE for State Park openings/closures
Even as more storms continue to hammer a rain-soaked state, communities and families are knee-deep in recovery efforts from the torrential Memorial Day Weekend storms.

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