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Brave the Cold(ish) Waters at a New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge

December 28, 2023 | By Omar L. Gallaga

Sometime after 10 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Mayor Greg Bisso of Surfside Beach is going to be cold and wet—on purpose.

The Fate of Jacob’s Well Remains Uncertain

June 27, 2023 | By Ian Dille

Cool Off This Summer at Upgraded Community Pools Around the Lone Star State

June 9, 2023 | By Chris Collins

The residents of Cedar Hill, a town of 49,000 on the southern tip of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, were treated to a wet and wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

Fall Really Does Happen in Texas – You Just Have to Know Where to Look

September 23, 2019 | By

Mother Nature’s autumnal coloration of leaves before she applies her cruel winter grip is a visual gift typically associated with areas of the country that actually experience four distinct seasons. In Texas, where for the most part it’s oppressively hot and dry in September and October, green can abruptly give way to brown, without displaying even a hint of the kaleidoscope of oranges, reds, and yellows typical of a postcard New England fall. There are hidden pockets of the state, however, where the trees, beneficiaries of just the right weather conditions, offer one final, dramatic blush. Follow our photographers to these special places for some of the best foliage in the state—from the Nolan River in North Texas and Garner State Park in the Hill Country, to the Canadian River in the Panhandle and Guadalupe Mountains
National Park in West Texas.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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