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Editor’s Note: Flow Away

June 27, 2023 | By Emily Roberts Stone

The undercurrent of this month’s river stories is the tenuous stability of our beloved waterways. A combination of factors, including drought, population growth, and water rights issues, threatens the viability of some of the state’s most popular swimming holes and rivers.

Waco’s Historic Suspension Bridge Reopens After Getting a Fix-Up

April 20, 2023 | By Gene Fowler

When my mother’s family would journey to the big city of Waco from their home in Mexia back in the 1920s and ’30s, they would cross the Brazos River on the famous Waco Suspension Bridge.

“Between Two Rivers” Explores the Rivers of Texas In Poetry and Photographs

December 2, 2019 | By Pam LeBlanc

 
Two Texas Tech University educators—one a photographer, the other a poet—have collaborated to create a coffee table book highlighting some of the state’s most beautiful terrain.

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.

Find History and Romance on the Bridges of McLennan County

August 27, 2018 | By E. Dan Klepper

Despite its title, this story is not a parody of a famous novel with a similar name. It is about a love affair, however, one that endures between the people of Waco and their bridges. And this love story begins with a tortilla.

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