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Columbus Celebrates 200 Years of Small Town Charm

January 24, 2023 | By Stacey Swann

Texas Fishing 101: A Beginners Guide to the Freshwater Fisheries of Texas

October 20, 2021 | By Dan Oko

The numbers don’t lie. With nearly 7,000 named lakes in Texas and nearly 190,000 miles of river, not to mention stock tanks and ponds on private property, freshwater fishing in the state offers tons of fun and a lifetime of challenges.

Boaters Pose in Front of the Marble Falls Around 1900

June 24, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

Paddle Your Way to Beauty, Isolation, and Adventure on a Canoe Camping Trip

August 6, 2020 | By Pam LeBlanc

Earlier this summer, I strapped my aluminum canoe to the top of a friend’s truck and headed west to the Devils River.

Find Summer Bliss with a Spontaneous Trip to One of Texas’ Lesser-Known Destinations

June 30, 2019 | By Emily Roberts Stone, Executive Editor

When it comes to iconic Texas summer destinations, the early bird gets the worm, or in this case, the prime Garner State Park campsite. With the population of Texas continuing to grow by 1,000 people a day, some of the state’s most sought-after vacation spots are booked five months to a year in advance. But, luckily, there are plenty of equally enjoyable summer diversions for the more spontaneous-minded travelers.

Stories of Suffering and Salvation from Colonial Texas’ Western Edge

June 27, 2019 | By Matt Joyce

For the colonists who settled Texas, the Colorado River represented boundless potential—lands thick with alluvial soils, timber, and game. But as the edge of civilization, the Colorado also meant danger—a treacherous obstacle that was prone to flooding, deadly to cross, and a harbor for native tribes.

Battling Snakes, Rapids, Mud, Spiders, and Heat While Training for the Texas Water Safari

May 20, 2019 | By Pam LeBlanc

I can distinctly remember telling a friend a decade ago that I’d never compete in the Texas Water Safari, a grueling 260-mile paddling race from San Marcos to the coastal Texas town of Seadrift.

“Sounds horrible,” I said. Snakes, rapids, mud, spiders, heat, and sitting on a hard plastic canoe seat for two or three days? No thanks.

Find Everything from Fishing Tackle to Live Blues Music and Guest Cabins at the Bend General Store

June 26, 2018 | By Wes Ferguson

In the decade he operated Bad Bob’s, Fullerton nurtured a reputation for eccentricity and eclectic tastes. With steady business from anglers and Hill Country campers, he avoided the fate of so many of Texas’ old-time general stores that fell victim to declining rural populations and competition from chain stores. Plenty of mom-and-pop shops have cleared their shelves of quotidian wares like canned vegetables and rolls of toilet paper to make room for antiques and tchotchkes meant to tempt tourists. But Fullerton got by selling a little bit of everything from his modest cinder-block store: minnows and worms, groceries, coffee, hamburgers, children’s toys, fishing tackle, camping gear, and other stuff he’d accrued over time.

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.

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

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