Everything You Need to Know Before Floating a Texas River

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How To Texas is a recurring column offering step-by-step instructions on how to be Texan.

Our Readers’ Favorite Stories from 2022

December 28, 2022 | By TH Staff

In a state as big and as unique as Texas, there’s always more to learn. This year, our readers loved stories about deep-rooted Texans, from historical legends to enduring communities to native species.

Generations of Texans Have Flocked to Concan for the Frio River and Neal’s Dining Room

April 28, 2022 | By Heather Brand

At Frio Cave, See Bats, Birds, and Beetles—Oh My!

June 17, 2019 | By By Karen Hoffman Blizzard

Each summer, 10 to 12 million Mexican free-tailed bats roost in this cave, making it the second-largest single-mammal colony in the world. The bats spend their winters in Mexico, and each spring, they migrate to Texas to establish “maternity” colonies. The females stay from about March through October and give birth to their babies in mid-June.

A Road Trip to Utopia, Complete with Wildflowers and the Rugged Wonders of the Hill Country

May 23, 2019 | By

Garner State Park, Lost Maples State Natural Area, and the surrounding Hill Country take you away from it all in the May edition of “A Piece of Texas” video series.

Find Huge Burgers and Chill Vibes at Hippie Chic’s River Shack Next to the Frio River

June 27, 2018 | By Paula Disbrowe

Rayann Shudde, left, and Terri Archer opened Hippie Chic’s River Shack near Garner State Park three years ago.When Terri Archer and Rayann Shudde purchased one and a half acres near Garner State Park in 2015, they intended to open a business renting out tubes for lazy floats on the Frio River in Concan. One day, their landscaper commented on the lack of good food in the area, Archer recalls: “He said he put himself through college flipping burgers out here and suggested we do the same.”

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

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