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Boerne Writer Finds Lessons and Comfort in Fly Fishing the Hill Country

December 14, 2020 | By Dan Oko

Reading Boerne-based author Steve Ramirez’s first book, Casting Forward, feels a lot like stepping into the refreshing Texas Hill Country rivers Ramirez visits in the book’s pages.

An Austin Birdwatcher Chronicles Her Quest for Winged Creatures in Cemeteries and Parking Lots

October 27, 2020 | By Dan Oko

It may come as a surprise that guidebook author Jennifer L. Bristol, a former park ranger and erstwhile coordinator of the Texas Children in Nature program, is not a lifelong birder.

Camping in Texas Means Being Ready for All Kinds of Weather

September 8, 2020 | By Dan Oko

We humans love to talk endlessly about the weather, and when it comes to icebreakers, it doesn’t matter whether you’re facing heat, cold, rain, or snow.

Take the Family Camping for a Fun Way to Make Lasting Memories

August 5, 2020 | By Dan Oko

Maybe your children can tell stories of playing cards in a soggy tent as raindrops popped against the nylon walls. Or maybe you remember being young yourself, roasting marshmallows and nestling into a cozy sleeping bag to watch the Milky Way wheel overhead. As anybody who’s gone on a family camping trip will attest, such experiences produce rich memories. And if you don’t have any yet, there’s no reason to miss out.

5 Great Texas Sports Moments to Relive on the Small Screen

April 17, 2020 | By Dan Oko

Given that sports fandom requires picking sides, there’s no way to make everybody happy with a list of the greatest Texas sports moments to revisit on the small screen.

UTEP Professor Takes Readers to the Top of Texas in Guadalupe Mountains History Book

December 18, 2019 | By Dan Oko

More than 10,000 years ago, Native Americans made camp along the towering flanks of the Guadalupe Mountains, a range that harbors Texas’ highest peak at nearly 9,000 feet.

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