Editor’s Note: Trailblazers

March 26, 2024 | By

Inspiring travel is Texas Highways’ lodestar. But within that broader mission, there has been a lot of room for nuance in our coverage over the decades, spanning the state’s history, culture, and distinctive character.

Travel Back in Time to Prehistoric Texas

March 26, 2024 | By

Did Texas Have a Jurassic Era? Plesiosaur Fossils Found in West Texas Say Yes

July 11, 2023 | By Asher Elbein

Approximately 150 million years ago, a toothy marine reptile swam through the Texas seas. When it died, it drifted to the bottom, where scavengers feasted and silt covered its bones.

Find Dinosaur Tracks and Ax-Throwing on a Weekend Getaway to Glen Rose

June 30, 2022 | By Kathryn Jones

The Alamosaurus Dwarfs Everything Else at the Perot Museum

November 24, 2021 | By Asher Elbein

Big Bend Fossils Reveal New Dinosaur Species

July 17, 2019 | By Anna-Kay Reeves

Recent research reveals that fossils found in Big Bend National Park 35 years ago belong to an entirely new species of duck-billed dinosaur.

Fossils Tell a Story of Vanished Worlds in Big Bend National Park

January 29, 2019 | By Asher Elbein

The northbound road through Big Bend National Park winds between scab-colored volcanic hills and the baking white flats of the Chihuahuan Desert. During the day, little moves out here but the wind; the heat presses down heavy and hard on the rock shelves. The landscape feels frozen, dry, and dead. In a word, timeless.

Big Bend National Park Fossil Discovery Exhibit Grand Opening

November 7, 2016 | By

Big Bend National Park contains a fascinating collection of fossils. For a long time, the park had no specialized display to provide information to visitors.

When dinosaurs (and mammoths) roamed

December 12, 2014 | By Kathryn Jones

Curved tusks jut out of red sandy soil. Massive bones scatter around them in the prehistoric burial ground.

The Dinosaur Highway

June 1, 2009 | By Laurie E. Jasinski

A teenager’s chance discovery 100 years ago in Somervell County caused a stir among locals and eventually drew the attention of scientists around the world.

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