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Pick Gourd-geous Pumpkins at These Texas Patches

September 19, 2023 | By Mary Huber

A Firefly Expert Illuminates the Insect’s Upcoming Season

May 26, 2023 | By Asher Elbein

The Lone Star Gourd Festival Shows the Versatility of the Fruit

September 29, 2022 | By Sallie Lewis

For thousands of years, civilizations across the globe have used gourds in their daily lives. The plant is not only a popular food source, but throughout human history its versatile shell has been transformed into a multitude of goods, including musical instruments, containers, and drinking vessels.

6 Pumpkin Recipes to Try Now

November 13, 2020 | By June Naylor

Sure, pumpkin pie is tasty, but let’s not limit the bright-orange gourd to a brief appearance at the Thanksgiving table. As these Texas chefs and creators from top restaurants and tourist destinations prove with their innovative recipes, pumpkin can be spicy, savory, crunchy, and deep-fried, too.

A Golden Moment on the Guadalupe River

September 24, 2020 | By

Cabernet Grill’s Smoked Trout and Goat Cheese Rillettes Recipe

October 23, 2019 | By John Lumpkin

This appetizer from the Fredericksburg restaurant is perfect for a fall fête

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.

Medina’s Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch

September 18, 2017 | By Bob McCullough

As a young city slicker, I eagerly anticipated summer visits with my grandmother and other kinfolk in their tiny, two-gas-station town southwest of Fort Worth.

Smile for fall frolics

September 16, 2016 | By Helen Anders

Happy Halloween, boys and ghouls of all ages! The season of jack-o-lanterns, field mazes, spooky houses, trick-or-treating, and other fall frolics has returned.

Return to the Guadalupes

September 16, 2016 | By Laurence Parent

I got to know the Guadalupe Mountains as a child in the 1970s, when my dad was a park ranger at nearby Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico.

Favoring the Fall

October 13, 2015 | By Melissa Gaskill

A little more than 25 miles from where my feet tramped, a line of cars waited to enter Lost Maples State Natural Area, whose namesake trees blazed with red, yellow, and orange glory. But I had Hill Country State Natural Area pretty much to myself, and while no maples grow here, this rugged retreat offers a respectable display of fall color.

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