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Let It Flow: The Return of Comanche Springs

January 22, 2020 | By Joe Nick Patoski

The return of Comanche Springs in Fort Stockton, the “Spring City of Texas,” is prompting conservationists to incentivize landowners to curb their irrigation practices in hopes of restoring the springs to a year-round flow.

Finding Fort Stockton

February 6, 2015 | By Dale Weisman

For decades, I’ve passed through Fort Stockton on countless road trips out west, stopping for gas and great Tex-Mex—and to pay homage to the town’s super-sized roadrunner mascot, Paisano Pete.

Wild West Wine Bar

January 16, 2015 | By

Imagine yourself in Fort Stockton’s adobe Grey Mule Saloon, around 1894. Sidle up to the bar and order a shot of whiskey, but keep an eye out for trouble while you imbibe. Cowboys, sodbusters, and hot-headed gunslingers—drinking, smoking, cussing, gambling, and spoiling for a fight—pack this Wild West saloon.

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