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A Road Trip Through Cormac McCarthy’s Texas

June 15, 2023 | By Thom Denton

With the sad news of the passing of a literary giant Tuesday, the question was begged, “Has there ever been a writer more closely associated with Texas than Cormac McCarthy?

140 Years Ago, Judge Roy Bean Became the “Law West of the Pecos”

August 2, 2022 | By Gene Fowler

The Daytripper’s Top 5 in Comstock

January 29, 2019 | By Chet Garner

There are places in the far reaches of Texas where few dare to travel, which is exactly what attracted me to western Val Verde County. It’s a rugged land where the jackrabbits far outnumber the people. A place where the tales are tall, the canyons are deep, and the mysteries are even deeper. If you find yourself trippin’ to the edge of Texas, don’t miss these stops.

On the West Texas Frontier, Judge Roy Bean Doled Out Justice as the ‘Law West of the Pecos’

October 24, 2018 | By

Perched on a dusty ridge overlooking the Rio Grande, the tiny town of Langtry lies in the thick of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands, about 60 miles west of Del Rio. Langtry sprang up in 1882 as a railroad camp during the construction of the Southern Pacific line. Among the profiteers following the railroad was Roy Bean, a tent-saloon operator who became Langtry’s justice of the peace.

Judge Roy Bean: The Law, the Lies, and Lillie

January 1, 2000 | By Gene Fowler

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

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