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Boat and Fish the Friendliest Lake on the Texas-Mexico Border

November 28, 2018 | By E. Dan Klepper

The Texas badlands east of the Pecos River and along the state’s border with Mexico bristle in thorn-covered plateaus and jagged limestone canyons. But after spring rains, the country often reveals a softer side, blushing with Texas sage blooms. The sage grows on both sides of the Rio Grande, clinging to crevices, thriving among the flats, and populating the rocky shores of Amistad Reservoir, home to Amistad National Recreation Area and ground zero for the most important shared resource in badlands territory—water.

Lakes, Sweet Lakes

June 16, 2015 | By Dan Oko

Our Lakes, Our Lives: A tribute to the great lakes of Texas

Our Lakes, Our Lives

June 16, 2015 | By Larry D. Hodge

If you were born before 1950, you’re older than three-fourths of the lakes in Texas.

Dive In!

August 1, 2010 | By Melissa Gaskill

Under water, light behaves differently; colors sparkle, then fade. Sounds magnify and distort. Liquid cradles a body accustomed to mere air.

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