lyndon b johnson state park & historic site

Jan. 20 Marks 50 Years Since LBJ’s Return to Texas

January 18, 2019 | By John Lumpkin

Fifty years ago this Sunday, a crowd gathered at Austin’s Bergstrom Air Force Base with handwritten signs displaying messages like “Nation’s Loss is Texas’ Gain!” The University of Texas Longhorn band played as Director Vincent DiNino waved his baton in the chilly air. 

A Trip Down the Pedernales River Is Filled with Family Fun and Local Heritage

June 28, 2018 | By Daniel Blue Tyx

Rising from crystalline springs west of Fredericksburg, the Pedernales River meanders just 106 miles through the Hill Country before emptying into Lake Travis. Yet within its short course, the river crosses a multitude of landscapes, from rolling ranchland to steep limestone canyons. Each topography in turn has its own story to tell, from 10,000-year-old artifacts to hardscrabble German settlements and the birthplace of the nation’s 36th president.

Bicycle the Texas Hill Country with Texas Bike Tours

December 13, 2017 | By Melissa Gaskill

The narrow Hill Country road drops toward a low bridge over a small creek. I coast on my bicycle, faster than I ever have before, scanning the pavement in front of me for potholes, tires humming, the wind blowing in my face.

The Dirt on the Soap

October 14, 2016 | By Cynthia J. Drake

It’s 9 a.m. on a Saturday, and most of the farm chores have already been done.

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