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Farewell to a Fish: Once Found Only in the San Marcos River, the San Marcos Gambusia Has Gone Extinct

October 26, 2021 | By Melissa Gaskill

The last time someone saw a San Marcos gambusia was in 1983. Over the years since, biologists working to recover the tiny silver fish in the Edwards Aquifer kept searching—with no luck.

Camping with your Canine? 14 Tips to Ensure a Safe and Fun Adventure with Fido

August 6, 2020 | By Melissa Gaskill

Camping is made better with friends, including our four-legged ones. I spent many months camping and hiking with my good boy Max while researching a guide book, Best Hikes with Dogs: Texas Hill Country and Gulf Coast. Max, a 70-pound mutt, developed a fascination with armadillos, so I could always count on him to alert me to the presence of the nifty little critters. Without him, I never would have noticed them.

Warm Winter Brings Early Wildflower Bloom to Texas This Spring

March 5, 2020 | By Melissa Gaskill

Gas up the car, pack a picnic, and charge your camera: Texas is set for a beautiful wildflower season this spring.

Hunting for Haunted Galveston

September 10, 2013 | By Melissa Gaskill

The woman behind the registration desk at the Hotel Galvez glanced at the number as she handed me my keycard.

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

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