panhandle plains region

Four Wildflower-Focused Texas Road Trips (Plus Guaranteed Photo Ops)

February 12, 2018 | By Melissa Gaskill

At Texas Highways, we’ve learned a few things over the years about spring wildflowers in Texas: We have lots of them, many kinds, all over the place. We’ve learned this, too: Once Mother Nature shakes off winter’s chill, there’s no better way to celebrate the new season than with a wildflower-focused road trip.

Texas Highways Top 5 Most-Read Stories of 2017

December 27, 2017 | By

As 2017 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the 5 most-read stories of the year.

Cowboy Cloy

July 11, 2014 | By Rob Curran

If there were a rite of passage into the Texan tribe, surely it would be the 72-ounce steak challenge at The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo.

Almost.

February 24, 2014 | By Kathryn Jones

Bison graze just beyond the main road as we enter Caprock Canyons State Park northeast of Lubbock.

Texas Top 40 No. 40, Lubbock

December 31, 2013 | By

Those who take time to explore the “Hub City” will find a notable wine scene, thanks to the High Plains’ bounty of vineyards, an influential music scene, and a fascinating selection of museums.

Texas Grit: How the Dust Bowl Changed the Course of History in the Texas Panhandle

December 14, 2013 | By Matt Joyce

The view from High Lonesome Lane is remarkably empty. The narrow dirt road cuts through the southern High Plains, traversing the Rita Blanca National Grasslands in the northwest corner of the Texas Panhandle.

The Great, Grape Plains

October 18, 2013 | By Kathryn Jones

A  six-foot steel sculpture of a corkscrew marks the entrance to McPherson Cellars in downtown Lubbock.

Spirit of 66

March 1, 2010 | By June Naylor

Route 66 first enticed adventure-seekers on a transcontinental journey from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1926.

Youngblood’s Stockyard Cafe

January 17, 2010 | By June Naylor

At first glance, Youngblood’s Stockyard Café in Amarillo appears to be your everyday rural coffee shop.

Welcome to Quitaque

February 20, 2009 | By Joel Salcido

I’ve long been attracted to the ways of life in small towns. This photo feature on Quitaque, a Panhandle town about 40 miles east of I-27, between Amarillo and Lubbock, is the fifth in a series I’ve done for TH.

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