panhandle plains

A Lost Swimming Hole in the Panhandle Plains Holds Generations of Family Memories

December 29, 2022 | By Bobby Alemán

The Comanche Medicine Mounds Remain a Spiritual Refuge for the Storied Tribe

December 23, 2021 | By W.K. Stratton

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: The Panhandle in 1939

February 18, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

When Farm Security Administration photographer Dorothea Lange took this photo north of Amarillo in 1939, it was a (relatively) happy time for most Panhandle residents.

The Daytripper’s Top 5 in Wichita Falls

December 27, 2019 | By Chet Garner

Find Out Why This Region in Texas is Called the Big Empty

October 15, 2017 | By

Some know it as the Rolling Plains. Others call it Cowboy Alley. A land of open road and enormous sky, the Big Empty lies more or less north of Abilene and east of Lubbock.

Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Palo Duro Canyon

August 7, 2017 | By

Palo Duro Canyon
“You are driving along a seemingly endless road of flat and desolate landscape when all of a sudden Palo Duro Canyon appears like a desert mirage.

West Texas Book Festival

August 13, 2015 | By

Designated the “Storybook Capital of Texas” by the Texas Legislature, Abilene is home to a robust literary culture and the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature.

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