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West Texans Rally to Save a Sacred Lipan Apache Cemetery

July 5, 2023 | By Sarah Vasquez

Growing up, Christina Hernandez spent the summer with her grandparents in the West Texas border town of Presidio, 60 miles south of Marfa.

My Hometown: Presidio Has Been a Frontier Crossroads For Centuries

June 30, 2022 | By Matt Joyce

Texas’ Route 67 Is Route 66 Without the Cheap Souvenirs

March 30, 2022 | By Matt Adams

Roughly 80,000 miles of highways crisscross Texas, but few roads in this state, if any, are as beautiful or as enjoyable to drive as US 67.

The International Presidio Drag Strip Is Back With the Need for Speed

January 28, 2021 | By J.D. Garcia

Along the banks of the Rio Grande lies Presidio, an unassuming, sleepy border town inhabited by cattle ranchers and Border Patrol agents.

How 10 Small Towns In Texas Have Adapted and Flourished

July 30, 2020 | By Clayton Maxwell and Joe Nick Patoski

For Presidio, the ‘Middle of Nowhere’ Is a Fine Place to Be

March 29, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell

Big Bend wanderers, celebrities drifting down from Marfa, and other end-of-the-liners have officially discovered the border town of Presidio. They’re late by about eight centuries, though: People have lived for so long at the confluence of the Rio Grande and the Rio Conchos that the valley surrounding Presidio is thought to be the oldest continually cultivated farmland in Texas, if not the United States.

“It’s funny,” says John Ferguson, the mayor of this dusty town 60 miles south of Marfa. “Presidio is the oldest town anywhere in the entire Big Bend area, but so little of our history is truly known, even to those of us who live right here on top of it.”

Presenting the Presidio

June 15, 2010 | By Nola McKey

It’s a new day for the Presidio La Bahía, a National Historic Landmark near Goliad. Despite the Presidio’s importance—historians consider it the world’s finest example of a Spanish frontier fort—the site has lacked the resources to showcase its rich history until recently.

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

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