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Key Allegro Displays Hauntingly Beautiful Relics from Hurricane Harvey

June 4, 2018 | By

Along the Texas coast, telltale signs of past storms endure in the occasional skeletal remains of piers jutting into the Gulf and bays.
Until they are rebuilt, these structures on Key Allegro along Aransas Bay recall the impact of Hurricane Harvey, presenting a hauntingly beautiful scene in the wake of last August’s storm. Key Allegro—a resort community with residences, second homes, and rentals—is located on an approximately 200-acre island near the northernmost end of Broadway Street between Rockport and Fulton.

Dive into Classic Summer Activities at Daingerfield State Park

April 26, 2018 | By

Summer fun awaits at Daingerfield State Park, located a couple of miles southeast of the city of Daingerfield in Northeast Texas. The 507-acre park offers plenty of classic summer diversions from camping to swimming, fishing, hiking, dancing, canoeing, kayaking, and pedal boating.

Don’t Miss Independence Creek Preserve’s First Open Weekend This Year

March 19, 2018 | By

Independence Creek Preserve
30o 28′ 28.86″ N
101o 47′ 137.30″ W

An overlook at The Nature Conservancy’s Independence Creek Preserve in Terrell County reveals an awe-inspiring view of the spring-fed creek and surrounding terrain—a convergence of arid desert mesas, woodlands, and prairie grasses.

Finding Unique, Hidden Attractions on Route 66

February 14, 2018 | By

While not a typical destination, this weathered barn along the route east of Amarillo— now Farm-to-Market Road 2161—takes on a warm glow with photographer Clark Crenshaw’s addition of LED lighting. From Conway, head about 5 miles west along FM 2161 to find the deserted outbuilding along the south side right before the road curves toward Interstate 40. Visit for more information.

South Padre Island Gets in on the Spring Wildflower Show

February 14, 2018 | By

South Padre Island
26o 08′ 43.42″ N
97o 10′ 12.29″ W

Flowering railroad vine and morning clouds present a delightful display along sand dunes near Beach Access No.

Scenic Route: Lake Worth Frosty Falls

January 2, 2018 | By

Lake Worth Spillway in Fort Worth’s Marion Sansom Park creates a cascade on the West Fork of the Trinity River.

This Historic Haunt in Jefferson Serves Killer Burgers

October 9, 2017 | By Julie Stratton

If it is a Friday or Saturday night, after dinner, head northwest for a block on Austin Street to the corner of Austin and Vale streets for the Historic Jefferson Ghost Walk.

Scenic Route: Flying Colors at Enchanted Rock

August 15, 2017 | By

Eighteen miles north of Fredericksburg on Ranch Road 956, a 425-foot pink rock looms over the landscape.

Scenic Route: Peaceful Paddle

July 20, 2017 | By

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Scenic Route: Summer Sunrise

June 10, 2017 | By

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Scenic Route: Boots ‘n’ Barb

July 30, 2015 | By

For more information on nearby attractions, visit the Kerrville Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

Scenic Route: Port Aransas Marina

May 27, 2015 | By

The Port Aransas Marina—off Texas 361 by the ferry landing—offers a striking view of vessels docked at the Dennis Dryer Municipal Harbor.

Scenic Route: Harbor Bridge

April 13, 2015 | By

To find more information, visit the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau website,

Scenic Route: Turkey Bend Recreation Area

March 17, 2015 | By

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Scenic Route: Terry Hershey Park

February 13, 2015 | By

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Scenic Route: Chisos Mountains

January 6, 2015 | By

The Chisos Basin is home to a lodge, the park’s only restaurant, a visitor center, convenience store, and a trailhead for several mountain trails.

Scenic Route: Piney Woods

December 12, 2014 | By

For more information about Daingerfield State Park, visit
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Big Bend Country

February 1, 2014 | By

The main entrance roads to Big Bend National Park offer about 50 meandering miles of glorious scenery.

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