Embrace a New Year Full of Adventure

We’re at the front end of 366 days of possibilities—a brand new (leap) year ripe with the potential for adventure. Getting...

A Day Trip on El Paso’s Mission Trail Reveals a Multicultural History

  As a longtime resident of New Mexico, I’ve often heard about the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, when the Pueblo Indians drove the Spanish, under...

Babe’s Beach Dedicated

School’s out. The sun’s out. So the timing is right as Galveston unveils a new beach area – Babe’s Beach – which gives visitors much more...

By Spreading the Word, Town Crier ‘Megaphone Myers’ Became a Beloved Part of San Antonio

“Ladee-eez ’nd Jumpm’n,” bellowed San Antonio’s beloved town crier, Julius Myers, as reported in a 1920 issue of American Magazine. “Don't...

On Top of the World at Big Bend National Park

The air is rare at the top of Big Bend National Park, an 800,000-acre expanse of towering mesas and deep river canyons on the U.S.-Mexico...

Ten parks. One day.

Ten state parks in one day? It’s not entirely impossible. Park it! Texas State Park Roundup is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 4, 2016 at the...

Artomobiles!

On a sunny day last May, the bustle of traffic along Houston’s Allen Parkway momentarily slowed to a crawl comprised of fancifully...

Curl Up in Cat Spring

Cat Spring must have seemed like a dream come true for the German immigrants who settled the community in the 1830s. Publicized in Central...

Editor’s Note: Rooms With a View

When describing life on “the Mountain” at McDonald Observatory, employees of the West Texas astronomical research facility aren’t afraid...

Return to the Guadalupes

I got to know the Guadalupe Mountains as a child in the 1970s, when my dad was a park ranger at nearby Carlsbad Caverns National Park in...

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