Photographer Kenny Braun discovered Wes Cooksey Park in Uvalde County while on assignment for this month’s feature story about the Nueces River (Page 44). “A local recommended that I check it out,” said Braun, who is based in Austin, “and it was indeed a great place to hang out, swim, and take in the beauty.” Located just north of State Highway 55, the park sits on the Nueces where a dam forms a spring-fed lake. The photo “has kind of a surreal quality because of my location under the bridge and the unique view of the river,” he said. In the summer, this same spot is often packed with people swimming, tubing, and paddling.

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