Written by Matt Joyce
Exploring new territory by canoe or kayak is different than other modes of travel. Thereâ€™s a serenity to gliding quietly through the water, less likely to startle wildlife. And the perspective is unique, lower than hiking trails or roads.
With the recent reopening of the Hotel Settles in Big Spring, I couldnâ€™t help but wonder about the viability of such a hotel in the remote West Texas town.
If youâ€™ve driven through Big Spring in the past few weeks, you probably noticed the red neon Hotel Settles sign, shining like a beacon over the city and the surrounding West Texas plains.
The renovation of the Briscoe-Garner Museum in Uvalde hit a rough patch recently when a fire broke out in the historic home.
Big Bend National Park's plan to re-open the Boquillas border crossing to Mexico is still pending, nearly two years after the park proposed the idea.
The Boquillas border crossing in Big Bend National Park is set to re-open.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Friday that the crossing will open 30 days after its final ruling is published. A precise date wasnâ€™t immediately available.
The federal government closed the Boquillas crossing of the Rio Grande in 2002 in the aftermath of 9/11.
One of the oldest tourism destinations in West Texas is up for sale.
Rock hounds have been making pilgrimages to the Woodward Ranch since the 1930, and still do, to hunt for agates and gemstones on the 2,200-acre patch of prairies, mesas, and mountains, about 16 miles south of Alpine.
The Super Bowl is heading back to Houston—Super Bowl LI, to be exact.
One of Texas' biggest zydeco trail rides is coming up this weekend in Beaumont at the Bill Pickett Trail Riders 9th Annual Trail Ride, Zydeco Festival & Rodeo.
Here's another example of the enduring appeal of "retro." There's a new drive-in movie theater scheduled to open adjacent to downtown Fort Worth this spring.
The Coyote Drive-In is building a 20-acre complex in the Trinity Uptown neighborhood, across the river from downtown. Two of the three screens will be six stories tall (that's relatively big), and the complex will accommodate up to 1,300 cars. Audio will be broadcast on an FM radio signal.
Itâ€™s hard to believe itâ€™s been 27 years since musicians like Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Fabulous Thunderbirds started showing up on TV and radio with songs to discourage littering as part of the Donâ€™t mess with Texas campaign.
The campaign was a big success and grew into a household slogan in Texas, and even beyond. But at the same time, the stateâ€™s population has grown (at a pace of 1,000 people per day currently), and a younger generation of Texans doesnâ€™t necessarily relate the slogan with its anti-littering message.