Government Canyon State Natural Area in Bexar County has more than natural beauty on its side, it has natural history, too. In an area that was once the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico, 110-million-year-old dinosaur tracks, possibly the only known dinosaur footprints on public land, have been discovered.
Whether you’ve visited the San Antonio Missions, Texans know that, collectively, they are an undeniable Texas treasure. But truly, the missions deserve recognition of global proportions. More specifically, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage designation. If you agree, you have a role in making it so.
On Sept. 4, 2011, the October issue of Texas Highways was just reaching subscribers. The cover story was a tribute to the beauty of Bastrop State Park. Sadly, that very day, the park and surrounding areas suffered great damage as a wildfire swept through, affecting 96 percent of the park. Fortunately, it has been making great strides toward recovery.
Gone With the Wind, the film that grabbed America and never let go, turns 75 this year. The University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Center, which houses the largest collection of Gone With the Wind memorabilia in the world, will commemorate the film’s birthday with a 300-piece exhibition that opens Tuesday and runs through January 4.
The Houston Ship Channel turns 100 this November, and a festival this Saturday will celebrate the legacy and future of the massive 50-mile waterway that connects the Gulf of Mexico and the Port of Houston. The festival is one of several events organized by Promote Houston Ship Channel 2014 to recognize the Houston Ship Channel centennial.
The Clearfork Music Festival is back for its second year at Fort Worth’s Panther Island Pavilion outdoor venue this Labor Day Weekend.
The Dallas Museum of Art has a strong and diverse offering of exhibitions scheduled for the remainder of 2014. To help you plan your next trip to the museum, we’ve highlighted five current and upcoming exhibits that represent a variety of cultures from the 18th Century to today.