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New plate pays for parks

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has introduced its first new conservation-themed specialty license plate design in a more than…

Doin’ Fine in Alpine

Sunday mornings in the West Texas town of Alpine are remarkably quiet for a community with a population of around…

Scenic Route: Feb. 2014

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

Big Bend Events You Won't Want to Miss

Don’t let the still, ancient expanses of the Chihuahuan Desert fool you—there’s a lot happening out here, from cultured art…

Artisans of Big Bend

The Texas landscape has often served as both origin and inspiration for the creative mind. The stark, windswept plains of…

Desert Awakening

La Posada Milagro Guesthouse and Casitas, an eclectic restoration of historic stone architecture located in the Big Bend ghost town…

Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations

Last fall, we asked Texas Highways readers to share their favorite places in the state for our Texas Top-40 Travel…

Big Bend Winterland

The approach of a Texas winter brings with it mesquite smoke above Hill Country chimneys, migrating sandhill cranes over the…

Hot Springs Eternal

The Boquillas Hot Springs, a collection of 105-degree springs located along both sides of the Rio Grande in Big Bend…

Paddling the Rio Grande

My family has made a number of trips to Big Bend National Park over the past 30 years, driving the…

Life Returns to the Chisos High Country

With pleasant late-September temperatures and a picture-perfect blue sky overhead, I shrugged on a backpack loaded with overnight gear and…

Toasting Big Bend

As a longtime Texan and adventuresome traveler, I’ve enjoyed a long fascination with the Chihuahuan Desert region of far West…
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