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A New Dawn in the Davis Mountains

Dawn has just broken above the new Davis Mountains State Park wildlife-viewing station, an L-shaped timber and stucco structure with…

Lilo Goes West

Babs Rodriguez recalls her German mother-in-law’s Big Bend epiphanies. Here’s the full story from the February 2014 issue of Texas…

Gather 'Round

The cowboy rides in from the West,mulling stanzas, lines and words.Winter delivers a fleeting restfrom the fences, trenches and herds.…

Life Finds a Way: Ten Bits Ranch

As you approach Ten Bits Ranch Bed and Breakfast on a dusty road that bumps and swerves through slanted hills…

Lounging in Style

  Once you step into the Garza Furniture showroom, located along a nondescript side street just blocks from Marfa’s renovated…

Transformative Skies

In the Big Bend country of West Texas, a region composed of mountains, ocotillo flats, and grassy rangelands of the…

Fandangle!

Each time I visit the West Texas town of Albany, it seems that the locals mistake me for a resident.…

Child in the Wild

We camped near a dry creek bed in Davis Mountains State Park, my daughter Ursula tucked into her junior-sized sleeping…

Galaxy Quest

The summit of Mount Locke, home to McDonald Observatory, pokes into a particularly isolated patch of the rural West Texas…

McDonald Observatory Telescopes

The McDonald Observatory has nine primary research telescopes with varying capabilities and purposes. Here’s a look at some of facility’s…

Davis Mountains Scenic Loop

From a distance, West Texas’ Davis Mountains float above the Chihuahuan Desert like a smoky mirage. Formed millions of years…
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