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Find Out Why This Region in Texas is Called the Big Empty

Some know it as the Rolling Plains. Others call it Cowboy Alley. A land of open road and enormous sky,…

Texas' Top Natural Wonders: Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon “You are driving along a seemingly endless road of flat and desolate landscape when all of a…

West Texas Book Festival

Designated the “Storybook Capital of Texas” by the Texas Legislature, Abilene is home to a robust literary culture and the…

Scenic Route: Windmill

A water-pumping windmill and electricity-generating wind turbines punctuate this amazing view near Vega as the sun sets.

Texas Grit: Dust Bowl Resources

Historians have studied the Dust Bowl era from many angles in the years since the infamous drought racked the Southern…

Postcards: All Aboard for Slaton

As a frequent traveler from Austin to Lubbock, I always look forward to the sweeping views of the Caprock Escarpment…

Odessa’s Stonehenge

Here it stands, where anyone walking out of Odessa’s Home Depot can see it across the road: Stonehenge. In West…
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