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Swimming Holes

Our bodies are mostly water. Our primordial ancestors lived in it. Science tells us that looking at it lowers stress.…

All Wet!: Nueces River, Cooksey County Park

Clear springs flowing from the ground in northern Real County join with a second fork to the west and become…

All Wet!: Hancock Springs, Lampasas

Under the light of the full August moon, tall shade trees throw shadows on the grass around Hancock pool, its…

All Wet!: Blue Hole, Georgetown

This swimming hole lies just a few blocks from the quaint town square. A low dam on the South Fork…

All Wet!: San Solomon Springs, Balmorhea State Park

Standing on the high dive—one of few left these days—I can see the bottom of this 25-foot-deep pool through water…

All Wet! Barton Springs, Austin

This three-acre, 1,000-foot-long swimming hole beats as the literal and metaphorical heart of Austin. Ten to 80 million gallons of…

The Big Splash: Texas Swimming Holes

It’s Texas, and it is too darned hot! While the A/C offered in an office building might suffice for some,…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Wimberley

There’s a town in the Hill Country that calls itself “a little piece of heaven.”  Feeling the need to transcend…

Summer

Summer's here, and here are sure clues: Long shadows and fireflies. Smokin’ barbecue grills and tinkling ice cubes in tall…

Chill Out in Texas Swimming Holes

What do Texas Highways editors dream of on a torrid summer day? A dip in nearby Barton Springs, of course! Fed daily by some…
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