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Dive In!: Flower Gardens Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Roughly 110 miles from Freeport, I plunged six feet down from the M/V Fling, into the Gulf of Mexico to…

Dive In!: South Padre Island

On a diving trip this spring, I explored a ship’s observation wing and swam along its starboard navigation deck, stopping…

Dive In!: Lake Amistad National Recreation Area

Underwater cliffs and monster bass (up to 13 pounds) attract divers to this sizable reservoir straddling the U.S.-Mexico border near…

Voluntourism: Good times = Good Works

Volunteer While Seeing the SightsBy Melissa GaskillThe ferry bumped to a stop at the San José Island dock, and I…

Riding High at Dude Ranches

I’m back in the saddle again, riding a sure-footed horse along a rocky path that twists and bucks through cedar-strewn…

Postcards: A Wildlife Rendezvous

See related: Ship Shape and Independence Day in BeltonAt Fossil Rim Wildlife Center near Glen Rose, it's a wild, wild…

Some Like It Hot

While Texans usually make a beeline indoors (or to the nearest swimming hole) on sweltering summer days, some of our…

Weekender: Where the Birds Are

Black-chins, ruby-throats, painted buntings, and other wildlife delight guests at a B&B south of San Angelo At the Hummer House…

Postcards: The Caverns of Sonora

See related: All the Right NotesTexas’ spectacular show cave celebrates 50 years of tours Even though the fantastic geological formations…

Springs Odyssey

Springs feed the life force for humans (and other living things) throughout Texas, and  have done so ever since ……

No Stone Unturned

Rockhounds scour the state for the good stuffI must have rocks in my head to be out in the scorching…

Wild, Wild Life: The Art of Greg Lasley

Greg Lasley’s portraits of texas creatures give us a closer view of nature By John and Gloria Tveten Texas harbors…
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