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More: East Texas Original Howard Peacock

Howard Peacock's dedication to the Thicket movement earned him the nickname 'Tush Hog,' defined as 'the meanest old rooter of the woods.'

Howard Peacock—man of letters, avowed tree hugger, friend of the Big Thicket (Photo by Randy Mallory)

For decades, Texas Highways has published more than 100 of Howard Peacock’s articles on nature, culture, food, and history—topics he covered elsewhere as well in a half-century of freelance writing. Here are a few: 

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