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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…

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,…

Dive In!

Under water, light behaves differently; colors sparkle, then fade. Sounds magnify and distort. Liquid cradles a body accustomed to mere…

Dive In!: Balmorhea State Park

I first met the clear, bracing waters of Balmorhea’s swimming pool on a family vacation decades ago. Wading far into…

Beat the Heat in West Texas

Whew-ee, it's a scorcher. Come August, I always feel sorry for those newcomers who moved to Texas from more temperate…

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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