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Desert Twinkle

A wide asphalt airstrip stretches 5,500 feet into the desert landscape toward a row of hills in the distance. I…

Exploring the Mesa de Anguila

When William Hennessy, a guide at Far Flung Outdoor Center in Terlingua, called me out of the blue with an…

An Eyeful of Industry

If you’ve ever driven across the Sidney Sherman Bridge in East Houston, you’ve likely taken notice of the incredible sweeping…

It’s a Keeper

While the Texas Hill Country and the Panhandle have grown popular for wine touring, I’m here to make a case…

Hidden Canyons of Big Bend

When most people think of canyons in the Big Bend, the large chasms come to mind: Santa Elena, Boquillas, Mariscal,…

Into the Light

I have wondered many times what it is about far West Texas that I find both uplifting and settling. Miles…

Daytripper: Mason

Texas is chock-full of mockingbirds (our state bird), pecan pies (our state pie), and armadillos (our state small mammal), but…

Eternal Value

National Park Ranger Marten Schmitz retrieves a palm-sized chunk of Alibates flint rock from the dried short-grass prairie. “Here’s a…

The Pulse of Port Arthur

For a music fan like me, one particularly good reason to visit Port Arthur is the blues-rock singer Janis Joplin.…

When dinosaurs (and mammoths) roamed

Curved tusks jut out of red sandy soil. Massive bones scatter around them in the prehistoric burial ground. These are…
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