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All Wet!: Blue Hole, Wimberley

This tranquil pool on Cypress Creek first opened to the public in the 1920s. For several decades, it belonged to…

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!: Krause Springs, Spicewood

Lyle Lovett and Matthew McConaughey swam here. Robert Rodriguez filmed onsite. And countless families have created wonderful memories at this…

All Wet!: Fort Clark Springs, Brackettville

Also called Las Moras Springs, these fill a 300-foot-long pool, among the largest in Texas. There’s a separate pool for…

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…

Play by the Bay

Living within minutes of Galveston gives our family easy beach access,  so until recently I’ve neglected to show my children…

The Best (& Sweetest) 12 Weeks of Summer Ever

The arrival of summer inspires mixed emotions in Texas. There’s no getting around the heat of our most extreme season, a…

New Finds, Old Faves

It’s getting tough to spend the day in Fredericksburg. After enjoying numerous day-trips to this Central Texas town, I realized…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Marfa

Take a drive deep into West Texas, through the Martian landscape of the Chihuahuan Desert, and you’ll arrive at an…

Child in the Wild

We camped near a dry creek bed in Davis Mountains State Park, my daughter Ursula tucked into her junior-sized sleeping…

Spring's the Thing

Texas Highways and our friends at the University of Texas Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center are teaming up again for…

Window on Texas: Drag Shutter Photography

Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith teaches you the basics of using drag shutter photography to freeze the subject in…
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