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San Marcos: A Study in Contrasts

On a hot, muggy evening last summer, hundreds of people gathered inside the San Marcos Army Airfield hangar at the…

Northeast Explorer

After running across a brief story on a new rail-trail in northeast Texas, I had to investigate. The 130-mile trail—open…

Window on Texas: Portrait Photography

Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith highlights his favorite techniques to make portrait photos really shine. Recorded at Blue Bell…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Denton

While folks in “Big D” have a reputation for living life in the fast lane, there are some around the…

Window on Texas: Mixed-lighting locations

When Photography Editor Griff Smith visited the Dart Bowl bowling alley in Austin to shoot its popular enchiladas for the…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Gonzalez

  In Texas, our independent spirit runs deep, tracing its essence to the state’s original settlers and the days of…

Not Necessarily the Wild West

As you drive US 67 south from Marfa toward Presidio and the Rio Grande, the rolling hilly plains are sparsely…

Life Returns to the Chisos High Country

With pleasant late-September temperatures and a picture-perfect blue sky overhead, I shrugged on a backpack loaded with overnight gear and…

Galaxy Quest

The summit of Mount Locke, home to McDonald Observatory, pokes into a particularly isolated patch of the rural West Texas…

McDonald Observatory Telescopes

The McDonald Observatory has nine primary research telescopes with varying capabilities and purposes. Here’s a look at some of facility’s…

Window on Texas: Surface Preparation

Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith demonstrates some unusual methods for making your subjects look better before you ever press…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: La Grange

While some may only know La Grange for its infamous “chicken ranch” or through the music of bearded rockers ZZ…
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