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Dive In!: Flower Gardens Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Roughly 110 miles from Freeport, I plunged six feet down from the M/V Fling, into the Gulf of Mexico to…

Dive In!: South Padre Island

On a diving trip this spring, I explored a ship’s observation wing and swam along its starboard navigation deck, stopping…

Dive In!: Lake Amistad National Recreation Area

Underwater cliffs and monster bass (up to 13 pounds) attract divers to this sizable reservoir straddling the U.S.-Mexico border near…

Some Like It Hot

See related: Where to See Summer BloomsA bevy of tenacious bloomers that thrive on Texas heat By Steven Schwartzman While…

Voluntourism: Good times = Good Works

Volunteer While Seeing the SightsBy Melissa GaskillThe ferry bumped to a stop at the San José Island dock, and I…

Where to See Summer Blooms

The following sites offer opportunities to see summer wildflowers. Keep in mind that changes in temperature and rainfall may cause…

Riding High at Dude Ranches

I’m back in the saddle again, riding a sure-footed horse along a rocky path that twists and bucks through cedar-strewn…

Postcards: Ship Shape

Corpus Christi’s Naval Station Ingleside will take on the appearance of an historic port of call as four tall sailing…

Mammoth Discovery

I’ve always been fascinated with Waco. It’s a convenient mid-point between Dallas and Austin, and I stop whenever possible to…

Postcards: A Wildlife Rendezvous

See related: Ship Shape and Independence Day in BeltonAt Fossil Rim Wildlife Center near Glen Rose, it's a wild, wild…

Postcards: All the Right Notes

Sighting the Texas Musician’s Museum, two blocks north of Hills--boro’s restored courthouse, gave me the metabolic mellow-down that comes when…

Weekender: Where the Birds Are

Black-chins, ruby-throats, painted buntings, and other wildlife delight guests at a B&B south of San Angelo At the Hummer House…
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