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Paddling and Painting

A pleasant breeze rocked my kayak and rustled pale green and brown marsh grasses around me. Overhead, a few wispy…

Come Around

The Native Americans figured it out first, as far as we know. On the shores of Aransas Bay, the Copanes…

Boardwalk Empire

Summer is here. for me, there’s something about the longer days and warm nights that calls to mind childhood memories…

Daytripper: Corpus Christi

There’s no denying that Corpus Christi is one of the most beloved destinations in Texas, and for good reason. However,…

The Fruits of Mission

The beauty of Mission wasn’t lost on Tom Landry. In his 1990 autobiography, the legendary Dallas Cowboys coach reflected on…

A New Dawn in the Davis Mountains

Dawn has just broken above the new Davis Mountains State Park wildlife-viewing station, an L-shaped timber and stucco structure with…

The Interstate Gourmet

Almost 30 years ago, I drove every mile of Texas’ interstate highways in search of something to eat. Every mile.…

Best Summer Ever 2014

Contrary to popular belief, summer vacation did not originate as a time for rural schoolchildren to take an extended break…

It's a Zoo-tennial!

Sunburst glitters across a creature-filled pool on a bright afternoon, piercing the ripples and illuminating the aqua depths.

Pumphouse Power

With the toll booths of the Hidalgo-McAllen-Reynosa International Bridge straight ahead, I veer left to the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Museum…

Ship Shape

During the Civil War, soldiers were known to pin their names and addresses onto jackets or knapsacks in order to…

Buzz-worthy

On a steamy Saturday morning, I park my car alongside a rural road in Denton County. At a roadside check-in…
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