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Return to the Guadalupes

I got to know the Guadalupe Mountains as a child in the 1970s, when my dad was a park ranger…

Daytripper: Alpine

While Texas may not have any alpine skiing or alpine snowshoeing, it has alpine trippin’, Texas-style.  This West Texas town…

All is Fair ...

It’s fair season, y’all! Cooler weather means that grounds across Texas are setting up their spinning ferris wheels, grooming their…

Labor Day fun is no chore

Labor Day weekend is like one last quick blip of summer after the school year starts. Texans surely know how…

Texas Bucket List

 Texas is tailor-made for bucket lists. Covering some 268,000 square miles, the Lone Star State brims with interesting, exciting, historical,…

All aboard the Ryan Express

Nolan Ryan doesn’t pitch much these days, unless you count the occasional honorary first toss, bits of sage advice for…

Daytripper: Blanco

The Texas Hill Country is full of small towns that motorists can either zoom through in five minutes or choose…

Trinity Tales

From my seat on the shaded patio at Woodshed Smokehouse, the view takes in a wall of leafy green trees…

A Painter's Plantings

Painter Douglas Chandor was as charming as he was creative. I’m standing in the foyer of the prestigious artist’s historic…

A Place of Refuge

From a limestone precipice at the crest of the Rimrock Trail, I catch my breath and gaze across an unspoiled…

Too Hot to Trot

Calling all brave fitness enthusiasts – the 35th annual Hotter’N Hell Hundred, one of the longest single-day bicycle rides in…
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