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Birds Do It, Bees Do It, Even Educated Fleas Do It

BUT, WE THINK, EVEN COLE PORTER might have been flummoxed had he envisioned gray tree frogs mating in groups of…

Marfa's Thunderbird

By June NaylorWHILE it would seem that there’s been some enormous shift in the zeitgeist that has long defined this…

Essentials: Notes from a Journal: My Big Thicket

The Big Thicket is a region of southeast Texas often called "America's Ark" for its phenomenal diversity of plant species.…

Notes from a Journal: My Big Thicket

Talk about bonehead questions! Here's one from my overflowing bag. I popped it to two classy ladies, causing them to…

To the Bat Cave!

Bruce Wayne has nothing on Austin’s 1.5-million-strong population of Mexican free-tailed bats. Talk about overcoming obstacles! In the 1980s, shortly after setting…

Beat the Heat in West Texas

Whew-ee, it's a scorcher. Come August, I always feel sorry for those newcomers who moved to Texas from more temperate…

Krause Springs: Plunge into Paradise

Beset by the usual woes of modern urban life–bumper-to-bumper traffic, stressful workplaces, suburban sprawl, endangered water-ways, and, as country singer…

Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay: Palacios

I’ve long been a fan of small-town Fourth of July celebrations. There’s a sense of community and camaraderie, plus plenty…

Alice

Due west of Corpus Christi, at US 281 and Texas 44, the town of Alice proves an intriguing stop in…

Summer Fun

School’s out for summer! Whether you have kids or not, the calendar practically insists that you take a vacation. So…

Wildflowers

Spring has sprung, you wildflower-lovers out there! Now’s the time to hit the road; you can’t go wrong with all…

Nacogdoches to Texarkana…and All That Lies Between

What defines the perfect road trip? A launching point and a destination, a loose itinerary, plenty of time for detours,…
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