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Daytripper with Chet Garner: Lockhart

It’s official. A while back, the Texas Legislature settled the debate over which town deserves the overall crown for best…

Life of Bryan

I’ve been on a quest to explore as many parts of the state as I can, and on a recent…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Waco

Unless you’re from Waco (or are a Baylor Bear), you may not have frequented this Central Texas hub off I-35.…

Four for Fall: 2010

Our picks for an awe-inspiring autumn showBy Melissa Gaskill I drove into Caprock Canyons State Park for the first time…

Ghosts of Galveston

In the 19th Century, tragedies washed over Galveston as regularly as the tides: deadly fires, yellow-fever epidemics, and hurricanes. Anecdotally,…

Whirring Dervishes: Hummingbirds

Texas is well known for its large concentrations of birds, butterflies, Mexican free-tailed bats, and more, and a lot of…

Possum Kingdom Lake

Possum Kingdom Lake lies 90 miles west of Fort Worth, in Palo Pinto, Stephens, Young, and Jack counties. For information…

PK Away!

Simple pleasures in a grand setting. Sculpting sand on a broad beach. Exploring winding, wooded mountain trails. Casting lazily from…

Dive In!: Balmorhea State Park

I first met the clear, bracing waters of Balmorhea’s swimming pool on a family vacation decades ago. Wading far into…

Dive In!

Under water, light behaves differently; colors sparkle, then fade. Sounds magnify and distort. Liquid cradles a body accustomed to mere…

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…
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