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Christmas Wild

More and more I try to travel during the Christmas season. Even if it’s just a daytrip, I like to…

It Started with Chips

The smell of corn chips permeated the Garcia household in the formative days of the family corn-chip business. “I would…

Boot Camping

I’ve explored many remote locales across Texas, so most people assume that I’m a seasoned camper. But here’s the real…

The Ballad of Brownsville

As a crossroads city at the southernmost tip of Texas—and the state’s closest point to the interior of Mexico—it’s fitting…

A Desert Diverse

Resting in the shade next to a pool of clear water, I could almost forget that miles and miles of…

Texas Top 40 No. 2, Denton

Forty minutes north of the rapidly growing cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, the college town of Denton (population 121,000,…

Right on Track

Government Canyon State Natural Area in Bexar County has more than natural beauty on its side, it has natural history,…

Scenic Route: Hill Country

Old No. 9 Highway in Kendall County offers a lovely autumnal drive.

Daytripper: State Fair

There’s no denying that Texans know how to throw a party. Whether it’s SXSW in Austin or The Great Texas…

Under the Comanche Moon

Who, on Earth, can resist the allure of a full moon? Twelve nights each year, we gaze into the sky…

Alligator Alley

Big Al looks as though he might be dozing at the edge of his murky pond. Closer inspection reveals, however,…

Underground Wonderland

As the smallest of the college students exploring a Hill Country cave on March 27, 1960, 19-year-old Orion Knox found…
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