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For the love of life, land and cowdogs

You’d be hard-pressed to find a Texas schoolkid from the mid-1980s forward who doesn’t crack a smile at the mention…

Big, Bold, and Boffo

Houston-based artist David Adickes estimates he’s created about 5,000 paintings, drawings, and three-dimensional artworks over the course of his 70-year…

Fostering the blues

It was in Austin that Foster released her first album, Full Circle, in 1997, followed by eight more albums over…

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…

Folk Champions

There are things you expect to discover when you travel: new restaurants, unfamiliar expressions, off road attractions. I like to…

Get Away. Just Do It.

I’ve spent much of my adult life in search of the best places in Texas to do little or nothing…

Beach Rituals

My addiction to Texas beaches began literally overnight. I was in my early 20s and in graduate school at the…

New Driver

You wonder what they will remember. My son has traveled with me since he was an infant, making his first…

Enduring Love

It’s easy to love West Texas. The attractions of the Big Sky country are obvious. The openly bold landscape refuses…

Land Down Under

That great big park down in the yawning western expanse of our state is a gift for which every Texan…

Pan Dulce Dreams

Not all road trips are equal. That is especially true from a child’s perspective. A day’s drive to an amusement…

The Gift of the Getaway

Travel is the gift we give ourselves.
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