Wes Ferguson

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Wes Ferguson primarily writes about the outdoors at Texas Monthly. His 2019 article "When Angels in America Came to East Texas" was nominated for a National Magazine Award in Feature Writing. An East Texas native, he is the author of two nonfiction books, The Blanco River and Running the River: Secrets of the Sabine, both published by Texas A&M University Press.

June 26, 2017

Saving the Cabinet Oak

Lyndon B. Johnson conducted the nation's affairs under the Cabinet Oak. But is the three-hundred-year-old tree a goner?…

Books |
December 21, 2016

Let the River Run

Wes Ferguson has paddled and walked all 87 miles of one of the Hill Country’s most prized waterways. In this exclusive excerpt from The Blanco River, he uncovers a few of its natural secrets.

Entomology |
June 22, 2016

Meet the Beetle

How long it will take the dreaded emerald ash borers to fully establish themselves in Texas? And how many native ash trees will they decimate?…