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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.

big bend shoot out at circle dug ranch
True Crime |
September 9, 2021

Who Shot Walker Daugherty?

A shoot-out at a Big Bend ranch captured the nation’s attention: first as an alleged ambush by undocumented migrants, then as a fear-mongering hoax. The real story is much more mysterious.

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?