The San Antonio Rampage, the city's minor league hockey team, will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for most dogs at a sporting event.
Two reindeer ran out onto I-45 during rush hour in Webster.
Thirty feral hogs escaped from their pens at a local meatpacking plant and led animal control officers on a frantic chase.
The Houston Chronicle offers a glimpse into the how the Houston Zoo’s industrial kitchen operates.
Willie Nelson’s classic album Red Headed Stranger gets “The Kitten Covers” treatment, but which other Texas albums deserve to be profiled?
Garza was born and raised in Webb County. For the past fifteen years, he has been an inspector with the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program, a mounted patrol started by the USDA in 1906.A tick rider patrols the border, the Rio Grande River, on horseback every day. Our job is
What to do in ten more worst-case scenarios, from getting bitten by a brown recluse to getting caught in a dust storm.
Once upon a time I thought I wanted to be a bullfighter (and not the kind that wears sequined tights). A legendary cowboy named Leon Coffee and an animal named Pretty Boy changed my mind.
After thieves stole his daughter’s horse, deputy U.S. marshal Parnell McNamara didn’t make a federal case out of it. Instead, he rounded up a group of old-style lawmen and lit out after them.
One of the country’s top photographers traveled around his home state to capture these stunning portraits of exotic animals on display.
At First the Count Was Ten U.S. Customs Service agents in Eagle Pass searched the driver and the passenger of a pickup and found eight live snakes wrapped in socks and pantyhose inside the two men’s underwear. Pass the Boysenberry Syrup or Start Saying Your Prayers Charles Bryant of Missouri
In a remote Mexican bay, you can touch a forty-ton gray, watch her lovely, enormous baby rub playfully against your boat, and ponder the mysteries of the natural world.
Eight indigenous authors, nine native critters: A bookish look at the wildest, woolliest creatures in Texas history.
Want to see millions of migrating monarchs on their annual winter getaway? Wing on down to Mexico.
When mountain lions started turning up, the Sierra Club said, “Save them!” Ranchers said, “No way!”
Five years ago, rabies was rare in South Texas. Now nearly three hundred animals have died and the epidemic is not abating.
Deaths among rare rhinos leave scientists scratching their heads.
Up close and personal with our expanding entomological universe.
A third-generation rancher rebuilds his spread by just saying no to cattle.
Getting up close and personal with the endangered whooping crane.
Black bears have returned to Big Bend National Park, and our author is determined to find one.
These seven creatures might be piggy-backed, whale-boned, dog-toothed, goat-eed, elephant-eared, turtle-necked, and bull-headed, but they’re stars just the same.
Fire ants are on a relentless march across Texas, maiming, devouring, and stinging the living daylights out of everything in their path. We’ve tried to stop them, and it has only made them stronger.
Marine scientists have struggled for ten years to establish a new colony of ridley sea turtles on South Padre Islands. All their efforts may have been in vain.
The prairie chickens in Texas’ vanishing grasslands are booming and boyish.
Experts predict the first swarms could cross the border next year. What happens then to Texas’ multimillion-dollar honey industry is anybody’s guess.
Baby Calves, children, even the agriculture commissioner: no one is safe from this tiny deamon.
It’s everybody’s favorite reptile, and it’s disappearing from Texas.
The city boy moved to the country and life was good. And then he bought four pigs.
They’re ugly little things, but you’ve got to respect them.
Now is the time to unlearn everything you’ve ever heard about snakebite.
Zoos are fine for people, but they make animals go crackers.
Fighting over a black neighborhood in Austin; corralling the irascible Bull of the Brazos; fussing and feuding with the DAR; monkeying around with the San Antonio Zoo.
Horses are expensive, finicky, and a pain to groom. They are also irresistible.
Cockfighting is probably cruel and certainly illegal, which are only two reasons that attract its aficionados.
A good country dog is loyal, obedient, and knows the difference between a chicken and a possum.
Once you let a goat in your life, you can never get it out.
Living in the country is all you ever wanted—and probably more than you bargained for.
Especially not in Sweetwater: the score at last count was Humans 10,000, Rattlers 0.
The cockroach. What else?
People bring their gangly quarter horse colts to Bubba Werner to transform into winners. Now and again, he does.
Can Bubbles find happiness in a 30-foot tank?
How the Dallas SPCA got itself indicted for cruelty to animals, and other shaggy dog stories.
Cuddling up to a thousand pounds of ravenous hunger.
A guide to Texas zoos: living like an animal is better than it’s ever been.
America is alive and well at the Houston Livestock Show.
Forget your Dallas cowboys and your Houston Astros. Texas’ real champions count birds once a year at freeport. They’re not bird watchers, they’re birders. And therein lies a tail.