The year we gave thanks—at least at first—for the turkeys in our town.
Amazing Pictures of the Houston Zoo’s Big Cats From National Geographic and Photographer Vincent J. Musi
Your move, cat pics people.
Kendall Jones is a Texas Tech cheerleader who became the flashpoint of Internet controversy this week for posting numerous pictures of herself with felled African creatures. Is the controversy fair?
Walter Schumacher’s organization, Central Texas Bee Rescue, is saving bees one hive at a time.
Texans should be proud of the state's economic performance, but they should be smart about the challenges that lie ahead.
Lance, son, we need to talk about what you're doing with your life.
You think you’re scared. Clarence here is about to mate for the first time. After which he’ll be killed and eaten.
The wild and powerful tarpon once ruled the seas off Port Aransas. Why did the ancient fish disappear? And could they make a comeback?
A Lament on Roots, Bexar County, TX
Ted Nugent, the unrepentant hunter and right-wing activist, grabs the media's attention with his political rhetoric, landing appearances on the Texas Tribune and CBS This Morning.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife department is temporarily suspending its controversial policy of shooting wild burros in Big Bend Ranch State Park to control the animal population.
The drought threatening the state's whooping crane population highlights the importance of current conservation efforts in Wisconsin.
Six burros and their handlers marched up Lavaca Street to the Capitol, a furry showing of opposition to TPWD's feral burro-eradication program.
Before developing a drilling site in Burleson, Chesapeake Energy relocates a prairie dog colony.
The endangered whooping crane is at the center of a lawsuit that could change the rights of water users in Texas.
Texas Parks and Wildlife has embarked on an ambitious plan to restore the desert bighorn sheep population in Big Bend Ranch State Park. To accomplish this goal, the department has had to make hard choices about which animals live, which animals die, and what truly belongs in the Trans-Pecos.
The senior editor on Texas Parks and Wildlife’s program to reintroduce bighorn sheep in the Big Bend.
Victor Emanuel can find you a hooded warbler, a horned guan, or maybe even an Eskimo curlew. But his real genius is that he can get you to really look at a grackle.
The senior editor on embracing enthusiasm, going birding with Victor Emanuel, and wading through tall grass.
The biggest blue catfish ever caught in Texas—121.5 pounds—was hauled flipping and flopping out of Lake Texoma on January 16, 2004, by Howe resident Cody Mullennix. Contrary to iron-clad tradition, Mullennix did not eat the critter, stuff it, or hang its head on a rural fence post. He donated it,
Why are they so damn angry all the time?
Ever wonder about that fellow in the crosshairs?
Juanita, a Mexican free-tailed bat, tells us a little about herself.
Sure, they stink. But whatever you do, don’t confuse them with feral pigs.
First of all, they're not really horny.
Former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Tom Stehn didn’t want to get involved in a lawsuit against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. But when a U.S. marshal showed up in his driveway, he realized he had one more chance to help out his beloved, endangered whooping cranes.
Could eating invasive species be the best way to get rid of them?
East Texas deer breeder Billy Powell flouted the laws against importing live whitetails, emailing photos of his illegally obtained animals to prospective customers. Then Texas Parks and Wildlife came calling.
Biologists are worried that the U.S.-Mexico border fence adversely impacts endangered species and other animals.
A man murders a beloved turkey that lived in a New Braunfels park.
The unhappy plight of the roving burros in Big Bend has attracted the notice of the San Antonio Express-News’ editorial board.
Victor Emanuel describes what he likes about these beautiful birds that can be found in Texas.
Birds resemble art in more ways than one, especially when they force us to address questions of ineffable provenance.
See the Gulf Coast from the bottom up at Corpus Christi’s new underwater show.
Snapping turtles are cantankerous, grotesque, and savage. And those are just a few of the reasons I like them.
Meet the ocelot, not as pet, not as fur coat, but in its best role—an elusive remnant of Texas’ wild past.
Roy Kendall, self-taught lepidopterist, would want you to add this to the list of reasons for living in Texas: nowhere else in the U.S. are there so many beautiful and unusual butterflies.
For hundreds of years man—from the Comanche to the backpacker—has tried to conquer Big Bend. Still, it remains wild, stark, and pristine.
A guide to Texas zoos: living like an animal is better than it’s ever been.