Found in the state’s riverways, the spiny softshell looks like a cross between a brontosaurus and a pancake.
He’s a fourth-generation watermelon farmer, he married the Texas Watermelon Queen, and he puts his face on every melon he sells.
A West Texas oasis, the world's largest spring-fed pool has been closed for the better part of three years.
The ghost town structure, which sat abandoned for decades, is now the site of pilgrimages, weddings, and photo ops. Its renovation story is one of destiny.
This spring, I revisited this sparkling West Texas gem after its long closure—and I’m glad I did.
TPWD's fundraising from Apache Corporation and hundreds of Texans will support repairs at the park.
There's been a lot of hang-wringing over what could happen to one of the state's most treasured pools in the midst of the latest oil discovery, but an environmental research group is optimistic about the outcome.
Where it is: In Toyahvale, 192 miles east of El PasoWhat you’ll do: Bask in the splendor of West TexasWhere you’ll sleep: In a comfy bed in a historic lodge or innWhat you’ll learn: How about scuba diving? The pool at Balmorhea is the best freshwater diving in Texas. Contact