Six hikers died from heat-related causes in Texas state and national parks this summer. Should trail closures on the hottest days be standard?
H-E-B’s snazzy new nature docuseries highlights the conservationists who protect bats, bears, ocelots, and redfish.
I recently had a terrifying run-in with one in a West Texas stock tank.
Lawmakers just authorized lots of money to acquire new parkland. We asked advocates and conservationists to dream big.
Dozens of public grills line some of the state’s most scenic highways. Here’s how to enjoy a meal with a view.
The windswept outpost of Lobo is for sale.
Proposed regulations have prompted an intense backlash from hunters, trappers, and landowners.
How to get the adventure and scenery without having to spend days in your kayak or canoe.
Dangerous gas leaking from an abandoned well has become an issue in the colorful Railroad Commission runoff election.
Over several years, Richard West spent two months in seven Texas locales. His reporting eventually won the National Magazine Award.
Designating Big Bend as a federal wilderness area, advocates say, will ensure it stays rugged for decades to come.
The old-school conservative spoke with us about partisan gerrymandering, Patrick’s hold on the state Senate, and Donald Trump.
Turns out the Permian Basin well that's been blowing briny water 100 feet high isn't the well the Railroad Commission thought it was.
Archaeologists are uncovering new clues at a canyon where ancient Texans once hunted bison en masse.
The salty water spewing high on a Crane County ranch could be a sign of a “whack-a-mole” future in the Permian Basin.
Some idiots carved their names on prehistoric petroglyphs in Big Bend—and it's part of a disturbing spike in vandalism.
From Leon Bridges’s home in Fort Worth to a vibrant coral reef near Galveston, this year took our photographers to some truly unforgettable places.
Oil-field medics face long hours, grisly accidents, desolation, and low pay. So why do they do it?
The prickly invasive weeds are cropping up all over Etsy and eBay.
Residents of the small West Texas town welcomed a surge of space enthusiasts and media, as billionaire Jeff Bezos traveled 100 kilometers above the surface of Earth.
They fear that the end of the mask mandate and the influx of spring break crowds is a recipe for danger.
This scrappy town on the edge of the Big Bend region has a trendy motel, pistol-packing waitresses, and starry nights aplenty.
Two major conservation funding victories could create a brighter future for Texas's public lands.
The San Antonio native's debut book, about a woman known for riding her burro along remote roads, recently won two major poetry awards.
In Loving County, residents still feel the specter of the pandemic.
Solange Pessoa’s new exhibition at Ballroom Marfa, ‘Longilonge,’ is rooted in archaeology and human psychology.
Though some will reap serious profits, the region’s dealing with skyrocketing rents, overcrowded schools, and potholes as big as VW Beetles.
Spoiler: The answer is yes.
A Lone Star native who has lived in the Northeast for nearly four decades is nervous about socializing when she's back at home.
Photographer Kurt Markus spent years tracking down modern working cowboys for his new book, ‘Cowpuncher.’ He corralled the genuine article at several Texas spreads.
Pipeline leaks, unplugged wells, toxic drilling materials, and a virtually unregulated oil industry are leaving a legacy of polluted groundwater.
Follow that ribbon of highway to discover the breathtaking River Road, a beer-drinking goat, fabulous fajitas, and the ghostly cavalry of Fort Davis—all in the vast vacation resource known as West Texas.
In 1883 the University of Texas got stuck with two million acres of West Texas scrubland. Then it hit oil, and the money started rolling in.
Texas’ greatest rural sheriff, oddest permutation of democracy, unlikeliest punk heroes, and hottest airline dogfight.