Two beloved Texas institutions team up in a moment of crisis.
No disposable containers on the river? No problem.
After Aliah Hernandez was brutally beaten in a New Braunfels motel room, her attacker walked away free.
Getting wet, getting scared, and getting my family a little closer to Texas at Schlitterbahn.
Time-out is an age-old punishment. But do the controversial “calm rooms” and “focus rooms” employed in Plano and New Braunfels go too far?
In an era of drought, tight finances, and a shrinking water park market, how does Schlitterbahn keep getting bigger?
How New Braunfels’s prohibition on disposable containers changed tubing—and then didn’t.
Despite rumors, the New Braunfels-based chain has not sent anyone flying as they test-ride their 168-foot waterslide.
Inside Buc-ee’s obsessive quest for the perfect rest-stop bathroom.
The Comal may be the shortest river in Texas, but it’s long on R&R.
The New Braunfels-based band, which just played with ZZ Top, will release its debut album, Adventus, on November 13.
The paper printed Jerry Sandusky's name under a photo of Tiger Woods, proving again that everyone needs a copy editor.
Ferguson, who grew up in San Antonio, has been booking bands for almost thirty years. Since 2000, she has worked exclusively for Gruene Hall, near New Braunfels, the oldest continuously running dance hall in Texas. In college my friend Denice Franke hooked up with three guys and formed the Beacon…
Jordan Breal talks about searching for vacation spots, driving across Texas, and eating bone marrow.
The 68,000-square-foot, infamously clean convenience store and highway stop with 83 toilets enters the restroom “Hall of Fame,” winning Cintas’s 11th annual contest.
Arellano, who was born and raised in McAllen, is the meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service forecast office in New Braunfels. His career, which began in 1976, has taken him all over Texas, as well as to Puerto Rico and Florida. There’s an old saying here in Texas: “Either you’re…
A man murders a beloved turkey that lived in a New Braunfels park.
Texans who take the time to do their civic duty will consider ten proposed constitutional amendments, while local decisions range from picking Houston's mayor to banning booze on the Comal.
When it comes to choosing a getaway, the Hill Country doesn’t have to campaign hard for our affections. Its lush expanses of bounding green hills and serpentine rivers stretch over some 25 of the most idyllic counties in the state. And those picturesque towns that cling proudly to their…
A fond look back at 22 Texans who died in 2009, from Farrah Fawcett and Walter Cronkite to Brandon Lara and Joe Bowman.
Some things never change, like the irrepressible desire to float a Hill Country river on a 100-degree day—with, most naturally, a cooler of beer. And while the basic art of loading one’s booze boat also remains the same (use a separate inner tube with a bottom, pump it with extra…
Summer vacation is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you should panic. We’ve rounded up 68 of our favorite things to do with your toddlers, teens, and every kid in between. Dance the hokey pokey. Rope a horse. Eat way too many hot dogs. Zip down a waterslide. And yes, feed the animals.
From kayaking on Town Lake to mountain biking around Joe Pool Lake, from bass fishing on Lake Fork to horseback riding on the shores of Lake Whitney, here are some of our favorite things to do in, on, and around Texas lakes.
UNTIL A STAR-STUDDED FILM SHOT THEM BACK into the spotlight, the Newton Boys had faded from public memory. Famous during the twenties, the four brothers—Jess, Willis (below left), Doc, and Joe (right)—were part Western desperadoes, part newfangled gangsters. They pulled off dozens of bank and train robberies but, unlike more-notorious…