Panhandle

Trip Guide: Canadian

Jun 24, 2015 By Jordan Breal

A small town that has just enough of everything but not too much of anything, which makes it an ideal place to while away an unhurried weekend.

Cadillac Dreams

Jan 9, 2015 By Lonn Taylor

When an oil well on Joe Bowers’s Panhandle property came in, he knew just what he wanted to buy.

Choose Your Own Texas Adventure

Sep 6, 2012 By Jordan Breal

  When it comes to traveling around the state, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of destinations to choose from. One of the things I love most about Texas is that you can drive a few hours (or more than a few hours) in one direction and be at, say, the beach and then head another direction and find yourself in the mountains or in the rolling Hill Country or in the Piney Woods. For the last several years, a few of my colleagues and I have been visiting small towns and exploring interesting areas of big cities in search of noteworthy things to do, see, and eat. Here's a cheat sheet guide to what you can expect to find in a few of the places we've singled out across the state recently . . . 

How to Chase a Tornado

Mar 31, 2009 By Andrea Valdez

The Rationale Texas soil is arguably Mother Nature’s favorite dance floor: More twisters touch down here annually than in any other state (132 on average). As a result, storm chasers consider the Panhandle and Red River Valley requisite destinations during tornado season (April through June). This activity won’t suit the…

Reversal of Fortune

Aug 31, 2004 By Pamela Colloff

Eight years ago, 42 people in the West Texas town of Roby—7 percent of the population—pooled their money, bought lottery tickets, and won $46 million. And that's when their luck ran out.

Shrinking Giant

Jul 31, 1998 By Kathryn Jones

Once more than a million acres, the Matador Ranch is today a fraction of that size. How it got from there to here is the story of Texas ranching.

Ernest Goes to Texas

Jun 30, 1998 By Jordan Mackay

Borgnine: The word itself is barrel-chested, glaring, grotesque. And has a name ever been so suggestive of a face? Known for cinematic classics like From Here to Eternity and Marty (for which he won an Academy award in 1955), Ernest Borgnine last worked in Texas in the mid-fifties, when he…

Grand Canyons

Jul 31, 1997 By Joe Nick Patoski

Hiking, biking, and nighttime weather to your liking make the Palo Duro and Caprock canyons a cool summer getaway.

Georgia O’Keeffe

Jun 30, 1997 By Anne Dingus

In which Texas towns did Georgia O’Keeffe teach art, and for which photographer did she pose nude?

A grain elevator rises from the fertile plain near Channing.
This Land Is My Land

Jan 1, 1988 By Anne Dingus

Growing up, I took the Panhandle’s plain nature for granted. Only after years away and a sentimental journey home did I take it to heart.