A brief and highly selective look at what just happened, from a stray possum’s big game in Lubbock to a rookie quarterback’s big game in Houston.
Investigators are finding new ways to catch smugglers, but high demand from China, weak laws, and cartel involvement are making enforcement harder than ever.
Alligator snapping turtle populations in Texas were dwindling. One family of smugglers had been poaching them from the state for years.
Step aside, Buc-ee’s and Blue Bell. Where’s the love for horny toads, swallowtails, and passion vine?
Found in the state’s riverways, the spiny softshell looks like a cross between a brontosaurus and a pancake.
Dr. Andy Glusenkamp of the zoo's Center for Conservation & Research leads volunteers in a hands-on experience to preserve the beloved state reptile.
Discover everything you need to plan and pull off a summer escape to Ruidoso, New Mexico.
For decades, Lubbock-based filmmaker Dale Johnson traveled the globe documenting the beauty, power, and fragility of the natural world.
Garret Langlois explains how he first stumbled upon, then dove into the exciting discovery that beavers had returned to the Llano Estacado after thousands of years.
Sally Maxwell’s images, made from thousands upon thousands of hairline scratches, are impressively detailed.
One of our most important TCR stories involved a surprise encounter with an early advocate of whooping crane conservation efforts.
Plus, a teacher resigned after she reportedly lit a student’s hands on fire, and a Dallas resident ran her thousandth marathon.
Brush up on (but not against!) these five gelata common to the Gulf of Mexico.
These translucent, stinging creatures are full of secrets.
Every year, dozens of Texans report sightings of this elusive cat. But scientists are increasingly skeptical that it’s here at all.
From South Texas’s simple ocelot culverts to San Antonio’s pioneering land bridge, these passageways can reduce car accidents and help animals thrive.
The birds have been waddling around the Copper Grove neighborhood for years, but now some residents are crying fowl.
In Houston, officials say people are coming into more and more contact with otters, owls, and other animals.
With an endangered population that continues to be poached for its horns, every preventative measure—even odd ones—should be considered.
The critically endangered black rhino needs resources and efforts from humans to avoid extinction—and what's a better way to preserve an endangered species than auctioning off the right to kill one?
On unleashing the hounds, the definition of a dance hall, and relieving one's self in the Gulf of Mexico.
The colorful Attwater's Prairie Chicken, a bird that flourished in Texas a hundred years ago, is on the verge of extinction.
The oil industry cheered news Wednesday that the tiny lizard will not be added to the endangered species list.
Megachurch Pastor Ed Young, known for his unorthodox methods, brought the beasts onstage as a metaphor for Jesus. But did the stunt violate a city ordinance?
A Disney cruise set sail from Galveston under new a deal that is “guaranteed to create a minimum of $2.4 million in gross revenue for the Port of Galveston.”
The feds have postponed their decision on whether to add the dunes sagebrush lizard to the endangered species list until mid-2012.
One of the country’s top photographers traveled around his home state to capture these stunning portraits of exotic animals on display.
In a remote Mexican bay, you can touch a forty-ton gray, watch her lovely, enormous baby rub playfully against your boat, and ponder the mysteries of the natural world.
When mountain lions started turning up, the Sierra Club said, “Save them!” Ranchers said, “No way!”
Snapping turtles are cantankerous, grotesque, and savage. And those are just a few of the reasons I like them.
The Chihuahuan Desert is a place of extremes, where the visitor not only observes but participates in the struggle for life and death.
My quest for this magnificent silver fish drew me to a lonely stretch of the Texas coast night and day, summer and fall, over and over again.
They told me alligators don’t eat people. But when I found myself face to face with one in a dark East Texas swamp, I hoped they’d told him too.
You don’t have to go to the country or the zoo to see wild animals; there are lizards in downtown buildings, gators in the creeks, and deer in the parking lots.
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.
The stake is survival—for either the sheep and goat ranchers of West Texas or the smartest predator of all.
Along the silent, lovely beach, tiny armies fight in the tide, fierce battles rage in the sky, and nocturnal marauders slither across the sand.