Documentarian Ben Masters tracks some of the few Leopardus pardalis that are left in Texas.
As Texans flock to the hobby in record numbers, we convened a virtual staff roundtable to share tips.
The reopening of state parks has not come without critics, from those who say the new rules are impossible to enforce to those who think they are too restrictive.
Transport yourself during your next video conference or Zoom happy hour using beautiful images submitted by your fellow Texans.
There are places across the state where you can commune with nature, if not one another.
These Lone Star lures catch the eye as much as they catch fish.
The Redfish Wars changed Texas fishing. A fight over flounder could be next.
We’re calling it: Texas has the best fishing in the United States. Alaska and Florida are right up there. California is too, we guess. But what many Texans may not appreciate—even those of us who grew up casting lines—is the impressive diversity of fishing in the Lone Star State. Most…
Texas offers some of the most-diverse fishing in the country—from stalking monster sharks on Padre Island to fly-fishing from a kayak on the remote Pecos River. And for three months, I got to try it all.
Here are four essential items to get off dry land and into a kayak.
The state has spent more than a century building up a world-class fishery, with some unintended consequences.
For all his success, Combs obsesses over the ones that got away—especially on the biggest stages.
In what’s normally the beloved park’s peak season, officials make the call for the safety of employees and area locals during the pandemic.
Even though it's legal for property owners like me to be there, it's not the right thing to do.
A Houston poet laureate on the hopeful defiance of her bluebonnets.
Spending time outdoors is good for mental health. But as COVID-19 spreads in Texas, officials and citizens are grappling with whether, and how, we can enjoy public parks.
Add these places to the list of stylish lodging options for travelers, with enticing restaurants and bars.
Outside Bentsen, watch butterflies, dance, and light a candle or two.
Just along the Texas–Mexico border, this fragile oasis attracts hundreds of birds (and those who watch them).
Austin-based novelist Amanda Eyre Ward discovers that sometimes, you need to go way, way out at sea to gaining a clearer perspective.
If life takes you to Hollywood, there are some places that can help you miss Texas less.
Tips from Texans who trap, kill, and study wild pigs.
As part of the ambitious Alexandria Project, West Texas archaeologists are documenting several hundred pictographs in just four years.
Where to ring in the season, from small-town parades to yuletide train trips to glorious light displays.
A visit to the Zwolle Tamale Fiesta and Los Adaes, where our state’s Spanish colonial roots live on just across the Sabine River.
Make sure to stop for camping essentials on the way in. And maybe a burger or pizza.
The park features hidden caves, dramatic waterfalls, and sparkling springs.
Deer season is almost upon us, but don’t fret if you don’t have a lease. Here are four public places that welcome hunters.
Once widely hunted in Texas, the beloved game birds have been dwindling in number in recent decades. But a West Texas hunter and professor believes he’s found a way to save them.
These creatures—some creepy crawlers, some fearsome beasts, some microscopic threats—can and will kill you, maybe.
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.
The arrival of cooler temperatures and November's holiday light displays make for an ideal time to visit the Alamo City.
A revitalized downtown and a new network of hiking, biking, and paddling trails add to the appeal of this border town by the beach.
Fifty years after humans first walked on the moon, you too can play astronaut for a day.
After an eventful first year as superintendent, Bob Krumenaker has a vision for the park's future as it celebrates its 75th anniversary.
The charming, historic property is an ideal base from which to enjoy the area’s top-notch barbecue.
The invasive species hitches rides on contaminated boats from one body of water to the next.
We’ve put together a number of options for you to get out and see the state—and often stay cool while you do it.
The park offers quiet coastland and abundant wildlife, and feels like a defiant bulwark against some very particular cares of urban life.
Where to stay, shop, eat, drink, and explore its thriving arts and sports scenes.
If the city hopes to become a tourist draw, it should market its multiculturalism, not the same lineup of attractions found elsewhere.
After a decade-long effort, developers says they’ve secured the funding they need for a $65 million, three-year renovation.
How to spend a perfect few days eating, drinking, and playing your way through the Alamo City.
In our June cover story, we look at the best new and renovated hotels that have opened since our last Where to Stay Now published in 2016. Many hotels are scheduled to open across the state over the next year. Here are five that we’re excited to visit in…
Things we loved at other Texas hotels, from the food to the hospitality.
The Statler isn’t the only historic Big-D property to get an overhaul.
Where to Stay Now, 2019: Whether it’s a restored Dallas gem, a coastal B&B, or a pueblo paradise in the Trans-Pecos, it’s choose your own adventure, Texas-style.
Although they're on the rebound in Central Texas, these magical flying beetles aren't lighting up the sky like they used to. A New Braunfels expert says they're still out there if you know where to look.
This spring, I revisited this sparkling West Texas gem after its long closure—and I’m glad I did.
It's that magical—and all too brief—time in the city, when the heady blooms seem to make everything a little bit better.