Patience is key, but go ahead and trim those mushy bits.
A ten-year, $205 million renovation is transforming Houston’s Memorial Park from a dense and dying thicket into a lush oasis. But is this restoring nature or replacing it?
Exotic species brought to Texas from Africa and Asia fared poorly in freezing temperatures.
Conservationists worked to bring the endangered animals to shore—but getting the turtles warm amid a blackout is the next challenge.
In the heart of hard desert country, this welcome refuge features hiking, breathtaking vistas, and proximity to must-visit West Texas attractions.
With Davis Mountains State Park as your home base, you can find a lot to explore in the area.
Big Bend Ranch State Park and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area both saw a 50 percent surge in backcountry rescues last year.
With its distinctive, raucous call, the chachalaca is often heard in South Texas—but good luck spotting one.
From the Big Bend to East Texas, the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley, Texas ranches have been transformed in recent decades by the proliferation of exotic game animals, many of them rare and endangered in their native habitats. With the rise of “Texotics” has come an army of…
Sprawling ranches. Rare animals. Rich folks with guns. Welcome to the state’s booming business of stalking wildlife from around the globe.
This scrappy town on the edge of the Big Bend region has a trendy motel, pistol-packing waitresses, and starry nights aplenty.
Social cycling clubs have resumed their group rides, with tricked-out bikes and spotty mask-wearing.
It’s beautiful! Enjoy shoveling all of that.
Winter kayaking and canoeing are catching on, even among heat-loving Texans.
With help from the McDonald Observatory in West Texas, we share seven beginner stargazing tips.
With 60,000 white lights sparkling in the night, it draws hundreds of people each year in the tiny town of Bartonville, near Dallas.
From a stargazing spot in Terlingua to a lakefront cabin in the Hill Country, these are a few of our writers’ favorite getaways.
Across Texas, Santa is staying jolly this year with contact-free visits, drive-through light displays, and more pandemic-proof festivities.
Crested caracaras used to range no farther north than Texas’s southern tip, but now they’re expanding across the state—perhaps because of climate change and habitat loss.
The Thompson Dallas hotel has transformed the First National Bank tower into a sleek and sophisticated space. Luxury residences and shops are coming soon, too.
Texas gardeners share photos of their fall crops, plus tips for preparing for the winter season.
The stretch of the San Antonio River that runs through the city’s downtown has been off-limits to canoers and kayakers for years—until the pandemic provided a rare opportunity.
Rockport resident Wayne White has worked for much of the last three years in Antarctica, where temperatures of minus 100 degrees don’t keep him from taking his daily walk or jog.
Eight tips from expert gardeners.
I finished my crazy adventure after two months, circumnavigating Texas—all 3,000-plus miles—by bicycle.
Bicycling the Big Bend region was an unforgettable experience, with beautiful desert and mountain vistas making up for the painful hills.
Nothing beats the feeling of flying down a hill toward the picturesque El Capitan peak.
At Lost Maples State Natural Area, the trees put on a spectacular show every autumn.
They aren’t just for kids anymore.
At first, I had only cows and wind turbines for company on lonely stretches of Panhandle highway. Then supporters showed up to help the miles go faster.
I struggled to keep my bike straight on stretches of desolate highway this week. When the wind was at my back, I’d never been more thankful.
Breweries in Sherman, Nocona, and Wichita Falls had just what I needed after sixty-mile days on the bike.
Where cyclists can pedal past some stunning views and historic sites.
I cycled nearly 400 miles across East Texas this week, enjoying the kindness of strangers along the way.
Why many are exchanging paved roads and traffic for rural routes and breathtaking scenery.
One Austin-based rental website saw bookings spike by 4,500 percent. Plus: six tips for first-timers.
David Hocker is busier than ever this time of year. He says that at home, you should be too. Here’s what to do.
I kicked off my adventure by pedaling from Brownsville to Galveston, zipping past cars stuck in Labor Day traffic.
I visited the Houston Zoo in search of normalcy and nostalgia. But filtered through my foggy face mask, the experience was unsettling.
A handy guide to which of our beaches, lakes, rivers, creeks, swimming holes, and swimming pools are and aren’t open.
Fleeing hot weather and cabin fever, more and more Texas travelers are road-tripping to the Centennial State this summer.
Affordable private places to pitch your tent when public parks aren’t an option.
Contrary to what a viral video suggests, it’s unrelated to the pandemic.
The northeast Texas oasis among the pines reminds us of happier summers while providing needed respite now.
Rough it—or not—and make sure to get some barbecue.
As the state started shutting down, one man took to the coast in search of a different kind of solitude. And seashells.
The 1928 Commodore Perry mansion has been restored to its former glory and turned into an upscale resort unlike anything in the city. Join us on a virtual tour.
From the Estelline spring in the Panhandle and the foot of the Guadalupe Mountains to the hypersaline lakes in the Rio Grande Valley, the common mineral is all around us.
Thousands of Texans are finding much-needed stress relief by digging in the dirt. Plus: four tips for novice gardeners.
Documentarian Ben Masters tracks some of the few Leopardus pardalis that are left in Texas.