Five years ago, rabies was rare in South Texas. Now nearly three hundred animals have died and the epidemic is not abating.
Deepwater Gulf shrimp get all the press, but the sweetest, most succulent shrimp in Texas come from the bays.
From longtime locals to environmentalists, everyone has an opinion about the future of Caddo Lake—but the issues they’re debating are as murky as the lake itself.
Brownsville’s Sabal Palm Grove has it made in the shade.
Deaths among rare rhinos leave scientists scratching their heads.
A summer guide to the coolest place in Texas: the Davis Mountains.
Starting in 1923, Beaumont businessman John Gavrelos carved out a realm of his own at his J&J Steak House on the Eastex Freeway. Gavrelos died in 1979, but his Eye of the World, a tiny museum appended to the side of the restaurant, still lures visitors with its enigmatic jumble
The face of Dallas’ most eclectic neighborhood changes every day, but its appeal remains familiar—and it keeps getting stronger.
How to beat the heat, find the food, and master the coasters at Texas’ four big theme parks.
Up close and personal with our expanding entomological universe.
A trip to the Hill Country’s quirky gems will cool your city sensibilities.
Three Spanish missions are El Paso’s own heaven on earth.
Water acts may ebb and flow, but since 1950 the polyester-clad mermaids at San Marcos’ Aquarena Springs have barely had time to keep their heads above water. Their subaquatic dances are a tribute to the popularity of such swimming celebrities as Esther Williams and Johnny Weissmuller, a testament to
The Choctaw Nation’s cavernous hall accommodates a weekly flood of fanatical game players.
From the YMCA pool to the ocean blue, I’ve always been at peace in the deep.
An ethnic club’s new home brings a touch of Germany to San Antonio.
A third-generation rancher rebuilds his spread by just saying no to cattle.
A state breeding program aims to fatten up the trim, pugnacious bass.
Getting up close and personal with the endangered whooping crane.
Urban climbers have all the ups and downs of cityscapes in their grasp.
“Mexico Mike” Nelson writes the book on seeing Mexico by automobile.
In an affluent suburb of Monterrey, young Mexican professionals hunger for prestige and try to live like Americans.
Black bears have returned to Big Bend National Park, and our author is determined to find one.
When urban stress sets the nerves ajangle, it’s comforting to know there is a Japanese garden nearby.
From real river water to its playful German theme, Schlitterbahn’s totally tubular!
Follow us for a great vacation, minus something all tourists can do without—crowds.
Head for the hills: Texas has a bumper crop of bluebonnets this year.
Discover the charms of Galveston off-season, when the only visitors are you, the gulls, and the ghosts.
See the Gulf Coast from the bottom up at Corpus Christi’s new underwater show.
The Tetons are grander and Santa Fe is tonier, but no place is more apropos than Ruidoso.
A determined developer’s big plans for Austin’s cool, clear water hole is bringing out extremes on both sides.
For an adventurer in the Yucatán, suspicious bureaucrats and relentless pests stand in the way of tracking down a forgotten Mayan ruin.
With the cultural diversions of a big city and the country comforts of a small town, Fort Worth is the perfect place for a typically Texan weekend.
When in New Orleans for the Jazz and Heritage Festival, do as the locals do: Search out the neighborhood restaurants and clubs.
Snapping turtles are cantankerous, grotesque, and savage. And those are just a few of the reasons I like them.
To find their true masculine selves, wildmen dance and sweat, bond and meditate, renounce their mothers and grunt, “Ho!” I thought, “Hmmm.”
The troubled Parks and Wildlife Department is supposed to protect the state’s natural resources. Instead, it protects its friends and, above all, itself.
Once the private preserve of an oil executive, the 300,000-acre Big Bend Ranch, with all its desert grandeur, has now entered the public domain.
Your jet’s lagging. You’re sick of reading and people-watching. Cheer up: just a gate away might be great chili, a shopping mall, or even a place to pray.
In downtown Mexico City are the ruins of the great Aztec pyramid, the site where one empire ended and a new world began.
An excursion through the best part of Texas, featuring sleepy little towns, clear little streams, pluperfect biscuits, and two-headed goats.
What do the city of Lubbock, a defunct restaurant, and a submerged neighborhood have in common? They’re all places in somebody’s heart.
A new gambling-cruise-ship enterprise out of Port Isabel makes it possible to spend an evening in a casino while going nowhere in the Gulf.
Look out, Waxahachie! Here come the Protonettes, the Big Bang Motel, and the Phil Gramm Institute
It’s cold and rainy; your stress level has reached an all-time high; your roof has sprung a leak. But you don’t have to sit still for this. Escape to the Bay Islands of Honduras.
Fire ants are on a relentless march across Texas, maiming, devouring, and stinging the living daylights out of everything in their path. We’ve tried to stop them, and it has only made them stronger.
Seven Central Texas caves put on the summer’s best rock show.
Yes, it’s muddy, it’s treacherous, and it smells bad enough to gag a skunk; but it’s also the only thing between us and Oklahoma.
The only way to see Big Bend’s canyons is from the river, but that doesn’t mean you have to get wet, eat trail mix, or give up Bach.
Marine scientists have struggled for ten years to establish a new colony of ridley sea turtles on South Padre Islands. All their efforts may have been in vain.