Three good spots around the state to fly-fish for Cyprinus carpio.
Catch beads by the sea in Galveston, join the cowboy-themed festivities in Bandera, or watch a dog parade in McKinney.
Looking for a quick getaway, a kid-friendly resort, or a cozy lodge? We’ve got you covered.
Robber Baron Cave once hosted fortune tellers, dance performances, and even a zip line.
A forester assures us most of our Texas trees will likely come out of this fine. Until then, “Cra-a-ck.”
After a leopard escape, the suspicious death of a vulture, and the theft of two monkeys, Texans are anxiously awaiting an explanation.
A longtime reporter makes some big decisions about what to listen to when you’re heading to Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, or the Big Bend region.
The blind, elusive Bone Cave harvestman was at the center of a right-wing attempt to weaken the Endangered Species Act.
An escape in 1950 inspired my novel. The wildly different public reactions show how much our relationship to animals has changed.
Wildlife biologist Larry Weishuhn explains the changes he’s seen in his lifetime of Texas woodsmanship.
It’s easy to forget that fire ants are actually an invasive species.
What happens when hundreds of thousands of people go to the same place looking for a little quiet time? One of our two national parks is finding out.
State climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon says we need to be ready for more triple-digit days and more humidity.
Dottie Carter shares her memories of life in Uncertain, Texas.
Our state tree has been genetically transformed to meet the global nut market’s demand. But what’s good for the world may not be great for Texas.
I’ve spent the past half century immersing myself in Texas’s clear, cool waters. But if development and drought have their way, I may be the last of my kind.
Proposed regulations have prompted an intense backlash from hunters, trappers, and landowners.
Set to open later this year, it'll give North Texans 4,871 scenic acres to roam.
Here’s what half a billion dollars buys in luxury golf amenities.
This peaceful spot near Houston is perfect for families, history buffs, and first-time campers.
Well, that might be a stretch. But these six Texas hikes will start your 2023 off right.
Edward Abbey’s acolytes and their ilk lament the overcrowding of natural spaces. But the land was never theirs to begin with.
Forget the trendy emphasis on so-called authentic neighborhoods and instead focus on the magnificent art and architecture of this bustling world capital.
These magical towns all offer something special, from outdoor excursions to artisan goods.
Three newcomers and five mainstays that you won’t want to miss.
It's a colossal floating city with an ice rink, a zip line, and even piped-in birdsong.
Please Do Not Touch the “Toxic Toupee,” a.k.a. the “Mortal Mustache,” a.k.a. Texas’s Most Venomous Caterpillar
It’s furry and cute, but it can cause intense, throbbing pain for up to twelve hours!
It's a big win for a city that often feels neglected by Austin and Washington, D.C.
From the man responsible for emptying it.
Each winter, a wildlife sanctuary near the Panhandle hosts one of the world’s largest gatherings of these beautiful birds.
The water at Pagosa Springs’ luxury resort burbles forth from the world’s deepest geothermal spring.
She weaves the state’s climate disasters, including droughts and floods, into terrifying tales.
Fall foliage might be harder to come by in Texas this year, but there’s still hope for some colorful leaves.
Wildsam field guides have more in common with indie zines than with Fodor’s or Lonely Planet. Ten years in, the road less traveled is paying off.
San Antonio talk radio host Bob Webster has dispensed gardening tips on air for 31 years. A new generation is starting to listen.
A local family renovated an abandoned century-old home in their neighborhood, restoring a crown jewel in this border city. Its one of several such projects that are remaking the area into a tourist destination.
These historic properties were given new life by locals.
The tree-packed twists and turns of Northshore Trail are a magnetic draw for those looking to escape bustling suburban sprawl—without actually leaving said sprawl.
The neighborhood formerly known as a business center is now a walkable, family-friendly haven.
Texas women often feel targeted and unsafe. With "hot girl walks," they're (again) finding safety and well-being in one another.
The Grammy winner is the most famous export from Lindale, but the charming East Texas town also boasts a delightful candy shop, blackberries galore, and plenty of live music.
Clover lawns are trending as an environmentally friendly, adorable alternative to grass. The benefits are real, but one Texas expert says that’s not the point.
The affable musician turned guide is the rare fly-fisherman to reach star status within the angling world.
Volunteers spent weeks installing 28,000 solar-powered bulbs for Bruce Munro’s ‘Field of Light,’ which runs through December.
It’s not too late to plan to serve something homegrown on your holiday table—and impress your friends in the process.
Stop and smell its famous roses, yes—but this East Texas city offers more to enjoy, including a delightful dining scene.
Thousands of years after they were wiped out from the area, an obsessed wildlife ecologist has found evidence that the bucktoothed critters are beginning to recolonize.
The Hill Country town supplies cowboys—both real and temporary—with a dose of ranch life, complete with hotcakes and trail riding.
This serene Hill Country town boasts a treehouse hotel and an idyllic swimming hole.
The Huntsville penitentiary wants to tear down the abandoned warehouse where a massive bat colony spends half the year. Locals and conservationists have banded together to find an alternate solution.