Cleaning crews dredged up creepy dolls, armored catfish, rental scooters, and a staggering quantity of chairs.
Nacogdoches researcher Ashley Wahlberg, whose arachnid collection is nightmare fodder for many, says spiders help us more than they hurt us.
The newest species is named after the grad student pub Valhalla, on whose grounds it was found.
Rocky paths wend their way past the crumbling ruins of animal dens, making for a one-of-a-kind nature walk.
With posh hotels and restaurants and free museums, this historic area of Houston makes for an easy, elegant weekend escape.
Some idiots carved their names on prehistoric petroglyphs in Big Bend—and it's part of a disturbing spike in vandalism.
Every year, dozens of Texans report sightings of this elusive cat. But scientists are increasingly skeptical that it’s here at all.
Visiting a Japanese garden can bring peace and—especially in the winter months—quiet.
For a peaceful oasis, follow these tips from an expert at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.
Survivalist expert Bob Hansler found YouTube fame by testing his skills in the Texas wilderness. His biggest challenge was yet to come.
But many breeders say the new regulations go too far.
Need help saddling your 1,300-pound dromedary? The Southwest Camel Conference is the place to be.
On Kalahari’s thirty waterslides and lazy river, my kids and I took our first plunge into some kind of normalcy since the pandemic started.
Texans can see a living nativity at a cowboy church, take in animal-shaped lights at a big-city zoo, or ride a train to the North Pole.
The historic Stagecoach Inn undergoes its second remodel in three years—this time with a new old name. Overseeing it all is the Austin group known for some of the state's trendiest hotels.
Ready to commit murder most fowl?
With a creative scene that includes the classic Cadillac Ranch and vibrant downtown murals, this Panhandle city, home to a new boutique hotel, invites you to stay and enjoy the scenery.
Who says we don't have seasons? Fall foliage is a highlight along these paddling routes.
You’ll need the right kind of milkweed and plenty of patience.
The elusive, playful creature is even popping up in downtown Houston.
Why the fluffy-tailed rodents are making Texans nutty this year.
Sandra McKee loved the sixties sitcom so much that she and her husband built—and for years, lived in—an almost exact replica of 1313 Mockingbird Lane.
Take advantage of cooler weather along these picturesque jogging routes.
The ancient art of falconry is alive and well.
These courses are beautiful, fun for all skill levels, and are available to play at a great value. Fairways and greens!
For one long weekend each month, about 100,000 shoppers descend on this tiny North Texas town. In September, I was one of them.
Plus: a restaurant for avocado aficionados, a chill hip-hop track, and a gutting new #MeToo book.
Owners and employees of five haunted hotels describe their most unsettling encounters with less-than-corporeal guests.
So is a little fish that swam along the San Marcos River.
These fall fields of dreams across the state feature everything from train rides and corn mazes to campfires and pumpkin smashing.
Desert cacti, tropical orchids, towering live oaks—these tranquil spots teem with ever-changing flora. It’s time to plan a trip.
Where to stay, eat, shop, and play in this borderland city that’s rich in architectural wonders and divine dining.
These humble creatures don’t have the star power of ocelots and whooping cranes, but they’re just as crucial to their ecosystems.
Some of the healthiest coral communities in the world beckon off the Texas coast. Can unlikely allies save this undersea paradise?
From South Texas’s simple ocelot culverts to San Antonio’s pioneering land bridge, these passageways can reduce car accidents and help animals thrive.
Morgan Page and Dustin Rice spent nearly three years roaming the state for "Bones of Texas," which features images of long-gone communities.
Yes, it has fearsome pincers and shoots acid when threatened. But it’s essentially harmless!
The Hill Country offers fast-flowing streams and some nice bass. But for solitude and diversity of species, the creeks and bayous east of I-45 can’t be beat.
Plus: a Panhandle music label, a Dallas poetry podcast, and a groovy Khruangbin remix.
Where to eat, sleep, and sightsee in this town of 1,200 northwest of San Antonio.
Amenities galore? Check! Ocean views? Check! Two teen boys and my parents? Um ...
Hoof it to these parks with your steed (or someone else's).
They’ve been extinct for millions of years, so you'll just need a little imagination—and this handy guide.
Equestrians can ride their own steeds, or in a few cases rent them, on public lands across the state.
A West Texas oasis, the world's largest spring-fed pool has been closed for the better part of three years.
You can’t beat these San Antonio bars, hotels, and restaurants for water views and hospitality.
In Jacksonville, Palestine, and Tyler, local entrepreneurs cater to tourists looking for luxury (and a very fine slice of pie) amid the Piney Woods farms and fields.
Red Wolves Are on the Brink of Extinction, but a Texas Breeding Program May Help Them Make a Comeback
Fewer than twenty red wolves remain in the wild. At Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, biologists are trying to change that.
Conservationist Adam Black roams the state looking for endangered flora, which he shares with researchers around the world.
Plus, a psych-rock album and the pleasures of homegrown tomatoes.