Artist Billy Hassell has always enjoyed natural things and natural places. And over the years, his work has increasingly explored those subjects and been embraced by conservationists at the Nature Conservancy and the Audubon Society. When Texas State Parks turned one hundred, Hassell was one of the artists commissioned to capture the beauty of our parks. In this latest dispatch from Texas Country Reporter, the artist visits the newest park—Palo Pinto Mountains State Park—and reflects on why Texans need natural spaces.