#Summer 2021

Picnic on the Prairie

Staging the “perfect” picnic involves careful planning. One can certainly enjoy takeout at a local…

Big Smiles and Catfish for Miles

Take a drive down Interstate 20 (I-20) in Parker County, and at the Brazos River…

More than 100 Years of Recreation Preserved in the State Archives

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission holds many records related to the broader history…

Swimming Holes Offer a Natural Escape

Texas Historical Commission (THC) markers across the Lone Star State note that Native Americans frequented…

Downtown Austin’s Waterfront

Most Texas downtowns don’t have waterfront views, but then again, Downtown Austin isn’t like most…

Banking on It

Like a green artery running through the heart of Kerrville, the Guadalupe River has pumped…

Paddling Texas

Engage your core, steady your abdominal muscles, and push the paddle away from your body…

Caddo Lake – Shallow Waters & Deep History

Golden hour in East Texas – when the soon setting sun illuminates the Spanish moss…

In the Heart of the Lost Pines

Bastrop, known as ‘the heart of the lost pines’, is among the oldest towns in…

Official State Sea Turtle of Texas

In 2013, science teacher Katie Blaser led the “Green Team” of fourth graders at Galveston’s…