Saturday, January 6, 2018

Saving Sauceda House

An early 1900s ranch house in the middle of Big Bend Ranch State Park is showing its age. Texas Parks and Wildlife staff want to fix it up. Read about this historic structure and the repairs it needs.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

On the Road with Rover

Dogs make great traveling companions, but you want to find the right places to stay, eat and play. Try this Austin to Brenham road trip, with stops in between, in the latest issue of Texas Highways. 

The Hill Country on Two Wheels

Texas Bike Tours provides custom, guided rides around Austin and Fredericksburg, for all interests and abilities. It's a great way to see sights such as Luckenbach and the LBJ Ranch up close.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Meet the teams rescuing entangled whales

The U.S. had 123 confirmed entangled whale cases in 2016, probably only a fraction of the actual total. Read why entanglement is a problem for whales and how scientists are trying to solve the problem in my piece for Mental Floss. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Christmas in the Parks

Luminarias lining a stucco mission building, old-fashioned carols, lights strung across the deck. Texas state parks offer unique ways to celebrate the holidays and enjoy a bit of history or the great outdoors at the same time. Make one of these events your new Christmas tradition.

Monday, November 20, 2017

What do sharks do during a hurricane?

When 2017's powerful hurricanes roared across the ocean, did sharks and other marine life know what was coming? And, if so, what did they do about it? Find out in this piece for Men's Journal online. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Hurricane Harvey and the chickens

Record-breaking Hurricane Harvey caused widespread destruction along the Texas coast. In addition to the human toll, the storm also affected wildlife, including endangered species. This piece for Texas Climate News explains.