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Rio South Texas: Nature’s Wonders

Rio South Texas: Nature’s Wonders

February 29, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

The Rio Grande Valley nature scene is filled with many wildlife hot spots. We’ll continue our tour of the top nature hot spots in the Rio Grande Valley with a visit to the World Birding Center. The World Birding Center (WBC) The World Birding Center (WBC) is a network of nine unique birding sites in […]

San Antonio River Walk: Jewel of the City

San Antonio River Walk: Jewel of the City

February 12, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

San Antonio is best known for being the Home of the Alamo and the San Antonio River, the center points of numerous activities in the downtown area. The river actually has its headwaters in northern San Antonio and travels southward through the city. The Alamo is part of a chain of five Spanish missions that […]

Tip of Texas

Tip of Texas

December 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The Lower Rio Grande Valley rolls out the red carpet for snowbirds. This is Shangri-la, a subtropical paradise, where the average annual T-shirt and shorts temperature is 74 degrees with an average rainfall of only 23.2 inches. This area of extreme deep-south Texas is actually more of a delta than a valley. There are no […]

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

December 21, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

It’s that time of year again. The Christmas countdown has begun! While the holidays bring with it lots of love, time spent with family and friends, good food, and more, it can also bring stress—most from the gift exchange. Trying to find the perfect gift for someone can get frustrating. But if you’re still looking […]

Hairy, Crazy Ants Are On the Move

Hairy, Crazy Ants Are On the Move

November 5, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Do you hate fire ants? Well, the good news is that fire ants have practically been wiped out in parts of America. The bad news is they were wiped out by something much, much worse: the crazy, hairy ants—and they’re on the move and no one’s really sure what to do about it. The flea-sized […]

San Antonio: An Enchanting City

San Antonio: An Enchanting City

October 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Texas is big, beautiful, and diverse. It’s easy to think of Texas as a whole country—800 miles wide and nearly that far from north to south. The state encompasses sunny seacoast to mile-high mountains, dense forests to cactus-studded desert, and great cities to small villages and towns. Texas is the only state that was once […]

Texas Coastal Bend Readies for Winter Texans

Texas Coastal Bend Readies for Winter Texans

September 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With most of the U.S. and Canada ending their summer vacations as families get ready to head back to school many snowbirds have started planning and gearing up for another winter in the U.S. Sunbelt. Warm weather hubs such as Ol’ Airy Zonie, Southern California, Florida, and Texas are top destinations for their predictable warm […]

Island of Endless History: Galveston, TX

Island of Endless History: Galveston, TX

August 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the oldest cities in Texas and a major port, Galveston sits on a barrier island two miles offshore, surrounded by 32 miles of sandy beaches, numerous attractions, and one of the largest and best-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the United States. Galveston Island has been occupied for thousands of years, serving as […]

An Angel in Cowboy Boots

July 11, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

On our next-to-the-last stage in driving across Texas, we left San Antonio the day before and drove to Fort Stockton, where we spent the night. Making sure that we had a full tank the next morning, we headed northwest out of Fort Stockton on Route 285. We knew that it would be 49 miles to […]

Tornadoes: The What, When & Where

Tornadoes: The What, When & Where

May 4, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. People, recreational vehicles, cars, and even buildings may be hurled aloft by tornado-force winds—or simply blown away. Most injuries and deaths are caused by flying debris. A tornado is a vertical funnel of violently rotating air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes are capable […]

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