Category: Geography


  • Goodenough Springs, 1941

    One of the side benefits of my dad’s recent retirement (which he didn’t get around to until his 80s) is the discovery of all sorts of things...

  • Pedernales Falls State Park

    On rare occasion I’ll come across a spring that I just don’t want you to be able to find. But the tax dollars that the Texas leadership,...

  • Del Rio Preview

    A few weeks ago I drove out to the edge of Texas with photographer Sarah Wilson, along the way visiting some of the state’s largest springs...

  • Hot Wells

    In early 1900s Texas, taking the waters was a universal pastime. Society members frequented Mineral Wells near Forth Worth, while syphilitics...

  • Goodenough Springs

    Like humans, springs are mortal. The cause of death may be natural or manmade, over decades or eons.  Though on rare occasion, they are buried...

  • San Solomon Springs

    State Highway 17 connects two oases in far west Texas. At one end is Marfa, legend of American postmodernism. At the other, Balmorhea State Park...

  • The Dry Devil’s

    A forty-degree day in West Texas is cruel enough in February. In October, it’s a message to get gone. But in Junction, Texas there aren’t...

  • Fort Clark Springs

    Driving Route 90 West from San Antonio, there’s not a whole lot to draw the eye other than wind turbines and border patrol surveillance stations....

  • Ballard Springs

    The Texas Panhandle’s not a place where most people expect to find springs. This is Dust Bowl territory. It’s cotton growing, oil pumping,...

  • San Felipe Springs

    There are times when, if you look at a person with particular care, you can see them as they will be in their old age, a frailer and smaller...

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