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Day Trips: Calera Chapel, Balmorhea

Calera Chapel, about 3 miles from Balmorhea State Park, is a holy site simply for its beauty against the West Texas desert landscape if for no other reason. Built around 1900, the white stucco walls of the small building with a belfry over the front door seem to glow against the blue sky.
AUSTIN, TX
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Premium Content is available to subscribers only. Please login here to access content or go here to purchase a subscription. In light of the Uvalde tragedy and several other recent mass shootings, what is your current stand on gun control?. Choices. Alpine Humane Society Pet of the Week is Oswald,...
ALPINE, TX
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Cowboys gave fans plenty to cheer about last week

Alpine Humane Society Pet of the Week is Oswald, a shy, sweet, tiny orange tabby who takes some time to warm up to new friends, but has never turned down pets. Oswald can seem a little standoffish at first, but a little scratch behind the ears will quickly win him over. He’s affectionate and sweet, and can always be heard purring. Oswald is great with other cats and kittens and will play with anyone. He’s honestly a little obsessed with bells, and can keep himself entertained for hours with just a jingly toy.
ALPINE, TX
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8 Reasons To Add Quaint Fort Davis, Texas To Your Big Bend Road Trip

Despite a population of just over 1,000 people, Fort Davis, Texas, ticks a surprising number of travel boxes. The West Texas town has a fascinating story for history lovers, rugged sky-island terrain for enthusiasts of mountain hiking, and a robust restaurant scene for foodies. For me, Fort Davis was a...
FORT DAVIS, TX
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Balmorhea State Park: The Complete Guide

In the high desert of west Texas, just a few miles off of I-10, the world’s largest spring-fed pool can be found. Located in Balmorhea State Park, the pool spans 1.3 acres and holds 3.5 million gallons of water. It was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1856, although the pool's water source—the 11,000-year-old San Solomon Springs—had been used by the Mescalero Apache, Mexican farmers, and other Indigenous groups long before that.
BALMORHEA, TX
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The Ultimate Guide to Stargazing in West Texas

In a world where most of us spend our time in big cities and suburbs, skies that are dark enough to see the dazzling Milky Way can be hard to come by. Speaking from personal experience, it wasn’t until adulthood that I saw it without light pollution, and I couldn’t believe my eyes.
WEST, TX
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