Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

History's Hamburgers

Love this photo from the Tumblr Switching Over to AM of a man at a hamburger stand in Alpine, Texas in 1939.

Photo credit: Russell Lee.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Morning in Marfa

A gorgeous morning sky shot from Tom Michael of Marfa. How many people do you know that can say they wake up to a view like this?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Nature Conservancy Roadrunner 101

Roadrunners are born to run! These birds move at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour, and they're excellent hunters. They can even catch and eat rattlesnakes! Get more info here >>  Photo © Ralph Arvesen/flickr — with Graciana Imas.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

PinkBike Digs West Texas

Our organization helped bring the team of Chris Reichel, Devon Balet, Dejay Birtch and Josh Smith. to Far West Texas and now it's featured in PinkBike! Thanks to all who helped show the world what great mountain biking we've got! Photos by Devon Balet. 

Monday, December 08, 2014

Valentine's in Valentine

The annual Big Bend Brewing Co. Valentine's in Valentine early-bird tickets are now available for sale. Click on the link to purchase.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Home Sticky Home

Melinda Gill Black‎ sent us this pic of a wicked Cholla cactus with a delicate bird's nest tucked inside at Big Bend Ranch State Park. My guess is a Cactus Wren. Your guess?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sea of Grass in Ft. Davis

Pam Rendall-Bass took a road trip with her girlfriends last November and ended up with this breathtaking shot just outside Ft. Davis. Gorgeous! ‎

Monday, November 17, 2014

Vacation Snaps at Cibolo

Savvy Dallasite Veletta Forsythe Lill recently traveled to Far West Texas and among her many gorgeous vacation shots is this one of Cibolo Creek Ranch. Check it out next time you're around!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bravo, Marfa!

Just your typical spectacular sunset taken on Highland Avenue, Marfa's main street. If you haven't experienced a mind-blowing West Texas sunset, you haven't lived!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Wild, Wild West

The site Old West Postcards has these fun images of Border Patrol in El Paso taking down some smugglers in the 1930s.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014


I should know this by now, or at least not feel a sense of surprise: detours can bring great rewards. Usually we're on a mission and can't be distracted by a simple green sign with an arrow saying, "Historic Marker." Appointments loom, and there isn't time for wandering. And, sometimes a marker seems to direct you to look at nothing, or at something that is no longer there.

Friday, November 07, 2014

The weekend is here. For you: great porches around the region!

Starlight Theatre/
Terlingua Trading Company

Our region is blessed with quiet and a pace of life that's invites a slowing down.  What better way to shed the stresses of the city, than to find a great porch and contemplate the scenery or watch people or critters?  Here's a roll call of some of our favorite porches in the region...but by no means is it an exhaustive list.  Let us know if you've found a favorite of your own!

Historic Hotel Limpia in Fort Davis