Tourism

The Dallas Zoo Hatches a Baby Penguin
Doesn't it seem like animals reproduce and give birth all the time, and that it should be so routine that it's barely noticed?  Maybe that's the case in the wild, but when a baby is born in a zoo it's a big deal and a high five moment for the staff.
Budget Cuts May Force State Parks to Close
Here we go again. The legislative session is coming in January, and we're hearing the usual predictions of budgetary doom and gloom.  This year we are hearing that if the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department doesn't get the money it needs, nearly two dozen state parks may have to close…
Tall Ship Elissa in Dry Dock for Repairs
The "Official Tall Ship of Texas", the Elissa, has been pulled into a shipyard dry dock in Texas City to get a much needed overhaul - stem to stern, as they say.  Let's just say that at the ripe old age of 135, Elissa's mileage is showing.
10 Fun and Romantic Fall Getaways
We tend to associate the end of summer and the arrival of fall with going back to school or getting back to work, as the vacation season is over. But that doesn’t have to be the case. The northern hemisphere contains some pretty remarkable fall destinations, perfect for weekend adven…
Anger Over Lake Naconiche Publicity Stunt
The Lufkin News reports some Nacogdoches County landowners and fisher folk are upset, and say they felt betrayed when county commissioners allowed a popular Texas bass fishing TV show early access to Lake Naconiche several days before the official opening date.

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