Cresting the Wave

“A surfer comes to grips with a dark family secret born from the swells near Bob Hall Pier.”

Author: Joe Hagan
Source: Texas Highways
Published: Oct 28, 2021
Length: 13 minutes (3,307 words)

The Original Cowboys

“In those days, a day in the life of a vaquero began early and often ended in pain. In this part of South Texas the Spanish once called El Desierto de los Muertos, or The Desert of the Dead, the summer heat is like a blowtorch, and the land, thick with mesquite and cactus, can rip a rider’s legs apart without the right protection.”

Source: Texas Highways
Published: Aug 26, 2021
Length: 11 minutes (2,834 words)

Feel Right at Home

“Now I live near Brushy Creek instead of the Seine or the Pacific, and I’m not the first to make that sharp midlife turn from the city to the suburbs. “

Source: Texas Highways
Published: Apr 7, 2021
Length: 12 minutes (3,029 words)

On Getting Lost

A journey through the Big Thicket of Texas.

Source: Texas Highways
Published: Feb 1, 2020
Length: 9 minutes (2,457 words)

The Stars at Night

Texas has some of the country’s highest nighttime light emission, and concenred Texans are working hard to save their night skies from the effects of light pollution.

Source: Texas Highways
Published: Dec 1, 2019
Length: 10 minutes (2,687 words)