Go on a Nature Conservancy adventure during lunch

3:46 pm Mar. 30, 2017

The Nature Conservancy Lunch is one midday repast that I rarely miss.

Folks from worlds of business, government and conservation gather in a big room each year to hear about measurable results around the state from this nonpartisan, science-based advocacy

Accessing the Angelina River in Texas

8:38 pm Mar. 16, 2017

The Angelina was the last of the larger Texas rivers traced during our 10-year program to follow 50 of them from their sources to their mouths, or vice versa. Actually, it was also the last river

Crawling along Big Cypress Bayou in Texas

7:10 pm Mar. 16, 2017

Big Cypress Bayou is perhaps best known these days as the source of scenic Caddo Lake, often called the only natural lake in Texas. Yet, as the displays on the walls of Caddo Lake State Park demonstrate, its

1921-2016: Farmer, leader Rubert Ceder dies

9:44 am Nov. 28, 2016

Farmer. Auctioneer. Tax collector. County leader. Park land banker.

Rubert Ceder, who died Nov. 23, was many things to Austin and Travis County. His Swedish family worked the land east of the city continuously since the 1870s.

Austinite wins national butterfly photo contest

7:39 pm Nov. 27, 2016

A dainty picture of a butterfly netted $500 for Austin’s Julie Shaw, who says she will buy another camera lens for herself, or maybe a camera for her husband with her winnings.

“He is not really