Best rivers in Texas: Llano River

6:31 pm Jul. 18, 2017

Of all the constant-flow Hill Country rivers, the Llano remains the least altered. As John Graves observes in “Texas Rivers, ” it is dammed only intermittently between its headwaters in Edwards and Sutton counties and

Best rivers in Texas: Angelina River

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

Best rivers in Texas: Big Cypress Bayou

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

Best rivers in Texas: Navasota River

5:15 pm Oct. 2, 2016

We first did the Navasota River by canoe. A blue, plastic canoe. We embarked below the dam at Lake Mexia, navigated several weirs, explored the elaborate Confederate Reunion Grounds, then disembarked at Fort Parker Lake (also known as

Best rivers in Texas: Buffalo Bayou, Part 1

11:22 am Sep. 17, 2016

Some readers might ask why we have included a bayou in our quest to trace 50 Texas rivers. Actually, it’s our second one. Years ago, we traced Bastrop Bayou in the tidelands of Brazoria County.

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