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Four Winns Ranch

J ames Buchanan “Buck” Winn, Jr. was one of Texas’ most well-known regionalist artists of the mid 1900s. Also an accomplished sculptor, inventor, architect, professor, and pilot, Winn’s art can, to this day, be found in a multitude of cultural sites throughout Texas and beyond—most notably “The History of Ranching”, a record-setting 280-foot mural originally at the Pearl Brewery and …

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Welcome to wildfire season! Currently, only 22% of Texas is under drought conditions—a relatively low amount compared to previous years. However, as of June 17, 2020, there are already three large woodland fires burning in Texas covering 11,223 acres. As the quintessential hot and dry Texas summer conditions ramp up, grasses and brush will dry out and soon become dangerous …

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Deer Park Trailhead officially opened on National Trails Day

Because of you – our supporters, partner organizations, volunteers, and the Deer Park Neighborhood Association – the Deer Park Trailhead of the Violet Crown Trail (VCT) is now open! More than 60 people celebrated the grand opening on National Trails Day (June 2) and was a smashing success. Three trail tours, led by Hill Country Conservancy staff, George Cofer, Butch …