Tag Archives: Texas

City Views: ‘Houston – Texas’ (4K UHD Video)

Houston is a large metropolis in Texas, extending to Galveston Bay. It’s closely linked with the Space Center Houston, the coastal visitor center at NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex. The city’s relatively compact Downtown includes the Theater District, home to the renowned Houston Grand Opera, and the Historic District, with 19th-century architecture and upscale restaurants.

Morning News Podcast: U.S. Covid Deaths At 500K, Biden Cabinet Nominees

The U.S. is nearing 500,000 deaths from COVID-19, almost a year since the country’s first death from the disease.

Also, Judge Merrick Garland finally gets a confirmation hearing, but this time it is to take the role of President Biden’s attorney general. And, Texans who were fortunate enough to have power last week during a devastating winter storm are now facing massive electricity bills. Why?

Morning News Podcast: Texas Drinking Water Probelms, Biden Speech

In Texas the power is back after several days for most of the population, but now they have to worry about whether the water is safe after treatment plants were temporarily offline.

 Also, President Biden gives his first speech to world leaders. He wants to move beyond his predecessor’s “America First” policies. And, Native American tribes have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. But tribes are quickly and efficiently vaccinating their communities.

Morning News Podcast: Damaged Power Grids In Texas, Republican Battles

New winter storm threatens fragile power grids in Texas, Trump and McConnell wrestle for the future of the Republican party, and why you shouldn’t store your food outside if you lose power.

Morning News Podcast: Texas Power Failure, Biden Covid Vaccine Rollout

A historic winter storm swept across the U.S., hitting particularly hard in Texas, where millions were left without power in record low temperatures. 

Also, President Biden held a town hall as part of a tour to sell Americans and Congress on his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. And, an impending deadline for U.S. troop withdrawal in Afghanistan is putting pressure on President Biden to make a choice his predecessors could not.

Wildlife Views: Black Bear Steals Acorns From Woodpecker In Big Bend National Park, Texas

There are many reasons Big Bend is good for bears and this is one of them.

Big Bend National Park is in southwest Texas and includes the entire Chisos mountain range and a large swath of the Chihuahuan Desert. The Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive leads to the ruins of Sam Nail Ranch, now home to desert wildlife. The Santa Elena Canyon, carved by the Rio Grande, features steep limestone cliffs. Langford Hot Springs, near the Mexican border, has pictographs and the foundations of an old bathhouse.

Views: ‘Whitehall Ranch’ Near Houston, Texas

The rolling hills and quiet pastoral setting of Whitehall, Texas have a wonderful secret – the 656± acre Whitehall Ranch, a master-planned ranch property with architectural consistency throughout every improvement within commuting distance to Houston or College Station.

Despite a very private and pristine setting, the ranch is easily accessed via Highway 6 and the new Highway 249 extension. Anchored by a private, family compound tucked into a natural protected setting, Whitehall Ranch reflects the thoughtful merger of inspiration and architecture. The main residence, two guest homes, and pool complex are a masterpiece of design and modern luxury with soaring ceilings and wall-to-wall windows.

No mechanical or aesthetic detail was overlooked. Terraced landscaping and manicured grasses offer a Zen-like setting among architectural symmetry and dramatic lines. The ranch is an incredible place to take pleasure in a multitude of year-round activities and to relax in luxury and savor the amazing scenery. The owner was in no rush to get this right and went to, and continues to go to, extraordinary lengths to ensure this ranch’s place among Texas’s finest properties.

Aerial Travel: ‘Austin – Texas’ (4K Video)

Austin is the state capital of Texas, an inland city bordering the Hill Country region. Home to the University of Texas flagship campus, Austin is known for its eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and boating. South of the city, Formula One’s Circuit of the Americas raceway has hosted the United States Grand Prix.

Aerial Travel: ‘Austin – Texas’ (4K Video)

Austin is the state capital of Texas, an inland city bordering the Hill Country region. Home to the University of Texas flagship campus, Austin is known for its eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and boating. South of the city, Formula One’s Circuit of the Americas raceway has hosted the United States Grand Prix. 

Aerial Travel Video: ‘Dallas – Texas’

Dallas, a modern metropolis in north Texas, is a commercial and cultural hub of the region. Downtown’s Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza commemorates the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. In the Arts District, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Crow Collection of Asian Art cover thousands of years of art. The sleek Nasher Sculpture Center showcases contemporary sculpture.