Realizing one’s true calling in life sometimes takes time. With most college students, it takes a semester or two — maybe even a year or three — to fully understand where they’d like to devote their talents. A sampling of classes and the direction of dedicated parents, professors and friends and suddenly it all seems to make sense. For Casey Jackson, who spent his formative years in the New Waverly Independent School District, that realization

There are close to 80,000 miles of highway in the Lone Star State, and at first glance it seems like former Texas Highways Magazine photo editor J. Griffis Smith has traveled and photographed all of them. A full retrospective and book highlighting Smith’s 30-year career entitled “On the Road with Texas Highways: A Tribute to True Texas” are currently on display at the Katy & E. Don Walker Education Center and offer viewers a glimpse

I could feel it the moment I woke up on Saturday morning. For once, the usual lack of sleep and nagging feeling that I’m going to forget something important gave way to a nervous excitement I couldn’t contain. It was game day for the Bearkats and the road was waiting. The five-hour drive through quiet, back-country roads and unfamiliar, swamp-lined highways would usually garner my full attention as a photographer, but today, my eyes are