The Northwest Corner of Texas - Near Clayton, New Mexico
The Northwest Corner of Texas Some say life is best when you're "deep in the heart of Texas." Well, today I didn't get anywhere near the heart, but I did
stand on the northwesternmost edge of the Lone Star State. With the wind slamming against me, I thought about bluebonnets, longhorns,
and those lovable Houston Oilers whom I miss. My soul sang.
Directions: From Clayton, New Mexico, travel east out of town on U.S. Highway 412 as if you're heading to Boise City, Oklahoma. Turn off
on Rinker Road (some maps name it Texas State Line Road) and pull over. Your smartphone mapping system might show the corner
in the middle of the highway, but it is not. The marker is approximately three feet off the pavement. My photos and videos below give all details.
To think of all the people who speed by who probably have no idea how close they come to Northwest Texas glory!