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Texas Grit: Dust Bowl Droughts

See related: Texas Grit Since the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s, the Texas Panhandle Plains region has experienced significant…

Texas Grit

The view from High Lonesome Lane is remarkably empty. The narrow dirt road cuts through the southern High Plains, traversing…

JFK: Looking Back on Nov. 22, 1963

The life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy are remembered on the anniversary of his tragic death on Nov.…

Los Algodones

The bloody American conflict didn’t reduce demand for southern cotton at textile mills in places like England, France, and even…

Stamps of Approval

My parents went to the Texas Centennial Exposition, and all they brought me were these six miniature Centennial stamps. Not…

JFK: Some things you never forget

I was sitting at the lunch counter of Coots’ Drugstore, at the corner of Marsh Lane and Walnut Hill Road…

Texas State Cemetery

When Austin traffic slows to a crawl on Interstate 35, as it often does, travelers can safely catch glimpses of…

"...Or We Shall Perish."

The memory of battle held strong in Texans’ minds as Seguín and others from San Antonio honored the Alamo heroes.…

Outlaws: Rebecca Rogers

Bank cashier Frank Jamison thought very little about the slight young woman, looking to be only seven-
teen or eighteen,…

Outlaws: The Maceo Brothers

Galveston became the largest city in Texas between 1830 and 1860, when shippers exported more cotton from its wharves than…

Outlaws: Dr. John R. Brinkley

Born in North Carolina in 1885, Brinkley attended a legitimate medical school in Chicago before dropping out and “finishing” his…

Outlaws: The Newton Boys

Growing up in rural West Texas during the early twentieth century, the four sons of Jim and Janetta Newton would…
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