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Sketches of Paint Rock

People first passed near the present town of Paint Rock, in the rolling hills 30 miles east of San Angelo,…

Fort Worth’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing

If you want to see people making real money, head to northernmost Fort Worth and the Bureau of Engraving and…

Cooked in Kopperl

Summertime always brings stories about soaring temperatures in Texas. Residents of Kopperl, a tiny hamlet in northeastern Bosque County, won…

A Museum Honoring all Presidents in Odessa

Austin has President Lyndon B. Johnson’s museum and library. College Station has President George H.W. Bush’s museum and library. And…

No Ac-cow-nting for Taste

They appeared to walk around aimlessly, looking innocent until the right opportunity presented itself. Then, moving as quickly as they…

The Days of LBJ

Sam Johnson went to Austin on business one day–his home was about 50 miles west of Austin–and came back with…

Denton's Courthouse Square

The fully restored Denton County Courthouse rises from Denton’s shady square like a polished jewel from an arboreal setting, fittingly…

Waco's Historic Roundabout

Headed north on US 77, I grip the wheel tightly and yield at Waco’s circle, the most famous of Texas’…

Independence

When Empresario Stephen F. Austin, known today as “the Father of Texas,” received permission in 1821 to bring colonists from…

Black Sunday

Although dust storms were common across the southern Great Plains in the 1930s, the spring storms between 1935 and 1938…

Old Texas Gristmills

Do you remember the story of the little red hen? No one would help her do anything. “Then I’ll do…

Icehouses—Vintage Spaces with a Cool History

Cubes of ice clink brightly in a tall tumbler of iced tea. Ahhh, what a refreshing sound! The cold chills…
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