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Rest in Peace: Grave Sites of Famous Texans

  Someday, each of us will lay our worldly burden down. each of us, someday, will take that long last…

To Err is Human, to Correct, Divine

Born in San Antonio in 1924, Bette Clair McMurray dreamed of becoming an artist, but World War II changed her…

Governor Willie

Texas’ oil booms attracted remarkable characters, and every boom town had its own. In Kilgore (see story, page 12), the…

Famous Texans Reveal What They Love About Texas

Texas celebrities tell what they love most about their home state. Their choices reveal a lot about the ties that…

Speaking of Texas History

Popular as it is—and it has long been our readers’ favorite column—Speaking of Texas is a gate-crasher where this magazine’s…

Alfred Giles, Architect

Alfred Giles (1853-1920), a well-known Texas architect of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was commissioned in 1881 to…

Lubbock Remembers its Hometown Rock-'n'-Roll Legend

Lubbock visitors looking for reminders of Buddy Holly don't have to look far. For starters, one of the main downtown…

Beer-swilling Goat, Clay Henry

In 1992, the fun-loving folks of Lajitas pronounced a spotted Spanish goat their mayor. No ordinary goat, Mayor Clay Henry…

We Shall Overcome

The fight is on!" With this slogan, civil rights organizer Juanita Shanks Craft publicized her struggle for the rights of…

Rose of Honor

While the facts surrounding the Yellow Rose of Texas legend remain elusive, no one disputes the esteem in which "the…

Fluent Speaker of Baseball

Hubbard native Tristram E. Speaker overcame a serious childhood injury to become one of the greatest baseball players of all…
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