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State of Music

No state is more musical than Texas, whose very geography seems to hum. Even the city names remind you of…

Singing a Story

It’s Wednesday evening at Cheatham Street Warehouse. Open guitar cases are scattered throughout the neon-lit barroom, the sign-up sheet for…

Ancient Pioneers

In a grassy cattle pasture near Florence, a rounded metal-frame structure covered with sturdy white canvas stands along Buttermilk Creek,…

Art Deco Achievement

Let’s say you’re among the millions of people who visit Fair Park in Dallas for the State Fair of Texas…

Piece of My Heart

This summer marks 50 years since a 23-year-old from Port Arthur moved to San Francisco to become a pioneering female…

Duded Up

Bucked off a bronc and knocked unconscious, Florence Hughes Randolph lay on a stretcher at the 1929 San Antonio Rodeo.…

Sailing On

Aboard the Tall Ship Elissa docked at Galveston’s Pier 21, two boys pause near the wide base of a towering…

The San Antonio Blues

Arguably the most monumental date in the history of recorded music in Texas was November 23, 1936, when Robert Johnson…

Harboring an Ancient Herd

Some 65,000 years ago, a small herd of female Columbian mammoths and their babies wandered through a grassland in what…

Life on the Farm

In the January 2016 issue of Texas Highways magazine, Associate Editor Matt Joyce shares his experiences at the Hog Butchering…

Of Pork and Posterity

Like most Texans, I grew up loving pork: bacon, bratwurst, ham, carnitas, chops, loin, hot dogs, baby-back ribs, breakfast patties,…

Haven for history

Houston businessman J.P. Bryan had been searching for the perfect site for a museum to showcase his immense collection of artifacts…
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