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Silver Stars and Six Shooters

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco has just opened for the day, and already nearly 100…

Colonial Cradle

During a recent archeological dig at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, workers trowelled through a small, rectangular slice…

Rodeo Royalty

Bull riding has been good to Ty Murray. But that doesn’t mean he wants to hop on the back of…

Unchained Melodies

Inside the administrative and archives office of the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville, I thumb through old photographs and booklets…

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…
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