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For the Love of the Lyric

Among the many good reasons to visit downtown Galveston, one of the more obscure, but best, is a passion for…

Prehistoric Painters

The desert canyonlands formed by the Rio Grande, Devil’s, and Pecos rivers may appear inhospitable to travelers driving west of…

Rock Art Resources

If you’re interested in learning more about the ancient canyon-dwellers and rock art of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands, here are…

‘Conquer or Perish’

When Houston Businessman Jesse H. Jones approached the federal government for money to help build the San Jacinto Monument in…

Tracing General Sam's Piney Woods

After crossing the Red River into Texas in December of 1832, Sam Houston’s first stop was the city of Nacogdoches,…

Due West

The late, great Texan Dolph Briscoe Jr. loved his native land as much as anyone who gazed upon the storied…

Monument to Texas

Approaching the awe-inspiring Texas Capitol, I always feel a little small—but in a good way.

There's No Place Like Floore's

It’s been 50 years, give or take, since a clean-shaven, copper-locked singer-songwriter from up past Waco first took the stage…

Texas State Cemetery

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

A Courthouse Reborn

There’s renovation the way most of us do it—repainting the front door, updating the fixtures in the bathroom, hanging new…
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