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Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

…settlements such as La Coyota, Terlingua de Abajo, and El Ojito—all since lost to time. Adobe construction was popular at…

The History of Glen Rose Can Be Told Through Its Prehistoric Petrified Wood

The History of Glen Rose Can Be Told Through Its Prehistoric Petrified Wood

…utilizing petrified wood—ancient trees turned to stone—in the construction of homes, businesses, walls, wells, and other structures. The Somervell County…

The Lost History of Texas Granite that Never Made it to the Capitol

The Lost History of Texas Granite that Never Made it to the Capitol

…used for the $34.7 million construction project. Because most of the labor used to quarry the granite from Marble Falls…

After Three Years, the Grass House at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site Returns

After Three Years, the Grass House at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site Returns

…have done to an unsound structure. Construction began on a second one, but it was never completed. Then the tornado…

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

…the Pines reservoir. The construction was part of a frenzy of dam building across the state, with the goal of…

At the Toilet Seat Art Museum in The Colony, You’ll Feel Moved By the Creativity

At the Toilet Seat Art Museum in The Colony, You’ll Feel Moved By the Creativity

…the construction and installation of the museum and held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the family. “He’s a stoic man, he’s…

Can the Sugar Land Space Cowboys Help Houston Embrace Its True Nickname?

Can the Sugar Land Space Cowboys Help Houston Embrace Its True Nickname?

…was not all: In 1965, construction was completed on the Astrodome, and not long after that, Astros owner Judge Roy…

Onera Offers an Opulent Twist on Glamping in Fredericksburg

Onera Offers an Opulent Twist on Glamping in Fredericksburg

…treehouses called Cypress Valley on Lake Travis near Austin. Construction on Onera began in January 2021, and eight units opened…

Spring Road Trips: Scenic Drives, the Gulf Coast, Big Bend, and the ‘Eiffel Tower’ Await

Spring Road Trips: Scenic Drives, the Gulf Coast, Big Bend, and the ‘Eiffel Tower’ Await

…Plus, you’ll be avoiding the horrible, interminable interstate highway construction in Waco. Granted, SH 16 is a longer way and…

Where Independence Was Won

Where Independence Was Won

…yards of concrete was poured each minute, construction required three years, starting during the state’s centennial year. The grand opening…

Madera Canyon Trail

Madera Canyon Trail

…as well as the largest private observatory in the country, under construction behind the home of a local comet specialist….

Shifting Sands of Monahans

Shifting Sands of Monahans

…and more under construction, but Monahans has been a stopping place long before people started traveling just for the fun…

Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

construction in the mid-1960s.) Designed to explore the solar system, the configuration of mirror and instrumentation produces a light-gathering power…

Holiday Lights: Glimmer, Glitter, Glow

Holiday Lights: Glimmer, Glitter, Glow

…at the Dollywood amusement park). The design, carving, and basic construction took place at the famed Erzgebirge-Palace in Mainz, Germany,…

True, Texas: What is it? Where is it?

True, Texas: What is it? Where is it?

…reconstruction of the third floor and the return of a corner tower and other architectural details. The impressive edifice shines…

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