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The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

…Waco, the Brazos River runs through the cotton plantation country that seeded the Republic of Texas in the 1800s. As…

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

…the farm is a warehouse foundation near Cottonwood Campground. Alvino Ybarra, who worked at the cotton gin and pumphouse, moved…

William Clark Green Finds a Muse in the People and Places of Small-Town Texas

William Clark Green Finds a Muse in the People and Places of Small-Town Texas

…every year, and one is Cotton Fest, which is the festival that I do in Lubbock. This will be our…

The Art, Spiritual Pursuit, & Culture of BBQ

The Art, Spiritual Pursuit, & Culture of BBQ

…the ripening of the cotton. There were often more cotton pickers than local residents for the several weeks it took…

10 Facts About the Texas State Flag

10 Facts About the Texas State Flag

…the 1962 Cotton Bowl between the Texas Longhorns and Ole Miss. Today, the massive flag can be seen at pre-game…

Going to the Chappell

Going to the Chappell

…bustling trade and distribution center. Cotton was king here until the Civil War and a yellow fever epidemic changed things…

Suburban Renewal: McKinney

Suburban Renewal: McKinney

…1876 courthouse, now reborn as the McKinney Performing Arts Center. These streets, which bustled in the 1870s when cotton made…

Texas Grit: How the Dust Bowl Changed the Course of History in the Texas Panhandle

Texas Grit: How the Dust Bowl Changed the Course of History in the Texas Panhandle

…depot’s original home about 25 miles southwest of Lubbock. Located on the edge of a cotton field, the historic Ropesville…

Welcome to Quitaque

Welcome to Quitaque

…at the intersection of Cottonwood and Los Lingos creeks. Here, more than a century ago, the valley’s lush grasses supported…

The Bashful Millionaire

The Bashful Millionaire

…Monroe joined his older brother Frank and Frank’s brother-in-law, Will Clayton, in the cotton-trading firm of Anderson, Clayton and Company….

Field of Screens: Texas Drive-ins

Field of Screens: Texas Drive-ins

…The sweet smell of cotton candy rides on the breeze, eliciting the sort of feelings that come with Ferris wheel…

New Braunfels: Unwind Time

New Braunfels: Unwind Time

…Antoinette Gruene, opened a mercantile store, cotton gin, and a gathering place, Gruene Hall, on the banks of the Guadalupe…

Paris, Anyone?

Paris, Anyone?

cotton merchant). Impressive only begins to describe the Hayden Collection of American Art & Furniture at Belle Cheniere (by appointment…

Attwater’s Prairie-Chickens

Attwater’s Prairie-Chickens

…cows, before the plows, before the fields of cotton and corn, this flat land of switchgrass, yellow Indian grass, little…

Calvert’s CocoaModa

Calvert’s CocoaModa

…from Galveston. By the 1950s, though, when the area’s cotton plantations were mechanized and work grew scarce, the town settled…

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