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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

…the Palo Pinto Mountains and Possum Kingdom Lake, the first major impoundment on the Brazos, dammed in 1941. Covering 17,000…

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

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

…contending the former unaffiliated minor league baseball club had “an all-time great nickname,” probably among “the most place-appropriate nicknames in…

In the Ballpark: A TH moment with Nolan Ryan

In the Ballpark: A TH moment with Nolan Ryan

…know the name “Nolan Ryan.” The legendary Texas pitcher–the only player in the Major League to have his uniform retired…

Think Texas Is Hot? Here Are 8 Reasons Why It’s Hotter Than You Think

Think Texas Is Hot? Here Are 8 Reasons Why It’s Hotter Than You Think

…Football League. They’re also on an upward trend, from a 6-10 record in 2020 to 12-5 in 2021. Maybe if…

Kinky Friedman Introduces Gold Star Kids to the Land That Shaped Him

Kinky Friedman Introduces Gold Star Kids to the Land That Shaped Him

…the tragedy and trauma. TH: Tell us about the changes at Echo Hill Ranch. KF: That’s been the major move…

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

…hardwoods. But in 1959, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dammed the lake’s major tributary to create the Lake O’…

Fly Fishing Is Taking off in Texas Rivers

Fly Fishing Is Taking off in Texas Rivers

Brazos River. Photo by Kenny Braun. Fifteen major rivers and many hundreds of miles of smaller streams run across Texas,…

Roman Bust Discovered In Texas Dishes On Life As a Famous Antiquity

Roman Bust Discovered In Texas Dishes On Life As a Famous Antiquity

…a major character in his play Antony and Cleopatra. TH: Let’s get back to you and your life. Antiquities experts…

The Wild Extremes Texas Photographers Go To for Thrilling Storm Shots

The Wild Extremes Texas Photographers Go To for Thrilling Storm Shots

With major contributions to the two most famous tornado movies of all time, Texans loom over the cinematic subgenre of…

How Prison Labor Helped Build the Texas Capitol in the 1880s

How Prison Labor Helped Build the Texas Capitol in the 1880s

…used unpaid prison laborers, primarily African Americans, to work the quarries. This caused a major dust-up with the International Association…

The Spirit of Diamond Bessie Lives On In New Novel Inspired By Jefferson’s Famous Murder Trial

The Spirit of Diamond Bessie Lives On In New Novel Inspired By Jefferson’s Famous Murder Trial

…at the time was a major river port and larger than Dallas. Locals, dazzled by Moore’s looks and jewelry, gave…

A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

…This dam is one of only three major dams that interrupt and regulate the flow of the Brazos along its…

Around the Horn

Around the Horn

…history of Major League Baseball, surpassed only by that of Ty Cobb, Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby (1896-1963) remains one…

A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

…survived the storm relatively unscathed.” But even a single sail can be a major undertaking. A nationally recognized sailmaker, Jim…

Good Times = Good Works

Good Times = Good Works

…every other imaginable form of detritus. The vast majority of it travels here on currents that enter the Gulf of…

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