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A Hotel Haunted by a Ghost Cat and Other Spooky Tales in New Braunfels
Just as we were leaving the restaurant on the outskirts of New Braunfels, we saw a black sky turn purple and flash with thunderbolts.
A Musical About El Camino Real de las Tejas Cranks Out a Colorful History
There are two great stories of Texas, as far as Brian Beattie is concerned. One is the Alamo, about which much has been written, honored, preserved, and mythologized.
Austin’s Broken Spoke Dance Hall Finally Gets Its Texas Historical Marker
On what would have been James M. White’s 83rd birthday, friends of the White family, local musicians, politicians, and press, along with longtime patrons, gathered in the dirt parking lot under the storied oak tree outside the Broken Spoke in Austin.
Pop Culture and History Converge on Fort Worth’s Stars of the Stockyards Tour
When drovers headed cattle north up the Chisholm Trail in the late 19th century, Fort Worth was the last stop for supplies before crossing the Red River and entering Native American territories.
Editor’s Note: Happy Trails
Over the last decade, Senior Managing Editor Matt Joyce has written dozens of stories about Texas’ majestic landscapes, charismatic people, and multifaceted history.
How a Native Texan Made Traditional Turkish Footwear a Sought-after Brand in Marfa
Travel has a profound influence on Dallas-born, New York-based entrepreneur Mickey Ashmore. Not only has the 35-year-old developed an astute personal style and thorough worldview from his far-and-wide travels to places like Turkey, Africa, and across Texas, it has also charted the course of his professional life, inspiring a popular shoe line and an expanding collection of luxury goods with his company Sabah.
Our Readers’ Favorite Stories from 2022
In a state as big and as unique as Texas, there’s always more to learn. This year, our readers loved stories about deep-rooted Texans, from historical legends to enduring communities to native species.
When the Most Endangered Places in Texas Hits a Little Too Close to Home
The rallying cry resounded from one of the most beloved spots on the Texas coast. “We need your help!
The Trailblazing Story of Legendary Rancher Charles Goodnight Comes to Life at Houston Exhibition
Legendary Texas rancher Charles Goodnight was born in Illinois on March 5, 1836. One day later, in San Antonio de Bexar, the Alamo fell to the Mexican army.