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10 Facts About the Texas State Flag

10 Facts About the Texas State Flag

…(red), purity (white), and loyalty (blue). Upon the flag’s adoption in 1839, it was proposed that the red stand for…

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

a chunk of lost sunset red granite, don’t lose heart. Some rocks are still scattered along the Brushy Creek Greenbelt,…

Shumla Treks Offer a Revealing Look at the Ancient Rock Art of Southwest Texas

Shumla Treks Offer a Revealing Look at the Ancient Rock Art of Southwest Texas

…Other rock art types are Red Linear Style, which often features tiny stick figure hunters; Red Monochrome Style, which is…

Spring Road Trips : From Kolaches to the Comanche to the Kings Highway

Spring Road Trips : From Kolaches to the Comanche to the Kings Highway

…in the January 2022 issue of Texas Highways, I’ve conjured a more specific, pared-down Quanah Parker Trail. The first Quanah…

Texas Humor’s Founder Jay B. Sauceda Considers the Texas Identity

Texas Humor’s Founder Jay B. Sauceda Considers the Texas Identity

…book titled A Mile Above Texas—capture the vermilion ribbon of the Red River, the snaky Sabine cutting a border with…

Find Dinosaur Tracks and Ax-Throwing on a Weekend Getaway to Glen Rose

Find Dinosaur Tracks and Ax-Throwing on a Weekend Getaway to Glen Rose

…Paluxy River. In the bed of that same river in 1909, a local boy discovered fossilized dinosaur tracks. Visitors today…

Celebrating Pride Month in Small Town Texas

Celebrating Pride Month in Small Town Texas

…of the Pride Corpus Christi board of directors, explains that not only did an incredible amount of people show up…

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

…cancer, the numerous surgeries, the chemo, and the radiation with incredible strength and profound grace. I spent those two years…

A Caribbean Native Finds a Connection to Home in Corpus Christi

A Caribbean Native Finds a Connection to Home in Corpus Christi

…vibrant red painting the interior of my eyelids tells me the sun is there, shining fiercely. I feel its heat…

From Bluebonnets to Pecans to Domino Game? Texas Can’t Get Enough of Its State Symbols

From Bluebonnets to Pecans to Domino Game? Texas Can’t Get Enough of Its State Symbols

…accredited by the state, Texas leads the nation in making official our adoration of flowers, mammals, cultural practices, trees, crustaceans,…

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

…mirroring the iron oxide-rich red clay soil of the surrounding Rolling Plains. Seventy air miles east of Haskell, near Graham,…

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

…travelled, less billboarded, and less congested—and usually worth the extra hour whenever I-35 was jammed up. Alas, US 281 is…

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

…Mississippi River drainage, including the Sabine, Neches, and Red rivers. One of their strongholds was Caddo Lake, an intricate system…

OroBianco Cultures Small-Town Texas With the Italian Tradition of Slow Food

OroBianco Cultures Small-Town Texas With the Italian Tradition of Slow Food

…Floresville to form a partnership after learning rancher Jason Peeler kept several water buffalo. “I’d acquired them from an acquaintance…

50 Years Ago, Willie Nelson United Cowboys and Hippies at the Armadillo World Headquarters

50 Years Ago, Willie Nelson United Cowboys and Hippies at the Armadillo World Headquarters

…band. He was known, after all, as the guy who mentored rock star Janis Joplin at his Threadgill’s Tavern on…

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