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Roadside Oddity: How a Champion Baton Twirler Inspired Benavides’ Welcome Sign

Roadside Oddity: How a Champion Baton Twirler Inspired Benavides’ Welcome Sign

…“Bonnie” Palacios today, you’d be hard-pressed to learn she’s a six-time world champion baton twirler. In 1980, at just 10…

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

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

…Indians, it was burned down, and today the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site marks the village and ceremonial center of…

In Houston, Crawfish Season Is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

In Houston, Crawfish Season Is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

…of the two flashpoints for today’s Bayou City crawfish inferno. The other, Ray Hay’s Cajun Po’ Boys, opened in 1972…

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

…seat soon became known as the “Petrified City.” Today, some four dozen of the stone-tree structures remain standing. “It’s a…

10 Facts About the Texas State Flag

10 Facts About the Texas State Flag

Texas flags at the 60th Annual Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo. Photo by Will van Overbeek Today is National Flag…

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

…the rich soils on the Rio Grande’s northern bank in the late 1800s. Where visitors today see fields of creosote,…

Absent Since 2009, Piggly Wiggly Stores Are Reappearing in East Texas

Absent Since 2009, Piggly Wiggly Stores Are Reappearing in East Texas

…supermarket. Locations spread so fast that by 1920 there were five in San Antonio alone. Today, Stacey Rogers manages the…

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

A Century of Recorded Country Music Started With Texas Fiddler Eck Robertson

A Century of Recorded Country Music Started With Texas Fiddler Eck Robertson

…is best known today for a specific achievement. When the musician from Vernon stepped into a New York City studio…

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

…and the business remains in the family today. Blondie Calderon, Ray Price’s pianist, vibes player, and bandleader for 34 years,…

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

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

Courtesy Sugar Land Space Cowboys Today is the home debut of the Sugar Land Skeeters—correction, the Sugar Land Space Cowboys….

Looking for a Saloon? Bandera’s Historic 11th Street Cowboy Bar Is For Sale

Looking for a Saloon? Bandera’s Historic 11th Street Cowboy Bar Is For Sale

Today once broadcast a show from the bar in 2011, and three years before that, CNN made the bar its…

A New Book Explores How Psychics Thrived on Texas Border Radio Stations

A New Book Explores How Psychics Thrived on Texas Border Radio Stations

…to host guests today under the same name, the Mayan iconography is apparently long gone. In a 1939 ad in…

Editor’s Note: You Can Go Home Again

Editor’s Note: You Can Go Home Again

…our work allows us to produce more stories like this. Please consider subscribing today for as little as $2 per…

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

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

…Hill Country anything. That wasn’t so long ago. Today, you can go 10 feet in any direction on the outer…

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