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The Stories Behind Texas’ Quirkiest Town Names

The Stories Behind Texas’ Quirkiest Town Names

What’s in a Name? Exploring the stories behind Texas towns’ novel nomenclature By Amanda Ogle Driving down highways…

Wildfires Continue Across Texas as Temperatures Soar and Droughts Worsen

Wildfires Continue Across Texas as Temperatures Soar and Droughts Worsen

Aerial firefighting. Photo by Karen Booth Threlkeld High temperatures and extremely dry conditions have caused wildfires throughout Texas…

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

One morning in early September 2020, a tanker truck from the National Fish Hatchery in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, rumbled…

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

“Just because it has hills, and it’s next to the Hill Country, does not make it the Hill…

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

The Jefferson Playhouse transforms into an 1877 courtroom for the historical drama. Photo by Michael Amador. In downtown…

Coast Guard Tall Ship ‘Eagle’ Returns to Galveston for the First Time in 50 Years

Coast Guard Tall Ship ‘Eagle’ Returns to Galveston for the First Time in 50 Years

U.S. Coast Guard sailing ship, USCGC Eagle (WIX-327), under full sail in the Caribbean. Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard….

Rest in Peace: Grave Sites of Famous Texans

Rest in Peace: Grave Sites of Famous Texans

President Lyndon Baines Johnson was buried under spreading live oaks, just miles from his birthplace. Someday, each…

Friends with the Devils (River, That Is)

Friends with the Devils (River, That Is)

…189 to the intersection with US 277, as well as northward along US 2 77 to Sonora. Sonora, seat of…

A Coastal Charmer—Rockport

A Coastal Charmer—Rockport

…FM 774, and FM 2040. Its 40-foot observation tower with free telescopes is situated for viewing whooping cranes, which feed…

Follow the Smoke, West Texas BBQ

Follow the Smoke, West Texas BBQ

Working barbecue magic in the pits at Huntsville’s New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. (Photo by John DeMers)…

Follow the Smoke, East Texas BBQ

Follow the Smoke, East Texas BBQ

Working barbecue magic in the pits at Huntsville’s New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. (Photo by John DeMers) Goode…

Chain of Jewels

Chain of Jewels

The legendary Highland Lakes—Buchanan, Inks, LBJ, Marble Falls, Travis, and Austin—wind like a meandering blue ribbon through the…

Speaking of Texas: Bottleneck Wizard

Speaking of Texas: Bottleneck Wizard

When folklorist Alan Lomax chose music for the Voyager Golden Record, a recording placed aboard NASA’s unmanned Voyager…

A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

The 1877-era sailing ship Elissa lost only one sail during Hurricane Ike’s rampage through Galveston. (Photo courtesy of…

Historic Moment in Granbury

Historic Moment in Granbury

The monument to Confederate General H.B. Granbury stands guard at the Hood County Courthouse. (Photo by Charles Lohrmann)…

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