Texas has a rich and evolving African American history—from the abolition of slavery on Juneteenth to Barbara Jordan’s leadership in the Civil Rights Movement; Dave Harris, the first African American pilot to fly a commercial airline; and Ron Kirk, the first African American mayor of a major Texas city. Events and exhibits are planned across Texas to celebrate Black History Month, but here are a few highlighted events.
My dog, Lucy, knows what a suitcase means: As I pack, she prances by the front door, ready for our next adventure. I estimate that we’ve covered more than 8,000 miles on our road trips across Texas. When I do have to leave her behind, my heart breaks to see her stare sadly out the window after me, so it’s always exciting when I can bring her along.
It all started in 1831 when Mexico gave the people of Gonzales a cannon to ward off Indian attacks.
November is peak season for butterflies in South Texas and the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The National Butterfly Center in Mission has documented sightings for more than 200 types of native and migratory butterflies and is the premier location in the U.S.
Celebrate a Texas icon of function and fashion Oct. 5-6 in downtown Victoria.
Fredericksburg’s history is tied to its roots as an 1840s German pioneer settlement.