A Memorial Park Makeover: Houston is Working to Improve one of the Nation’s Largest Urban Parks

A Memorial Park Makeover: Houston is Working to Improve one of the Nation’s Largest Urban Parks

Houston has never been a place to rest on its laurels. And now the city is channeling its self-improvement impulse to Memorial Park, a 1,500-acre green space near the center of town.

From Texas to the Amazon: An Explorer Recounts His Journey Down the World’s Longest River

From Texas to the Amazon: An Explorer Recounts His Journey Down the World’s Longest River

In 2012, Texan West Hansen led a paddling expedition down the Amazon River, following it from an icy trickle high in the Peruvian Andes to its wide and rushing terminus at the Atlantic Ocean in Brazil.

The New C. Baldwin Hotel Pays Homage to a Woman from Houston’s Earliest Days

The New C. Baldwin Hotel Pays Homage to a Woman from Houston’s Earliest Days

A prominent wall in the lobby of the new C. Baldwin hotel in downtown Houston is emblazoned with the catchphrase, “Well behaved women rarely make history.” That may be true, but some—like its namesake, Charlotte Baldwin Allen—certainly left their mark.

From Willie Nelson to Khalid, the Houston Rodeo Trots Out its 2020 Concert Lineup

From Willie Nelson to Khalid, the Houston Rodeo Trots Out its 2020 Concert Lineup

Could it be that in this day and age the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is better known for its bounty of concerts than bull riding?

Alamo Redevelopment Plan Moves On After Burials Discovered by Archeologists

Alamo Redevelopment Plan Moves On After Burials Discovered by Archeologists

The initial phase of the Alamo’s comprehensive redevelopment is scheduled for completion this year, despite the recent discovery of long-ago burials in the hallowed landmark and ongoing disputes over the plan.

In Odessa, the Transformation of Aging Shopping Mall Signage into Striking Public Art

In Odessa, the Transformation of Aging Shopping Mall Signage into Striking Public Art

A piece of Odessa history is shining with new life as the Odessa Spire. A project of the nonprofit Odessa Arts, the project transformed the old Cloth World sign into a striking lighted sculpture at the corner of 10th Street and Maple.

Counting Down: An SMU Historian Studies the Origins of Our New Year’s Eve Traditions

Counting Down: An SMU Historian Studies the Origins of Our New Year’s Eve Traditions

The countdown to midnight on New Year’s Eve feels like a tradition as old as Father Time.

The Death of Artist Bob ‘Daddy-O’ Wade Leaves a Texas-Size Hole in the Lone Star Art World

The Death of Artist Bob ‘Daddy-O’ Wade Leaves a Texas-Size Hole in the Lone Star Art World

The Texas art world will greet 2020 with a Texas-size hole in its ranks. Artist Bob “Daddy-O” Wade—best known for enormous artworks like the 35-foot cowboy boots in San Antonio’s North Star Mall parking lot and the 2,600-pound polyurethane iguana atop a building at the Fort Worth Zoo—died from heart disease in the wee hours of Christmas Eve.

Spanish Colonial Architecture Finds New Life in the Restored Custodian’s Cottage at Goliad State Park

Spanish Colonial Architecture Finds New Life in the Restored Custodian’s Cottage at Goliad State Park

When Spaniards first blazed a trail from the Rio Grande to the Sabine in the late 1600s, they often followed long-established Native American pathways and trade routes.

Changes Afoot in the New Year for Reservations at Big Bend National Park

Changes Afoot in the New Year for Reservations at Big Bend National Park

Soon it will be both easier and more expensive to book a site in Big Bend National Park’s vast desert expanses.

UTEP Professor Takes Readers to the Top of Texas in Guadalupe Mountains History Book

UTEP Professor Takes Readers to the Top of Texas in Guadalupe Mountains History Book

More than 10,000 years ago, Native Americans made camp along the towering flanks of the Guadalupe Mountains, a range that harbors Texas’ highest peak at nearly 9,000 feet.

A New Book Showcases Photographer Brothers of Old Fort Worth

A New Book Showcases Photographer Brothers of Old Fort Worth

You’ve probably seen the photo: The infamous Wild Bunch, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, spiffed up for a photographer and staring into the camera.


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