For Bastrop Residents, Last Week’s Rolling Pines Fire Was Too Close for Comfort

For Bastrop Residents, Last Week’s Rolling Pines Fire Was Too Close for Comfort

The history of Bastrop County is marked by wildfires, the most devastating being the 2011 Complex Fire that burned 32,000 acres and lasted 55 days.

Newly Reopened P.A. Smith Hotel Recalls the Opulent Railroad Town Days of Navasota’s Past

Newly Reopened P.A. Smith Hotel Recalls the Opulent Railroad Town Days of Navasota’s Past

On the last day of 2021, the P.A. Smith Hotel in Navasota reopened after being closed to guests more than 130 years ago.

Revisit 3 Significant Moments When Martin Luther King Jr. Came to Texas

Revisit 3 Significant Moments When Martin Luther King Jr. Came to Texas

Of the times Martin Luther King Jr. visited Texas, there are three occasions that stand out: 1959 in Fort Worth, 1962 in Austin, and 1967 in Houston, six months before his assassination.

Bosque County’s Horn Shelter Exhibit Is History You Can Dig

Bosque County’s Horn Shelter Exhibit Is History You Can Dig

When you walk into the Horn Shelter exhibit at the Bosque Museum in Clifton, you’re greeted by an actor-voiced mannequin that is so lifelike, it’s eerie.

Vandalism at Big Bend National Park a ‘Gut Punch’ for Texas Heritage

Vandalism at Big Bend National Park a ‘Gut Punch’ for Texas Heritage

Vandals defaced prehistoric rock art at Big Bend National Park over the holidays, the latest example in an uptick of such incidents on West Texas’ sprawling public lands.

Roadside Oddity: Beaumont’s 1901 Lucas Gusher Launched Texas’ Oil Industry

Roadside Oddity: Beaumont’s 1901 Lucas Gusher Launched Texas’ Oil Industry

Imagine driving down State Highway 69 through south Beaumont and seeing a vintage oil derrick. Suddenly, a geyser of water spews from the top, shooting a full 100 feet in the air.

To Kill a Mockingbird—Why It’s Time for Texas to Ditch Its State Bird

To Kill a Mockingbird—Why It’s Time for Texas to Ditch Its State Bird

Since January 1927, the northern mockingbird has been the state bird of Texas, an honor shared with a whopping four other states.

Now Boarding: Banksy Artwork at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Now Boarding: Banksy Artwork at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

One of Austin’s most interesting small art galleries isn’t downtown. It isn’t on the University of Texas campus, or near the fashionable Domain shopping and dining district, or on the hip East Side.

Baylor University Spreads the Gospel With New Music Archive and Listening Center

Baylor University Spreads the Gospel With New Music Archive and Listening Center

When Memphis record producer Jim Dickinson (Big Star, the Replacements) was a lonely freshman at Baylor University in 1959, he spent hours studying in the library every night.

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