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A Motorcycle Mail Carrier <br>in the Texas Panhandle, Circa 1912

A Motorcycle Mail Carrier
in the Texas Panhandle, Circa 1912

Blessed with good water, soil, and ranchland, the South Plains settlement of Plainview grew rapidly after a post ... Read More »

The Forgotten Stories of Pro-Union Texans Recall a Tumultuous Time

The Forgotten Stories of Pro-Union Texans Recall a Tumultuous Time

In March 1861, as the United States hurtled toward the Civil War, Texas Governor Sam Houston assembled his closest ... Read More »

The Houston Center for Photography Captures Pandemic Times with a New Exhibit

The Houston Center for Photography Captures Pandemic Times with a New Exhibit

When we all went indoors in March, Suzanne Koett went outside. A canceled vacation meant the Austin-based ... Read More »

Houston Dancer Lauren Anderson Reflects on the Progress of Ballet in Texas

Houston Dancer Lauren Anderson Reflects on the Progress of Ballet in Texas

For ballet fans, the arrival of fall means Nutcracker season. It’s a tradition Lauren Anderson holds dear. The ... Read More »

Get Your Chickens! A Vintage Vendor at Weatherford’s First Monday Market

Get Your Chickens! A Vintage Vendor at Weatherford’s First Monday Market

Weatherford’s First Monday Trade Days began in 1900 when merchant A.H. Gernsbacher first advertised “Stray Day” Read More »

How the ‘Grape Man of Texas’ Saved the French Wine Industry

How the ‘Grape Man of Texas’ Saved the French Wine Industry

When leading tours of Blue Ostrich, a winery and vineyard near Saint Jo, winemaker Patrick Whitehead likes to ... Read More »

Sightseers have been marveling at Big Bend’s signature canyon for more than 100 years

Sightseers have been marveling at Big Bend’s signature canyon for more than 100 years

When daily life gets too crazy, Texans often head to the Big Bend to commune with coyotes and dance in the ... Read More »

Add the Outdoors and History to Your Holiday Festivities at These Six Texas State Park Events

Add the Outdoors and History to Your Holiday Festivities at These Six Texas State Park Events

From Santa’s arrival by airboat at the coast to a traditional Mexican posada out west, Texas state parks are ... Read More »

New Management in Place for 7 of Texas’ Most Historic Sites

New Management in Place for 7 of Texas’ Most Historic Sites

This week, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department transferred seven sites, including the San Jacinto Monument, Washington-on-the-Brazos, and the Port Isabel Lighthouse, to the Texas Historical Commission. Aimed at efficiency, the change is not expected to result in changes for visitors. Read More »

National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature

National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature

The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature opened in 2000 to showcase the work of storybook artists in a fine-art setting. The light and airy gallery curates about three shows per year, including a summer exhibition of the artist featured during the annual Children's Art and Literacy Festival. “Our mission is to instill the love of art as young as we possibly can, because if you think about it, the first art that children see is in the books they’re reading,” Director Trish Dressen says. “If we can instill that in them young, then we can preserve the love of art for the ages.” Entry is always free. Read More »

Explore History at Frontier Texas! Museum in Abilene

Explore History at Frontier Texas! Museum in Abilene

At Frontier Texas!, interactive exhibits explore the century (1780-1880) when the Rolling Plains transformed from ... Read More »

Author Joe Lansdale Explains Why East Texas Will Always Be Home

Author Joe Lansdale Explains Why East Texas Will Always Be Home

  Nobody writes like Joe Lansdale, because Lansdale writes like everybody he knows is dead. Tempering ... Read More »

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