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Big Bend Fossils Reveal New Dinosaur Species

Big Bend Fossils Reveal New Dinosaur Species

Recent research reveals that fossils found in Big Bend National Park 35 years ago belong to an entirely new species Read More »

Play Lotería and Eat Raspas at a Traditional Kermesse

Play Lotería and Eat Raspas at a Traditional Kermesse

A kermesse or kermes is a festival or bazaar hosted by a Catholic church to raise funds from summer through late ... Read More »

8 Summer Art Exhibits to See Now

8 Summer Art Exhibits to See Now

Giant LEGO dinosaurs, superhero-themed paintings, and photographs of famous musicians are currently on exhibit at ... Read More »

My Hometown: A Weslaco Native on the Bicultural Beauty of His Rio Grande Valley Burg

My Hometown: A Weslaco Native on the Bicultural Beauty of His Rio Grande Valley Burg

A stroll through downtown Weslaco feels like a visit to a bygone era, when department stores and hardware shops ... Read More »

5 State Symbols to See This Summer

5 State Symbols to See This Summer

Though bluebonnet season has wilted to a close, the summer is still full of opportunities to see the state’s ... Read More »

How “Poet of the Story” Katherine Anne Porter was Shaped (And Conflicted) by Growing up in Texas

How “Poet of the Story” Katherine Anne Porter was Shaped (And Conflicted) by Growing up in Texas

She won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. President Kennedy praised her work. Vivien Leigh starred in her movie. Her ... Read More »

Stories of Suffering and Salvation from Colonial Texas’ Western Edge

Stories of Suffering and Salvation from Colonial Texas’ Western Edge

For the colonists who settled Texas, the Colorado River represented boundless potential—lands thick with alluvial ... Read More »

The Bard is Back

The Bard is Back

"As You Like It" and "Othello" are atop the bill for the 34th Texas Shakespeare Festival beginning Thursday at ... Read More »

Seeking Solitude, an East Texas Native Discovers an Island of Indelible Characters

Seeking Solitude, an East Texas Native Discovers an Island of Indelible Characters

Described by East Texas author Joe R. Lansdale as “a brown run of water that twists its way along dirty banks, ... Read More »

A Refurbished Baker Hotel Signals a New Beginning in Mineral Wells

A Refurbished Baker Hotel Signals a New Beginning in Mineral Wells

The venerable but long-vacated Baker Hotel, which opened in Mineral Wells in 1929 and once hosted personalities ... Read More »

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