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Go on a Treasure Hunt at the State Archives Building in Austin

Go on a Treasure Hunt at the State Archives Building in Austin

A Texas trivia question: Where would you go to find reports from state hospital inspections in the 1950s and ... Read More »

There Has Never Been a Better Time To Be a TCU Fan

There Has Never Been a Better Time To Be a TCU Fan

This week’s question for Texas college football fans: Will it be the traditional chant for the Texas Christian ... Read More »

In the Texas Panhandle, a Farmer Turned Woodcarver Chisels Out a Name for Himself

In the Texas Panhandle, a Farmer Turned Woodcarver Chisels Out a Name for Himself

In the front yard of a house in Tyler's Brick Street Historic District stands what was once a dead tree. Over ... Read More »

Your 2023 Texas Travel Bucket List

Your 2023 Texas Travel Bucket List

January Write your name on the desk at Hancock Hill in Alpine Long before virtual school became commonplace, ... Read More »

Freddy Fender’s Remarkable Run From Bebop Kid to Texas Tornado

Freddy Fender’s Remarkable Run From Bebop Kid to Texas Tornado

Sixteen years after his death in October 2006, Freddy Fender still isn’t in “hillbilly heaven.” That would ... Read More »

Formula One and NASCAR Can Eat Dirt Track Racing’s Dust

Formula One and NASCAR Can Eat Dirt Track Racing’s Dust

Dozens of high-horsepower cars wrapped in vinyl sponsorship stickers of eye-popping colors circle the track in a ... Read More »

A Lost Swimming Hole in the Panhandle Plains Holds Generations of Family Memories

A Lost Swimming Hole in the Panhandle Plains Holds Generations of Family Memories

Parting the Waters Generations of family memories wash away in Silver Falls by Bobby AlemánI wipe the water from ... Read More »

The Curious Historical Trend of Photographing Children in Goat-Drawn Carts

The Curious Historical Trend of Photographing Children in Goat-Drawn Carts

Given the ubiquity of cell phones today, it’s hard to believe photographers once carved out a living taking ... Read More »

Fast-Growing New Braunfels Holds Onto Its German Heritage and River Recreation

Fast-Growing New Braunfels Holds Onto Its German Heritage and River Recreation

If you’re a fan of “The Chicken Dance,” you probably know about New Braunfels. The playful polka is a mainstay at ... Read More »

Owens Salvage in the Panhandle Pays Homage to the Heyday of the Hot Rod

Owens Salvage in the Panhandle Pays Homage to the Heyday of the Hot Rod

putters through his salvage yard in a beat-up truck on a bright October day. He is surveying the hundreds of ... Read More »

‘Where Independence Begins’ Guides the Lighthouse for the Blind

‘Where Independence Begins’ Guides the Lighthouse for the Blind

The first rule of viewing art is almost always “do not touch.” But the mural adorning the building housing ... Read More »

“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” Hitmakers The Triumphs Call It Quits One More Time

“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” Hitmakers The Triumphs Call It Quits One More Time

After 63 years, The Triumphs are finally hanging it up. This time they mean it. Sure, there have been “last ... Read More »

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