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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 »

San Antonio’s Juneteenth Educates Future Generations

San Antonio’s Juneteenth Educates Future Generations

Texans are celebrating Juneteenth with events across the state this week, including today’s state government ... Read More »

Retrace the Life and Legacy of World-Champion Boxer Jack Johnson in Galveston

Retrace the Life and Legacy of World-Champion Boxer Jack Johnson in Galveston

“Jack Johnson was a real person from a real place called Galveston,” Collins says while standing in his church ... Read More »

The Texas Basket Company is a Century-Long Link to Jacksonville’s Tomato Capital Heritage

The Texas Basket Company is a Century-Long Link to Jacksonville’s Tomato Capital Heritage

The Jacksonville manufacturer, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, has churned out millions of veneer Read More »

Photo: Vintage Postcard Depicts Galveston’s Seawall Boulevard in the 1940s

Photo: Vintage Postcard Depicts Galveston’s Seawall Boulevard in the 1940s

The balmy excitement of a summer evening on Seawall Boulevard suffuses this vintage Galveston postcard. While the ... Read More »

A Relative of German Settlers Retraces Her Ancestors’ Arduous Path to the Texas Hill Country

A Relative of German Settlers Retraces Her Ancestors’ Arduous Path to the Texas Hill Country

am the daughter-in-law of German settlers who arrived in Indianola, now underwater but once an immigration hub and ... Read More »

In San Angelo, A Celebration Remembers the Mysterious ‘Lady in Blue,’ Who Evangelized to Jumanos

In San Angelo, A Celebration Remembers the Mysterious ‘Lady in Blue,’ Who Evangelized to Jumanos

The young Franciscan nun in the cobalt-colored cloak was, quite literally, a vision in blue to the Jumano Indians ... Read More »

Photo: The Texas Basket Company in the 1930s

Photo: The Texas Basket Company in the 1930s

This undated photo of a Crystal City farmer driving a truck packed with spinach baskets hangs on an office wall at ... Read More »

The Surrender of Santa Anna

The Surrender of Santa Anna

In 1886, 50 years after the Battle of San Jacinto, Austin painter William Henry Huddle set out to interpret a ... Read More »

Jefferson’s ‘Diamond Bessie Murder Trial’ Plumbs 19th-Century Mystery

Jefferson’s ‘Diamond Bessie Murder Trial’ Plumbs 19th-Century Mystery

It was the O.J. Simpson trial of its day. Reporters descended on the northeast Texas town of Jefferson to chronicle Read More »

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