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San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Recreates Early Texas Life with New Villa de Austin Townsite

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Recreates Early Texas Life with New Villa de Austin Townsite

Each day, thousands of motorists pass through the Southeast Texas town of Sealy on Interstate 10, many of them ... Read More »

Visit These 100-Year Old Texas Landmarks That Have Stood the Test of Time

Visit These 100-Year Old Texas Landmarks That Have Stood the Test of Time

Over the last 100 years, the Majestic Theatre has hosted performances by Harry Houdini, Duke Ellington, Cab ... Read More »

A Traveling Show Rolls into Small-Town Texas in 1921

A Traveling Show Rolls into Small-Town Texas in 1921

In the 1920s, regular folks didn’t travel much because it was too expensive. But Texans have always loved a good ... Read More »

Follow Texas’ Indigenous Roots Along El Camino Real de los Tejas

Follow Texas’ Indigenous Roots Along El Camino Real de los Tejas

It’s best to begin both journeys and stories in places without roads, preferably with at least one knee and one ... Read More »

The French Legation in Austin Echoes With Wild Tales of Texas’ First Days as a Republic

The French Legation in Austin Echoes With Wild Tales of Texas’ First Days as a Republic

As capitals go, Austin was built fast and on the cheap. Republic of Texas President Mirabeau Lamar, upon taking ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Texas State Historical Markers

Everything You Need to Know About Texas State Historical Markers

History in the Marking Official historical markers explore the tales of Texas past By Julia JonesThough Texas is ... Read More »

A Visual History of Cowboys in Texas

A Visual History of Cowboys in Texas

Cowboys Through History By Traces of Texas ... Read More »

When Belle Starr Married Outlaw Jim Reed, Her Legend as ‘the Female Jesse James’ Began

When Belle Starr Married Outlaw Jim Reed, Her Legend as ‘the Female Jesse James’ Began

As with so many figures from the wrong side of the law in the raw days of frontier Texas, it’s difficult to ... Read More »

The History of Indigenous Food Traditions in Texas

The History of Indigenous Food Traditions in Texas

Native Foods Indigenous Texas food traditions date back thousands of years By Robyn RossPeople have lived in the ... Read More »

How a Scrappy Volleyball Team from West Texas Won the First 2 Women’s National Titles

How a Scrappy Volleyball Team from West Texas Won the First 2 Women’s National Titles

Marilyn McReavy Nolen pulled into Alpine in the summer of 1968, headed from her family’s home in the West Texas Read More »

The Old Nighthawk No. 2 in Austin

The Old Nighthawk No. 2 in Austin

The Great Depression hit Austin hard. Unable to find a job, 29-year-old Harry Akin went into business for himself, ... Read More »

One West Texas Community Aims to Restore a Historic Local Church

One West Texas Community Aims to Restore a Historic Local Church

“The philosophy behind the current restoration is that we want it to be an active and alive building,” Clara Bensen, the organization’s fundraising strategist, says. Read More »

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