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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, ... Read More »

Remembering a Classic Game of the Old Longhorn-Aggie Thanksgiving Football Rivalry

Remembering a Classic Game of the Old Longhorn-Aggie Thanksgiving Football Rivalry

The Texas Longhorns had lost 10 straight games when they welcomed the Texas A&M Aggies to Memorial Stadium in ... Read More »

The New London Museum Recalls the Most Deadly School Tragedy in U.S. History

The New London Museum Recalls the Most Deadly School Tragedy in U.S. History

Newsman Walter Cronkite would, in his later years, recall it as one of the worst stories he ever covered. Morning ... Read More »

Century-Old Image Captures a Bastrop County Mining Band

Century-Old Image Captures a Bastrop County Mining Band

In the first half of the 20th century, Bastrop County was a hotbed for lignite mining as companies extracted the ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

50 Years After JFK’s Moonshot, Historian Douglas Brinkley Recounts Its Lasting Influence on Texas

50 Years After JFK’s Moonshot, Historian Douglas Brinkley Recounts Its Lasting Influence on Texas

Rice University professor of history, CNN presidential historian, and perennial bestselling author Douglas Brinkley Read More »

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