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The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

Old Tunnel State Park sits on a brush-covered limestone ridge that divides the watersheds of the Guadalupe and ... Read More »

How Prison Labor Helped Build the Texas Capitol in the 1880s

How Prison Labor Helped Build the Texas Capitol in the 1880s

Plans were already in the works for a new Texas Capitol when a fire burned its predecessor in 1881. To ... Read More »

Lockhart’s Library Is the Oldest in Texas Still in Its Original Building

Lockhart’s Library Is the Oldest in Texas Still in Its Original Building

Step inside the Dr. Eugene Clark Library in Lockhart and you’re immediately met by an “old library” scent—woody, ... Read More »

See Texas’ First Airplane at Midland International Airport

See Texas’ First Airplane at Midland International Airport

The small crowd that witnessed the first flight of John Valentine Pliska’s airplane likely held its collective ... Read More »

The Cold War, Texas, and the Birth of Space City

The Cold War, Texas, and the Birth of Space City

Sixty years ago this April, NASA broke ground near Clear Lake to construct a new command post for manned space ... Read More »

A 1920s Modernist Interpretation of Texas Bluebonnets

A 1920s Modernist Interpretation of Texas Bluebonnets

Everett Gee Jackson didn’t plan to become an artist. Born in Mexia in 1900, Jackson enrolled at Texas A&M ... Read More »

Fort Worth’s I.M. Terrell High School Has a Legacy of Inspiring Jazz Standouts

Fort Worth’s I.M. Terrell High School Has a Legacy of Inspiring Jazz Standouts

While saxophonist Ornette Coleman’s pioneering style won him a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2007, the early ... Read More »

Raising ’em Right for Stock Show Season

Raising ’em Right for Stock Show Season

Spring is livestock show season in Texas. Across the state, folks gather to compete for bragging rights when it ... Read More »

Remembering the Beaton Hotel of Corsicana’s Oil Boom Days

Remembering the Beaton Hotel of Corsicana’s Oil Boom Days

The Beaton Hotel in Corsicana was once the largest hotel between Houston and Dallas. Corsicana native Ralph Beaton ... Read More »

The Comanche Medicine Mounds Remain a Spiritual Refuge for the Storied Tribe

The Comanche Medicine Mounds Remain a Spiritual Refuge for the Storied Tribe

It’s not a long hike to the top of the highest of the four Comanche Medicine Mounds, which are located a few miles ... Read More »

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 »

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