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By Spreading the Word, Town Crier ‘Megaphone Myers’ Became a Beloved Part of San Antonio

By Spreading the Word, Town Crier ‘Megaphone Myers’ Became a Beloved Part of San Antonio

“Ladee-eez ’nd Jumpm’n,” bellowed San Antonio’s beloved town crier, Julius Myers, as reported in a 1920 issue of ... Read More »

The Legend of Pioneering Black Rodeo Cowboy Bill Pickett

The Legend of Pioneering Black Rodeo Cowboy Bill Pickett

Famed rodeo cowboy Bill Pickett was born in 1870 in the community of Jenks Branch, on the border of Travis and ... Read More »

Vaqueros: The Original Cowboys of Texas

Vaqueros: The Original Cowboys of Texas

Samuel Buentello was 14 years oldwhen he left the Rancho Nuevo in South Texas, the only home he’d ever known. In ... Read More »

A Nocturnal Motorist Stops for Gas at a San Augustine Sinclair Station in 1939

A Nocturnal Motorist Stops for Gas at a San Augustine Sinclair Station in 1939

Photographer Russell Lee took this picture of a Sinclair service station in San Augustine while on assignment to ... Read More »

The Magical Days of Aquarena Springs in San Marcos

The Magical Days of Aquarena Springs in San Marcos

Spring Lake has attracted humans for millennia, its plentiful fresh water providing relief for indigenous Clovis ... Read More »

A Huntsville Museum Offers a Rare Chance to Step Into the Room where Sam Houston Died

A Huntsville Museum Offers a Rare Chance to Step Into the Room where Sam Houston Died

The Steamboat House in Huntsville not only protects artifacts of Texas history at the Sam Houston Memorial ... Read More »

Boaters Pose in Front of the Marble Falls Around 1900

Boaters Pose in Front of the Marble Falls Around 1900

The 1951 completion of the Max Starcke Dam on the Colorado River submerged the Marble Falls, which were once a draw Read More »

Unveiling the Stories of Black State Senators in Post-Civil War Texas

Unveiling the Stories of Black State Senators in Post-Civil War Texas

Fifty-two African American men served as Texas legislators during the Reconstruction era that followed the Civil ... Read More »

The History of Juneteenth in Photos
Sprechen Sie Texas Deutsch? How a Variation of German Once Ruled In Fredericksburg

Sprechen Sie Texas Deutsch? How a Variation of German Once Ruled In Fredericksburg

Of all the towns where German is still spoken in the state, aka the Texas “German Belt,” that fading ember ... Read More »

The Raising of Galveston After the 1900 Hurricane

The Raising of Galveston After the 1900 Hurricane

In the aftermath of the devastating 1900 hurricane, Galveston faced the arduous work of rebuilding. Most famously, ... Read More »

The Tragic Tale of a 17th-Century French Colony’s Collapse

The Tragic Tale of a 17th-Century French Colony’s Collapse

The Spanish soldiers were braced for a fight as they bushwhacked the brushy banks of Garcitas Creek, just a few ... Read More »

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