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What Is Diez y Seis and Why Do We Celebrate It In Texas?

What Is Diez y Seis and Why Do We Celebrate It In Texas?

Situated so close to Mexico, Texas feels its southern neighbor’s cultural influence in almost every aspect. ... Read More »

Learn Some Spooky Texas History on These Small Town Haunted Ghost Tours

Learn Some Spooky Texas History on These Small Town Haunted Ghost Tours

Fall is just around the corner, and what better time than Halloween season to dive into the spooky and ... Read More »

How a Houston-Born Singer Became a Tex-Mex Star in the 1930s

How a Houston-Born Singer Became a Tex-Mex Star in the 1930s

Lydia Mendoza was only a teenager when she became an icon of Mexican American music. The year was 1934. The song ... Read More »

El Paso Artist Tom Lea’s ‘Pass of the North’ Is an Enduring Tribute to His Homeland

El Paso Artist Tom Lea’s ‘Pass of the North’ Is an Enduring Tribute to His Homeland

El Paso native Tom Lea, born in 1907, wore many hats over his 93 years, among them muralist, illustrator, ... Read More »

In ‘The Last Karankawas,’ Kimberley Garza Highlights South Texas Communities Often Overlooked

In ‘The Last Karankawas,’ Kimberley Garza Highlights South Texas Communities Often Overlooked

Like many Texans, Kimberly Garza first heard about the Karankawa tribe during her seventh-grade Texas history ... Read More »

50 Years Ago, Willie Nelson United Cowboys and Hippies at the Armadillo World Headquarters

50 Years Ago, Willie Nelson United Cowboys and Hippies at the Armadillo World Headquarters

With the Vietnam War still raging in the summer of 1972, there was a cultural chasm that seemed too wide to ... Read More »

Roadside Oddity: How a Champion Baton Twirler Inspired Benavides’ Welcome Sign

Roadside Oddity: How a Champion Baton Twirler Inspired Benavides’ Welcome Sign

If you meet Yvonne “Bonnie” Palacios today, you’d be hard-pressed to learn she’s a six-time world champion ... Read More »

A Family Photo Depicts a Blacksmith Shop in Keller

A Family Photo Depicts a Blacksmith Shop in Keller

  With a population of close to 50,000, Keller is now a substantial Dallas-Fort Worth suburb, but it ... Read More »

Shumla Treks Offer a Revealing Look at the Ancient Rock Art of Southwest Texas

Shumla Treks Offer a Revealing Look at the Ancient Rock Art of Southwest Texas

Fifteen hikers dodge a minefield of prickly pear cacti and thorny shrubs as they descend into Upper Presa Canyon ... Read More »

The Stories Behind Texas’ Quirkiest Town Names

The Stories Behind Texas’ Quirkiest Town Names

What's in a Name? Exploring the stories behind Texas towns’ novel nomenclature By Amanda OgleDriving down highways ... Read More »

The Lost History of Texas Granite that Never Made it to the Capitol

The Lost History of Texas Granite that Never Made it to the Capitol

The Texas Capitol is famous for the sunset red granite that gives the building its pinkish exterior, but few ... Read More »

Rinsing Wagons in the San Antonio River

Rinsing Wagons in the San Antonio River

Though small by Texas standards, the San Antonio River has played an outsized role in the state’s history. ... Read More »

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