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A Relative of German Settlers Retraces Her Ancestors’ Arduous Path to the Texas Hill Country

A Relative of German Settlers Retraces Her Ancestors’ Arduous Path to the Texas Hill Country

am the daughter-in-law of German settlers who arrived in Indianola, now underwater but once an immigration hub and ... Read More »

In San Angelo, A Celebration Remembers the Mysterious ‘Lady in Blue,’ Who Evangelized to Jumanos

In San Angelo, A Celebration Remembers the Mysterious ‘Lady in Blue,’ Who Evangelized to Jumanos

The young Franciscan nun in the cobalt-colored cloak was, quite literally, a vision in blue to the Jumano Indians ... Read More »

Photo: The Texas Basket Company in the 1930s

Photo: The Texas Basket Company in the 1930s

This undated photo of a Crystal City farmer driving a truck packed with spinach baskets hangs on an office wall at ... Read More »

The Surrender of Santa Anna

The Surrender of Santa Anna

In 1886, 50 years after the Battle of San Jacinto, Austin painter William Henry Huddle set out to interpret a ... Read More »

Jefferson’s ‘Diamond Bessie Murder Trial’ Plumbs 19th-Century Mystery

Jefferson’s ‘Diamond Bessie Murder Trial’ Plumbs 19th-Century Mystery

It was the O.J. Simpson trial of its day. Reporters descended on the northeast Texas town of Jefferson to chronicle Read More »

Texas Highways Magazine Celebrates 45 Years of Traveling Texas

Texas Highways Magazine Celebrates 45 Years of Traveling Texas

If there’s one thing Texans can agree on, it’s their love of wildflowers. A field of native blooms graced the ... Read More »

The 50th Anniversary of LBJ’s Return to his Texas Hill Country Ranch
Taking the Waters: The Fascinating History of Texas’ Mineral-Water Resorts

Taking the Waters: The Fascinating History of Texas’ Mineral-Water Resorts

Dr. John Sutherland would have died in the Battle of the Alamo had William Travis not dispatched him as a messenger Read More »

Class Up Your Look in a Peter Brothers Custom Hat that Brims with History

Class Up Your Look in a Peter Brothers Custom Hat that Brims with History

Willie Dedmon calls himself a walking billboard for Peters Brothers Hats, the historic Fort Worth haberdashery. His Read More »

Explore the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie Along US 59 in East Texas

Explore the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie Along US 59 in East Texas

The heavy left hand mimicked the rumble of steam locomotives on iron rails, while the right played melodic ... Read More »

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