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These 10 County Courthouses Show off the Beauty and History of Small-Town Texas

These 10 County Courthouses Show off the Beauty and History of Small-Town Texas

Texas’ Historic County Courthouses shine with grandiosity and ambition. Often politically controversial because of ... Read More »

Find History and Romance on the Bridges of McLennan County

Find History and Romance on the Bridges of McLennan County

Despite its title, this story is not a parody of a famous novel with a similar name. It is about a love affair, ... Read More »

Before There Were Mavericks, There Was Texas Legend Sam Maverick

Before There Were Mavericks, There Was Texas Legend Sam Maverick

  Deep down, every true Texan wants to be a maverick. Whether your folks have been here for centuries or you ... Read More »

Who Wouldn’t Love a Buckarita in the Company of a Crossbred Longhorn-Buffalo?

Who Wouldn’t Love a Buckarita in the Company of a Crossbred Longhorn-Buffalo?

  The “Buckarita” at San Antonio’s Buckhorn Saloon serves up the kick you’d expect from a mix of Cuervo 1800 ... Read More »

Exhibition Coming to the African American Museum in Dallas Will View Jefferson’s Monticello Through the Eyes of Slaves

Exhibition Coming to the African American Museum in Dallas Will View Jefferson’s Monticello Through the Eyes of Slaves

An upcoming museum exhibit in Dallas will explore life on one of the nation’s most historic plantations—from the ... Read More »

W.F. Strong Tells Unbelievable Tales of Texas’ Past in His New Book

W.F. Strong Tells Unbelievable Tales of Texas’ Past in His New Book

You might recognize W.F. Strong’s booming, theatrical voice from his Stories from Texas segment on public radio ... Read More »

The Woodbine Hotel in Madisonville Dishes up a Bountiful Buffet Along with a Heaping Helping of History

The Woodbine Hotel in Madisonville Dishes up a Bountiful Buffet Along with a Heaping Helping of History

  Approaching Madisonville’s courthouse square, I’m not surprised that traffic ebbs to a crawl. After all, ... Read More »

From Boomtown to Ghost Town: Ranger, Breckenridge, and Thurber Museums Recall Early 20th Century Oil Rush

From Boomtown to Ghost Town: Ranger, Breckenridge, and Thurber Museums Recall Early 20th Century Oil Rush

Derricks filled the town of Ranger during the oil boom, as depicted in this circa-1920 photo on display in the ... Read More »

Historic Tales from the Largest Trail Ride in the World

Historic Tales from the Largest Trail Ride in the World

Members of the Salt Grass Trail Ride, the oldest and largest ride, trot triumphantly on their Appaloosas into ... Read More »

Meet the Fort Worth Heroes Who Are Memorialized in the Stockyards Hotel

Meet the Fort Worth Heroes Who Are Memorialized in the Stockyards Hotel

In our February issue story on the Stockyards Hotel in downtown Fort Worth, we made quick mention of names like ... Read More »

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