History

Photo: Fort Worth families made the most of this snowy day in January 1889
A Fredericksburg native reckons with his hometown’s evolution from a German enclave to a tourist destination
My Hometown: Bay City, agricultural town on the Bay Prairie
Vintage Photo: Gone Fishing

Vintage Photo: Gone Fishing

World War I is over, and the Jazz Age is on. Prohibition is the law of the land. Bootleggers are running booze, ... Read More »

Teddy Roosevelt, San Antonio, and the Birth of the Rough Riders

Teddy Roosevelt, San Antonio, and the Birth of the Rough Riders

B eneath a warm Caribbean sun, down a twisted road from the tattered colonial city Santiago de Cuba, an American ... Read More »

Against All Odds, Caddo Lake Prevails

Against All Odds, Caddo Lake Prevails

The great cypress swamp is lovely, dark, and deep. There is no debating this. The wildly intricate and ... Read More »

Traces of Texas Is on a Quest to Preserve the State’s Past Through Photography

Traces of Texas Is on a Quest to Preserve the State’s Past Through Photography

“Somebody should photograph all this vanishing Texas before it’s forever lost.” What began as a chronicle of one ... Read More »

Red Steagall, Country Hit-Maker and Cowboy Poet, Talks Texas Spirit and Overcoming Polio

Red Steagall, Country Hit-Maker and Cowboy Poet, Talks Texas Spirit and Overcoming Polio

Driving the backroads northwest of Fort Worth, you’d never know that one of the luminaries of Texas country and ... Read More »

New Management in Place for 7 of Texas’ Most Historic Sites

New Management in Place for 7 of Texas’ Most Historic Sites

This week, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department transferred seven sites, including the San Jacinto Monument, ... Read More »

Remembering a Classic Game of the Old Longhorn-Aggie Thanksgiving Football Rivalry

Remembering a Classic Game of the Old Longhorn-Aggie Thanksgiving Football Rivalry

The Texas Longhorns had lost 10 straight games when they welcomed the Texas A&M Aggies to Memorial Stadium in ... Read More »

Find Texas Events

Events Search - Quick


Get the Magazine

Save up to 62% off the cover price

True Texas in Your Inbox

Sign up for magazine extras, upcoming events, Mercantile specials, subscription offers, and more.


Get the Magazine

Save up to 62% off the cover price

True Texas in Your Inbox

Sign up for magazine extras, upcoming events, Mercantile specials, subscription offers, and more.


Get the Magazine

Save up to 62% off the cover price

True Texas in Your Inbox

Sign up for magazine extras, upcoming events, Mercantile specials, subscription offers, and more.