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You Don’t Need To Go to New York to See the Statue of Liberty

You Don’t Need To Go to New York to See the Statue of Liberty

Best French contribution to American culture? That’s a toughie: french fries or the Statue of Liberty? The ... Read More »

Finding Isolation on Pinto Canyon Road in West Texas

Finding Isolation on Pinto Canyon Road in West Texas

Even today, Pinto Canyon Road in the Chinati Mountains of far West Texas is a lonely place. So we can only ... Read More »

Roadside Oddity: The Lone Grave in Hearne

Roadside Oddity: The Lone Grave in Hearne

If you’ve ever traveled through East Central Texas—say, from Austin or Dallas to College Station—you’ve ... Read More »

Did an East Texas Preacher Beat the Wright Brothers Into the Sky?

Did an East Texas Preacher Beat the Wright Brothers Into the Sky?

The turn of the 20th century was a time of technological dreams. The harnessing of petroleum had spawned the ... Read More »

A Brief History of the Rise and Rise of Texas Skyscrapers

A Brief History of the Rise and Rise of Texas Skyscrapers

The recent announcement that construction will soon begin on Texas’ tallest skyscraper came as a surprise to ... Read More »

New Alamo Statues Featuring African Americans Tell A More Complete Story of the Texas Revolution

New Alamo Statues Featuring African Americans Tell A More Complete Story of the Texas Revolution

When Lubbock-based sculptor Eddie Dixon received a phone call about sculpting a statue for the Alamo, the ... Read More »

The Comanche Trail in Big Bend Recalls a Bygone Era of Tribal Raids into Mexico

The Comanche Trail in Big Bend Recalls a Bygone Era of Tribal Raids into Mexico

The final months of summer were both the best and worst parts of the year in the Big Bend country during the ... Read More »

What the Heck is a Ghost Town?

What the Heck is a Ghost Town?

Population: Unknown A road trip through the ghost towns of North Central Texas and beyond By Scott BedgoodThe ... Read More »

A Look At Terlingua’s Chili Origins

A Look At Terlingua’s Chili Origins

The so-called Great Chili Confrontation started on Oct. 21, 1967, when journalists H. Allen Smith and Wick ... Read More »

Inside the Effort for Black Cemeteries to Gain Historical Status

Inside the Effort for Black Cemeteries to Gain Historical Status

The nearly 3-acre patch of green off County Road 139 in Hutto was covered in weeds and trash for decades. Several ... Read More »

The National Park Service Gains Oversight of Marfa’s Historic Blackwell School

The National Park Service Gains Oversight of Marfa’s Historic Blackwell School

Marfa is set to become home to the state’s fifteenth site managed by the National Park Service following ... Read More »

Fort Lancaster State Historic Site Offers a Glimpse of Turbulent Times on the West Texas Frontier

Fort Lancaster State Historic Site Offers a Glimpse of Turbulent Times on the West Texas Frontier

Fort Lancaster still feels like it’s on the frontier. The U.S. military built the fort in 1856 during the ... Read More »

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