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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 »

How the San Antonio River Walk Became More Than Just a Tourist Attraction

How the San Antonio River Walk Became More Than Just a Tourist Attraction

When Hank Lee opened an art gallery next to the San Antonio River in 1989, his new neighbors in San Antonio’s ... Read More »

Rumble Across the Texas Sky With the Commemorative Air Force’s Fleet of Vintage Combat Aircraft

Rumble Across the Texas Sky With the Commemorative Air Force’s Fleet of Vintage Combat Aircraft

A hulking green plane lumbers down the runway at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, then lifts into the sky ... Read More »

The Battle Between Two Lizards In Texas Is a Win for UT Arlington Biologists

The Battle Between Two Lizards In Texas Is a Win for UT Arlington Biologists

Prairie lizards and Texas spiny lizards have a lot in common. True, the prairie lizard is a svelte 5 inches, ... Read More »

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

Big Bend National Park’s craggy Chihuahuan Desert landscape may seem incongruous with the verdant and neatly ... Read More »

Cockfighting Flourished in Texas in the Early 1900s

Cockfighting Flourished in Texas in the Early 1900s

Cockfighting goes back to ancient times when cultures including the Greeks and Persians pitted roosters ... Read More »

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