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The Texas Basket Company is a Century-Long Link to Jacksonville’s Tomato Capital Heritage

The Texas Basket Company is a Century-Long Link to Jacksonville’s Tomato Capital Heritage

The Jacksonville manufacturer, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, has churned out millions of veneer Read More »

Photo: Vintage Postcard Depicts Galveston’s Seawall Boulevard in the 1940s

Photo: Vintage Postcard Depicts Galveston’s Seawall Boulevard in the 1940s

The balmy excitement of a summer evening on Seawall Boulevard suffuses this vintage Galveston postcard. While the ... Read More »

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 »

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