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Inside These Walls: A Personal Reflection on the Alamo

Inside These Walls: A Personal Reflection on the Alamo

The hump-backed façade of the Alamo, the 18th-Century mission chapel that actually comprised just a small part of the fabled killing field of 1836, is the profile and shrine of Texas.

Where Independence Was Won

Where Independence Was Won

What would Sam Houston say if he laid eyes on the San Jacinto Monument today? The height of the tower certainly inspires, and the majesty of the soaring octagonal tower is formalized by the 1,800-foot-long, 8.4-acre reflecting pool.

Historic Moment in Granbury

Historic Moment in Granbury

Granbury’s location, less than an hour’s drive southwest of Fort Worth on US 377, makes the town an easy weekend destination for Metroplex denizens.

Lost Gold of the Palo Duro

Lost Gold of the Palo Duro

Visitors to Palo Duro Canyon State Park, south of Amarillo, might marvel at its splendid isolation and tranquility, but the setting was not always so serene.

Crockett Street Revival

Crockett Street Revival

When oil was dis-covered on the outskirts of Beaumont in 1901, fortune-seekers of all stripes flocked to town to do business with the exploding population.

I ‘Heart’ Beaumont

I ‘Heart’ Beaumont


When I read that a 252-acre botanical garden in Orange, Texas—Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center—had recently been honored for its environmentally sound design, I started to plan a trip to southeast Texas to see it myself.

No Place Like Dave’s Place

No Place Like Dave’s Place

It’s a typical Sunday afternoon at a most atypical Texas Hill Country haunt—Dave’s Place in Center Point.

Land of Big Sam

Land of Big Sam

Historic Capitol Hill, one of the highest points in Huntsville, is a good place to start if you want to really understand this cultured and prosperous Piney Woods town that has long set its sights on greatness.

Which Way is Southtown?

Which Way is Southtown?

San Antonio entices travelers from around the world with splashy attractions like the River Walk and SeaWorld, as well as such popular sites as the Alamo and the historic mission trail.

Chain of Jewels

Chain of Jewels

The legendary Highland Lakes—Buchanan, Inks, LBJ, Marble Falls, Travis, and Austin—wind like a meandering blue ribbon through the green canvas of the Central Texas hills.

Bats at Risk

Bats at Risk

Despite the increased awareness of bats’ importance, Dr. Merlin Tuttle says American bats are in jeopardy.

From Dusk Til Dawn

From Dusk Til Dawn

Holy Bat-mania! The interest in bats has soared in recent years, unrelated to the antics of the latest Caped Crusader.

Fly Me to the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon

Forty years ago, on July 20, 1969, millions of Americans sat riveted to their television sets as they watched astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon and speak those memorable words, “The Eagle has landed.” This “giant leap for mankind” would not have been possible without Houston’s own Johnson Space Center, which coordinated the historic Apollo mission.

Still Waters Run Deep

Still Waters Run Deep

It’s a safe bet that few of the boaters and water-skiers who frequent Lake Texana, near Edna, realize that less than 75 feet below the surface of this placid body of water lies the site of a once-bustling river port.

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