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50 Years After JFK’s Moonshot, Historian Douglas Brinkley Recounts Its Lasting Influence on Texas

50 Years After JFK’s Moonshot, Historian Douglas Brinkley Recounts Its Lasting Influence on Texas

Rice University professor of history, CNN presidential historian, and perennial bestselling author Douglas Brinkley Read More »

How Sweden-born Artist Kent Ullberg Found His Muse Along the Texas Gulf Coast

How Sweden-born Artist Kent Ullberg Found His Muse Along the Texas Gulf Coast

Kent Ullberg’s bronze sculptures dot the landscape across Texas—a giant bison in Corpus Christi, a cougar on the ... Read More »

My Hometown: Luther Hotel Innkeeper Jack Findley Talks History and Having Fun on Tres Palacios Bay

My Hometown: Luther Hotel Innkeeper Jack Findley Talks History and Having Fun on Tres Palacios Bay

At the historic Luther Hotel in Palacios, proprietor Jack Findley often mingles with guests on the front porch ... Read More »

Retrace the Life and Legacy of World-Champion Boxer Jack Johnson in Galveston

Retrace the Life and Legacy of World-Champion Boxer Jack Johnson in Galveston

“Jack Johnson was a real person from a real place called Galveston,” Collins says while standing in his church ... Read More »

How Chef Mary Bass Gives Back to Galveston

How Chef Mary Bass Gives Back to Galveston

A Galveston native, Bass started her career by launching a bakery business, Viva la Cake Balls. She later became ... 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 »

One Man’s Half-Century Project to Heal a Hill Country Landscape Created a Legacy Reaching Far Beyond His Fenceline

One Man’s Half-Century Project to Heal a Hill Country Landscape Created a Legacy Reaching Far Beyond His Fenceline

In 1969, a San Antonio fried-chicken tycoon was struck by a life-changing idea: He would find, buy, and heal “the ... Read More »

To Hook ’Em,  or To Gig ’Em? A Son Schools His Father on a College Tour

To Hook ’Em, or To Gig ’Em? A Son Schools His Father on a College Tour

The night before I take my oldest son to visit Texas A&M, my wife comes home to find me watching The Blind Side. ... Read More »

Conjunto Ambassadors Los Texmaniancs on the Magic of ‘Musica Alegre’

Conjunto Ambassadors Los Texmaniancs on the Magic of ‘Musica Alegre’

The Tex-Mex sound of Los Texmaniacs is also called musica alegre—happy music—for good reason. That bouncy two-step ... Read More »

My Hometown: Take a Tour of Decatur with Longtime Newspaper Publishers Roy and Jeannine Eaton

My Hometown: Take a Tour of Decatur with Longtime Newspaper Publishers Roy and Jeannine Eaton

Roy Eaton’s earliest memory of the Wise County Messenger was his parents eagerly awaiting its Thursday delivery ... Read More »

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