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 automobile, as well as the hope for something greater—powered, controlled flight.

After Three Years, the Grass House at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site Returns

After Three Years, the Grass House at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site Returns

In April 2019, a devastating tornado swept through Caddo Mounds State Historic Site and the neighboring town of Alto.

Polka Music? Czech! Kolaches? Czech! Get Ready for Slavnost in La Grange

Polka Music? Czech! Kolaches? Czech! Get Ready for Slavnost in La Grange

For a long time, Czech influences on Texas culture have been overlooked, often overshadowed by the history and traditions of the German immigrants who settled in Central Texas.

The Spirit of Diamond Bessie Lives On In New Novel Inspired By Jefferson’s Famous Murder Trial

The Spirit of Diamond Bessie Lives On In New Novel Inspired By Jefferson’s Famous Murder Trial

In downtown Grapevine, novelist Jody Hadlock breezes into a busy coffee shop to talk about her new book, The Lives of Diamond Bessie, a historical novel about a murder that took place in East Texas in 1877.

It Wouldn’t Be Wedding Season in Texas Without the Grand March

It Wouldn’t Be Wedding Season in Texas Without the Grand March

The dance starts with our elders. Two old-timers who know what it means to spend decades together in marriage and come out wealthier in love.

For Bastrop Residents, Last Week’s Rolling Pines Fire Was Too Close for Comfort

For Bastrop Residents, Last Week’s Rolling Pines Fire Was Too Close for Comfort

The history of Bastrop County is marked by wildfires, the most devastating being the 2011 Complex Fire that burned 32,000 acres and lasted 55 days.

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