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Inside the Effort for Black Cemeteries to Gain Historical Status

Inside the Effort for Black Cemeteries to Gain Historical Status

…overgrown field with an illegal dumping ground in the back. Until Hutto resident Robyn Bieber and organizations including Black Families…

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

…Museum of Natural History, Bryan: This museum features exhibits covering the Brazos Valley’s history back to the Ice Age, including…

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

…painted in rich hues of red, yellow, and black. This is Black Cave, one of more than 300 documented rock…

Go Wild for New Texas Nature Documentary Narrated by Matthew McConaughey

Go Wild for New Texas Nature Documentary Narrated by Matthew McConaughey

Courtesy Fin and Fur Films Watch out, David Attenborough. As we see in Texas’ first feature length natural history film,…

10 Facts About the Texas State Flag

10 Facts About the Texas State Flag

…piece of fabric—it represents Texas’ complex history, the pride of its residents, and its unique identity as a state. On…

A Hitchcock Native Preserves the Diverse History of the Texas Gulf Coast

A Hitchcock Native Preserves the Diverse History of the Texas Gulf Coast

…to local history. Stringfellow Orchards “I would’ve never imagined that I would have 10 acres in the center of town….

The Stories Behind Texas’ Quirkiest Town Names

The Stories Behind Texas’ Quirkiest Town Names

…of Texas Place Names, a book that explores the characters, myths, and history behind the state’s most curious names. TH:…

Cemetery Strolls Offer an Opportunity to Meditate on Life’s Big Questions

Cemetery Strolls Offer an Opportunity to Meditate on Life’s Big Questions

…some of the wealthiest white people in the city’s history—alongside freed slaves, some of their graves marked with handcarved stones…

Find Dinosaur Tracks and Ax-Throwing on a Weekend Getaway to Glen Rose

Find Dinosaur Tracks and Ax-Throwing on a Weekend Getaway to Glen Rose

Rivers course through the history of Glen Rose. Settled in 1849 by brothers Charles and George Barnard, this settlement in…

Roadside Oddity: How a Champion Baton Twirler Inspired Benavides’ Welcome Sign

Roadside Oddity: How a Champion Baton Twirler Inspired Benavides’ Welcome Sign

…Palacios went on stage with a simple black leotard and skirt from a ballet store. “The costume cost $10, and…

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

Old Tunnel State Park sits on a brush-covered limestone ridge that divides the watersheds of the Guadalupe and…

A Century of Recorded Country Music Started With Texas Fiddler Eck Robertson

A Century of Recorded Country Music Started With Texas Fiddler Eck Robertson

…like history was being made. Released in September 1922, the record was not promoted by Victor until the next spring…

Can the Sugar Land Space Cowboys Help Houston Embrace Its True Nickname?

Can the Sugar Land Space Cowboys Help Houston Embrace Its True Nickname?

…the entire history of nicknames.” “Bonus points off since every wannabe comic in America has already made a Maurice joke…

How Goats Went From Overgrazing Villains to Brush-Clearing Heroes

How Goats Went From Overgrazing Villains to Brush-Clearing Heroes

Grazed and Confused The Hill Country’s history of overgrazing sparks conservation-minded ranching By Asher Elbein Livestock are a common sight…

A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

…there until I made a trip with my son to the Austin Nature & Science Center, a natural history museum…

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