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History of the Trailblazer: How Texas Birthed the Modern Monorail

History of the Trailblazer: How Texas Birthed the Modern Monorail

Texas is known for many inventions—Dr Pepper, Liquid Paper, the frozen margarita machine, and even silicone breast implants.

The Most-Read Stories of 2023

The Most-Read Stories of 2023

As the end of 2023 approaches, it’s fitting we take stock of what readers enjoyed the most from Texas Highways this year.

Author Jesse Sublett Delves Into Austin’s Criminal Underbelly

Author Jesse Sublett Delves Into Austin’s Criminal Underbelly

When I was gigging regularly in bands in Austin and elsewhere in the 1970s, I would daydream I was a character in a black-and-white movie, playing in nightclubs that were fronts for underworld characters, where criminal plots were hatched backstage and crime bosses conducted business over cocktails.

Mineral Wells’ “Home of Crazy” Sign Back After 62 Years

Mineral Wells’ “Home of Crazy” Sign Back After 62 Years

Back in the day—from 1933 to 1958—travelers on the Bankhead Highway were greeted with an unusual sign as they drove through the heart of Palo Pinto County’s biggest town.

A Runner Reflects on Lady Bird Johnson’s Legacy and the Companionship of Nature

A Runner Reflects on Lady Bird Johnson’s Legacy and the Companionship of Nature

Johnson described nature as her daily companion. “The song of the wind in the upper branches of the pine trees is the most evocative symphony I’ve ever heard.”

Rambling Spirit

Rambling Spirit

A comparison can be made of Van Horn, a dusty stop on the trek from Pecos to El Paso, and a barbed-wire fence stretched across a grassland plain.

Scrapdaddy in South Texas

Scrapdaddy in South Texas

The saying “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure” certainly rings true for prolific art-car creator Mark David Bradford.

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