In ‘The Last Karankawas,’ Kimberley Garza Highlights South Texas Communities Often Overlooked

In ‘The Last Karankawas,’ Kimberley Garza Highlights South Texas Communities Often Overlooked

Like many Texans, Kimberly Garza first heard about the Karankawa tribe during her seventh-grade Texas history class in Uvalde.

50 Years Ago, Willie Nelson United Cowboys and Hippies at the Armadillo World Headquarters

50 Years Ago, Willie Nelson United Cowboys and Hippies at the Armadillo World Headquarters

With the Vietnam War still raging in the summer of 1972, there was a cultural chasm that seemed too wide to cross in Texas: Longhairs weren’t welcome in honky-tonks, and cowboys didn’t mingle with “peaceniks.” But five words built a bridge.

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

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

If you meet Yvonne “Bonnie” Palacios today, you’d be hard-pressed to learn she’s a six-time world champion baton twirler.

A Family Photo Depicts a Blacksmith Shop in Keller

A Family Photo Depicts a Blacksmith Shop in Keller

 
With a population of close to 50,000, Keller is now a substantial Dallas-Fort Worth suburb, but it was a small rural community when this photo was taken in about 1915.

The Lost History of Texas Granite that Never Made it to the Capitol

The Lost History of Texas Granite that Never Made it to the Capitol

The Texas Capitol is famous for the sunset red granite that gives the building its pinkish exterior, but few know that stray capitol building blocks can still be found scattered along the old railway that brought the rock to Austin.

Rinsing Wagons in the San Antonio River

Rinsing Wagons in the San Antonio River

Though small by Texas standards, the San Antonio River has played an outsized role in the state’s history.

The Battle Between Two Lizards In Texas Is a Win for UT Arlington Biologists

The Battle Between Two Lizards In Texas Is a Win for UT Arlington Biologists

Prairie lizards and Texas spiny lizards have a lot in common. True, the prairie lizard is a svelte 5 inches, while Texas spiny lizard, also commonly called the “fence lizard,” is a tank topping out at 11 inches.

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

Big Bend National Park’s craggy Chihuahuan Desert landscape may seem incongruous with the verdant and neatly organized crop rows of a farm.

Cockfighting Flourished in Texas in the Early 1900s

Cockfighting Flourished in Texas in the Early 1900s

Cockfighting goes back to ancient times when cultures including the Greeks and Persians pitted roosters against one another for entertainment.

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