History

How Texas Has Led Energy Booms for Over a Century

April 22, 2024 | By

My muscles shake as I climb up the inside of a seemingly endless vertical tunnel, stopping at platforms along the way to catch my breath.

A Historic Beyoncé Tour in Houston Digs Into Her Texas Roots

April 1, 2024 | By

When Beyoncé announced in a commercial during this year’s Super Bowl that a new album was dropping March 29, the Beyhive buzzed with excitement.

How Mesquite Became the Rodeo Capital of Texas

March 29, 2024 | By

Travel Back in Time to Prehistoric Texas

March 26, 2024 | By

Making Cascarones, a Longtime Texas Tradition

March 21, 2024 | By

Preserving Texas German in Its Final Days

March 14, 2024 | By Matt Joyce

The Daytripper Gets Rejuvenated in Mineral Wells

March 13, 2024 | By Chet Garner

The year 1880 was a momentous one for the town of Mineral Wells. It had been settled only three years prior, and early residents were already fed up with hauling water from the Brazos River 4 miles away.

The Making of Luck, Willie Nelson’s Old West Town

March 11, 2024 | By

The Western movie set located on Willie Nelson’s property about 30 miles west of Austin was, well, down on its luck.

Shorty’s in Port Aransas Is a Blast From the Past

March 8, 2024 | By John O. Lumpkin

Capturing the Spirit of Townes Van Zandt in Fort Worth

March 6, 2024 | By Daniel Orr

It’s a blustery, dark, cold January day at an old cemetery in Dido. Were it not for the two Texas Historical Commission markers and the signage for the United Methodist Church, this ghost town 40 minutes northwest of downtown Fort Worth on the shores of Eagle Mountain Lake would be all but imperceptible to passersby.

Preserving Texas’ History Through Its Native Flowers

March 4, 2024 | By Matt Joyce

Frolicking Among the Bluebonnets at Fort Parker State Park

February 29, 2024 | By TH Staff

This photo from the Texas Highways archives shows a handsome couple—and their handlers—frolicking in a bumper crop of bluebonnets at Fort Parker State Park.

History of the Trailblazer: How Texas Birthed the Modern Monorail

February 28, 2024 | By Natalia Gonzalez Blanco Serrano

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

A Texas Bouquet

February 27, 2024 | By TH Staff

This article is from the Texas Highways archive. It first appeared in the June 1974 issue.

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