Alamo

What to Do in Texas in 2024

January 12, 2024 | By TH Staff

The Alamo Bootleg Delves into Lesser-Known Stories of the Most Famous Battle of the Texas Revolution

March 2, 2020 | By E. Ryan Ellis

The Alamo Bootleg, a concept album slated for July release, features country singers Charley Pride and Robert Ellis excavating Alamo stories new and old.

Alamo Redevelopment Plan Moves On After Burials Discovered by Archeologists

January 9, 2020 | By John Lumpkin

The initial phase of the Alamo’s comprehensive redevelopment is scheduled for completion this year, despite the recent discovery of long-ago burials in the hallowed landmark and ongoing disputes over the plan.

Spanish Moss and Tranquility in Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

August 29, 2019 | By

At Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge south of Alamo, the Spanish moss dripping from the trees invokes a sense of tranquility—and a touch of otherworldliness—in a park created to protect migratory birds. While wandering the refuge’s 14 miles of trails, keep an eye and ear out for resident birds like green jays, chachalacas, and great kiskadees, which are joined by migratory species in the fall and spring.

Summer For Procrastinators: Historic Texas

August 26, 2019 | By Anna-Kay Reeves

While everyone should visit the Alamo, you’ll find lighter crowds at other San Antonio missions and in Goliad

15 Small Texas Towns to Visit Now

July 31, 2019 | By

There was a time when most Texans lived over yonder. But over the past century, the percentage of Texans living in rural areas versus urban areas flipped: Today, 85 percent of us live in cities, while only 15 percent live in the country, according to the Texas Demographic Center.

An Unplugged Travel Challenge Through the Rio Grande Valley Leads to Unexpected Detours and Rewards

November 2, 2018 | By Clayton Maxwell

After U-turns on the edges of grapefruit groves, repeated pullovers to study our Rio Grande Valley street guide, and a precarious three-point turn on the narrow levee road where a border patrol truck blocks our path, we are really lost. Like so many wanderers before us, we are searching for La Lomita Mission, which a local history buff named Frank told me about at an Edinburg bar the night before. “Just travel the Old Military Highway that goes along the Rio Grande,” Frank said. What Frank didn’t say was that Military Highway, much like the river it runs along, is a trickster that stops, starts, and twists in unexpected ways.

A Tricentennial Timeline of San Antonio

December 14, 2017 | By Jane Kellogg Murray

The city’s modern-day story is only just beginning, but the same could have been said 300 years ago.

Reimagining the Alamo

March 20, 2017 | By Alexander Rivard

In second grade, I received a beautiful Alamo diorama for Christmas, complete with plastic soldiers and a cardboard backdrop, perfect for replaying the battle over and over with alternate endings.

New Alamo attraction

April 14, 2016 | By Lois Rodriguez

Remembering the Alamo is one thing, but a new San Antonio attraction promises visitors will get to better see what the 13-day battle was like.

Phil Collins: Honorary Texan

March 12, 2015 | By

British rocker Phil Collins received honorary Texan status at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 11 in recognition for donating his private collection of Alamo artifacts, the largest private collection of its kind.

Remember the Alamo

February 6, 2015 | By

Join the San Antonio Living History Association as it honors the anniversary of the March 6, 1836, Alamo battle with events at Alamo Plaza.

Phil Collins to donate Alamo treasures to Texas

June 25, 2014 | By

English rock star Phil Collins, a dedicated Alamo history buff, is donating his treasure trove of Alamo Battle and Texas Revoluation artifacts to the State of Texas, the Texas General Land Office has announced. 

Memorializing the Mission

August 20, 2009 | By Marty Lange

Jan Reid’s thoughtful reflection on the Alamo along with Photo Editor J. Griffis Smith’s beautiful images, begins on page 24 of this issue.

Inside These Walls: A Personal Reflection on the Alamo

August 12, 2009 | By Jan Reid

The hump-backed façade of the Alamo, the 18th-Century mission chapel that actually comprised just a small part of the fabled killing field of 1836, is the profile and shrine of Texas.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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