It’s Fruitcake Season All Year Long in Corsicana

November 23, 2022 | By Chet Garner

Corsicana boasts 25 blocks of historical structures, but you’ll fly past town on Interstate 45 and miss it all if you’re not careful.

Netflix’s ‘Cheer’ Returns to the Mat for Season 2

January 12, 2022 | By Natalie Moore

Trigger Warning: This post touches on the sexual misconduct allegations against former Navarro College cheerleader, Jerry Harris.

Remembering the Beaton Hotel of Corsicana’s Oil Boom Days

December 23, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

How Corsicana Has Captured Hearts by Defying Small-Town Stereotypes

November 20, 2020 | By Sarah Hepola

How Collin Street Bakery and Czech Stop Are Faring During COVID-19

August 28, 2020 | By Scott Bedgood

There’s a lot to Cheer About in Corsicana

April 30, 2020 | By Matt Adams

Defying the Punchlines, Texas Fruitcakes Attract Loyal Fans and New Customers

November 29, 2018 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Texans didn’t invent the fruitcake, but in our state’s tradition of braggadocio, we made it better (and bigger, in some cases).
A holiday delicacy with a sometimes stodgy reputation—thanks in part to Johnny Carson’s long-running gags in the 1970s and ’80s—fruitcakes were imported to Texas in the 1800s by German immigrants who packed their original family recipes and brought them to their new home. Though the recipes stayed basically the same, the fruitcake benefited from one crucial Lone Star ingredient: fresh pecans.

These 10 County Courthouses Show off the Beauty and History of Small-Town Texas

September 10, 2018 | By

Texas’ Historic County Courthouses shine with grandiosity and ambition. Often politically controversial because of their expense, courthouse projects in the 19th and early 20th centuries lasted years as counties selected architects and builders, quarried and imported materials, then painstakingly assembled the larger-than-life landmarks in the middle of town. It’s not hard to imagine a farmer stopping by a courthouse construction site to take in the scene, scratching his head at the columns, parapets, and towers rising from the prairie.

No Fast Food Here! 3 Mom-and-Pop Eateries on I-45

October 15, 2017 | By John Lumpkin

Driving the 240 miles of Interstate 45 between Dallas and Houston reveals gentle changes in elevation, pastures in the north, pine forests farther south, and a relief from big-city traffic.

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