Jefferson is hauntingly inviting to ghost hunters

September 18, 2017 | By Dana Goolsby

With its riverboat heritage and antebellum architecture, Jefferson is a town where history and culture converge like two prongs of a bayou, weaving together through the thick forests of the Texas-Louisiana borderlands.

Share a Scare: Now you see me …

October 29, 2015 | By Carol Ann Turpen

This is true, you can draw your own conclusions! Yesterday we think we saw a ghost.

Scare a Share: Room with a Boo!

October 29, 2015 | By Lien K Roberts

I spent a weekend with one of my best friends, Jana, at the Hotel Galvez in room 507, if I recall correctly.

Share a scare: Menger Meddler

October 29, 2015 | By Alicia Nevárez-Warner

It seemed like any other business conference.
The Menger Hotel
Most Haunted Hotel in Texas?

Share a Scare

October 1, 2015 | By

Halloween certainly drums up images of ghosts, goblins and the sort, but the truth is, most Texans can tell you a solid ghost story anytime of the year.

Frontier Spirits

September 17, 2015 | By John Northland

Some say my lodging for this evening—the commander’s quarters at historic Fort Concho—is home to a ghost.

Ghost Story

September 16, 2015 | By Barbara Rodriguez

The once-bustling river port of Jefferson has been saluted for many things: the state’s first gas streetlights, one of the state’s first breweries and, my personal favorite, an abundance of ghosts.

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