The Daytripper Visits the Oldest Town in Texas

November 21, 2023 | By Chet Garner

You’d be hard-pressed to find a city more steeped in our state’s lore than Nacogdoches, a sleepy college town of 32,000 nestled deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas.

The Rise of San Angelo

July 25, 2023 | By Traces of Texas

Photographer M.C. Ragsdale, who took this photo of San Angelo with the newly built Tom Green County Courthouse in the background, found his photography business taking off in tandem with the nascent town.

In the Early 1900s, Port Arthur Was Home to an Opulent Hotel Fit for the East Coast

May 30, 2023 | By Jac Darsnek

The opulent Sabine Hotel in Port Arthur was nearing completion in 1897—note the scaffolding on the far left.

Wander the Ruins of This 150-Year-Old Brewery in La Grange

March 28, 2023 | By Ruvani de Silva

Visit These 100-Year Old Texas Landmarks That Have Stood the Test of Time

November 25, 2021 | By

Austin’s Historic Commodore Perry Estate Set to Open as a Hotel

June 23, 2020 | By Alex Temblador

The property opens to the general public as luxury hotel Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection on June 29. Featuring a swimming pool, English gardens, and restaurant, the lodging returns the 10,800-square-foot mansion and its grounds to its former glory, with some new additions. The manse features five suites designed to reflect the original inhabitants, and a neighboring three-story building houses 42 rooms and seven suites.

Downtown Christmas Lights in the Capital City in 1947

November 28, 2018 | By

Austin had a population of about 115,000 when photographer Neal Douglass took this picture of Congress Avenue looking north to the Texas State Capitol on New Year’s Day 1947. The streetscape has changed over the past 71 years, and Austin has grown 10-fold to about 1 million people. But the electric Paramount Theatre sign, which was replaced in 2015, and the State Capitol building, which was completed in 1888, still anchor the storied strip.

Guadalupe Mountains Landmark Designated As Endangered

July 9, 2018 | By Julia Jones

Framed by a dramatic mountain backdrop, not far from the Texas-New Mexico line, is a building made of stone, steel, and stucco—an early modernist piece of architecture that seems to have gotten lost on a desert trail on its way to a more urban setting elsewhere.

Life on the Farm

December 18, 2015 | By

In the January 2016 issue of Texas Highways magazine, Associate Editor Matt Joyce shares his experiences at the Hog Butchering and Curing Workshop at Nash Farm in Grapevine.

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