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The Texas State Hat: Cowboy Hat

November 8, 2022 | By John Lumpkin

See Texas’ First Airplane at Midland International Airport

March 24, 2022 | By Julia Jones

You Can Thank This Texas Company for Red Velvet Cake

January 27, 2022 | By Heather Brand

How TikTok Helped Rio Grande Clay Gain National Attention

June 24, 2021 | By Christopher Adams

When he was about 5 years old, Carlos Herrera III picked up a piece of clay from the ground and rolled it into a ball until it dried and broke apart.

A Small-Town Enthusiast Embarks on the Revitalization of Bartlett in Central Texas

July 30, 2020 | By Jac Darsnek

Robert Zalkin dares to dream small. Beginning in mid-2019, the native of the small town of Liberty, New York, began buying 15 buildings in Bartlett, a once-thriving cotton center 50 miles north of Austin on State Highway 95. He was drawn to Texas because of the welcoming people and economic feasibility of such a project. He intends to enliven the small town by preserving and repurposing its downtown, which he’ll document on Instagram at @downtownbartlett. “I drove through quite a few Texas towns,” Zalkin said, “but when I stepped out onto the red brick streets of Bartlett, it was magical. I felt the old ghosts and knew immediately this was the one.”

How The East Texas Oil Field Changed Kilgore Forever

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Commune with Nature at These Treehouses in the Texas Hill Country

November 26, 2019 | By Allison McNearney

El Paso Has a Fascinating Connection With a Small Himalayan Country

August 29, 2019 | By Robyn Ross

In 1914, National Geographic published an article about the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, a remote Buddhist country tucked between India and China. El Paso resident Kathleen Worrell, who was married to the dean of the college that became the University of Texas at El Paso, was intrigued by the photographs of Bhutanese fortresses and monasteries. She also noted a resemblance between the rugged Himalayas and the Franklin Mountains that soar over El Paso. Three years later, as the college’s new campus was being built in the Franklin foothills, Worrell saw an opportunity. She asked her husband: Why not construct those buildings in the Bhutanese style?

Calling on All Manner of Higher Powers, This San Antonio Shop Has Just the Thing for Your Earthly Problems

July 29, 2019 | By Asher Elbein

In the spirit room of Botanica La Caridad, a retail store in San Antonio, wooden statues of West African deities are crammed up against a bucket of sticks and machetes, garlanded with chicken’s feet and anchored by a cross. In the opposite corner stands a masked mannequin with rolled-up cash tucked discreetly beneath its long red dress and unopened bottles of wine.

Treat Yourself With a Desert Cure That Smells Like a West Texas Rainstorm

January 30, 2019 | By Melissa Gaskill

Deep in the heart of a ranch sprawling across the foothills of the Chinati Mountains, a stand of dark-green creosote bushes contrasts with the rocky landscape. The August weather is hot and dry, but these plants have some secret source of water. Candace Covington discovered them several years ago while helping with one of several archaeological digs on the ranch.

Frank X. Tolbert 2 Interprets ‘Incredible Creations of Nature’ in the Texas Bird Project

August 27, 2018 | By Gene Fowler

The art aficionados at the opening of Frank X. Tolbert 2’s Texas Bird Project exhibition in Austin were clearly enamored with the artist’s prints, paintings, and drawings of the state’s winged and feathered beings. But the birdwatchers who came to meet the Houston artist were absolutely rapt.

How Spanish Ibérico Pork Found Its Way to Texas

April 25, 2018 | By

Texas and Spain have joined forces in an unexpected, four-legged way.
Acornseekers pork is available for purchase online and at restaurants, including Eberly in Austin, Fearings in Dallas, and Bliss in San Antonio.
For the first time since explorer Hernando de Soto did so back in 1539, the finest of Spanish ham, jamón ibérico de bellota, has been imported to the United States in its original form—as a pig.

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