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Dig for Seashell Treasures on Padre Island

May 28, 2024 | By

Texas Highways Is Hiring 2024 Summer Editorial Interns

March 14, 2024 | By TH Staff

Are you a college undergraduate or graduate student with a passion for journalism and a love for all things Texas?

Recipe: Chorizo Cheese Dip

February 16, 2024 | By

Cooking time: 20 minutes
Ingredients
12 oz. Chorizo de San Manuel chorizo
1 pound lean ground beef
2 pounds American cheese, cubed
1 10 oz.

Where to Stay in 2024: San Antonio and Austin

January 2, 2024 | By

Where to Stay in 2024: Houston and the Gulf Coast

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Where to Stay in 2024: Central Texas and the Hill Country

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Where to Stay in 2024: East Texas

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Where to Stay in 2024: The Panhandle

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Where to Stay in 2024: West Texas

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Where to Stay in 2024: Dallas/Fort Worth and North Texas

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Where to Stay in 2024: South Texas

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Chapps Burgers

October 24, 2023 | By Texas Highways Promotions

The Science—and Luck—of the Two Upcoming Eclipses in Texas

September 27, 2023 | By Asher Elbein

Hat Creek Burger Company

September 19, 2023 | By Texas Highways Promotions

Los Corridos Han Documentado Tragedias Y Han Dicho la Verdad Al Poder Por Mas de 200 Años

August 22, 2023 | By Katie Gutierrez

Recipe: Armadillo World Headquarters Shrimp Enchiladas

August 22, 2023 | By Michael Corcoran

 
(Makes 12 enchiladas)
Ingredients
24 medium to large fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
12 corn tortillas
1 cup chicken stock
1 avocado
For the stock
1 clove of garlic (peeled and chopped fine)
12 tomatoes
6 onions
1 pound canned green chile strips
Juice squeezed from half a lemon
1⁄3 pound butter
Cut the vegetables in half and then in quarters.

Recipe: Texas Trash Pie

July 25, 2023 | By

Texas Trash Pie
Pie Crust
Yields three 10-inch crusts
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 cups minus 3 tablespoons shortening, preferably Crisco
5 cups flour
Filling
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup caramel bits
1 cup pretzels, crumbled
1 cup graham crackers, crumbled
1 cup coconut
1 stick butter, melted
14 ounce can sweetened
condensed milk
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 F.

Texas Highways Is Hiring an Art Director

June 23, 2023 | By TH Staff

Weekend Getaways from San Antonio: Comfort and South Padre Island

May 30, 2023 | By Marisa Charpentier

Weekend Getaways from El Paso: Van Horn and Sanderson

May 30, 2023 | By James Hernández

Weekend Getaways from Houston: Galveston and Nacogdoches

May 30, 2023 | By Clayton Maxwell

Weekend Getaways from Dallas: Weatherford and Coleman

May 30, 2023 | By June Naylor

Weekend Getaways from Austin: Sonora and Blanco

May 30, 2023 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Tommy’s Hamburgers

April 25, 2023 | By Texas Highways Promotions

Y’all Asked For It: Texas Red Grapefruit Pie Recipe

April 20, 2023 | By

After we published our photo essay on citrus and its role in the Rio Grande Valley in April, readers, friends, and family were clear: they wanted a recipe for the featured grapefruit pie.

Texas Highways Is Hiring a Managing Editor

February 23, 2023 | By TH Staff

Recipe: Lady Bird Johnson’s King Ranch Casserole

January 24, 2023 | By

After mentioning Ro-Tel in an interview, Lady Bird Johnson is credited with putting the canned tomato brand on the U.S.

How Texas State Symbols Are Designated

December 7, 2022 | By John O. Lumpkin

Recipe: Fernet Punch

November 23, 2022 | By

We asked Las Ramblas to whip up a cocktail specially fit for the winter holidays.

The Texas State Flower: Bluebonnet

November 8, 2022 | By John Lumpkin

The Texas State Domino Game: 42

November 8, 2022 | By John Lumpkin

The Texas State Bird: Mockingbird

November 8, 2022 | By John Lumpkin

The Texas State Hat: Cowboy Hat

November 8, 2022 | By John Lumpkin

The Texas State Dish: Chili

November 7, 2022 | By John Lumpkin

The Texas State Tree, Health Nut, and Pie: Pecan

November 7, 2022 | By

The Texas State Musical Instrument: Guitar

November 7, 2022 | By John Lumpkin

Recipe: Chile Pequin Salsa

September 29, 2022 | By

Ingredients
4 tomatoes
1 medium onion
Juice of 8-10 key limes
1 bunch cilantro, leaves only
40 to 50 chile pequins
Salt and pepper
Directions
Mash the chile pequin using a molcajete or another form of mortar and pestle.

Un Poema Para Uvalde

August 16, 2022 | By ire’ne lara silva

15 Small Town Mom and Pop Shops Worth the Trip

July 28, 2022 | By

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Quanah Parker and Three of His Wives

May 12, 2022 | By Traces of Texas

Comanche leader Quanah Parker with three of his eight wives at his “Star House” in what is now Cache, Oklahoma, 1892.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: An Aerial View of the Astrodome

April 7, 2022 | By Traces of Texas

Traces of Texas reader Frank Pasket was in the Coast Guard during the 1960s and was nice enough to send in this amazing picture of himself flying a helicopter over the Astrodome in Houston back in 1965.

Recipe: Kenny and Ziggy’s Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

March 24, 2022 | By

The food served during the eight-day celebration of Passover, which starts on April 15 this year, has deep symbolism.

Recipe: Adams “Original” Red Velvet Cake

January 27, 2022 | By

Cake Ingredients:
½ cup shortening
1 ½ cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon “Adams Best” Vanilla
1 teaspoon Adams Butter Flavor
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 ounce Adams Red Food Color
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon vinegar
Icing Ingredients:
1 pound confectioners’ sugar, sifted
½ cup shortening
1 tablespoon “Adams Best” Vanilla
¼ teaspoon Adams Butter Flavor
½ teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons milk (approximately)
Directions:
Cream shortening and sugar.

Recipe: Ratatouille

December 23, 2021 | By June Naylor

Recipe by June Naylor
Serves 4 to 6
Ingredients:
3 Japanese eggplants
1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow onion
1 to 2 cloves garlic
1 to 2 jalapeños, seeded (optional)
4 to 6 Roma tomatoes, depending on size
2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, oregano, thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
Directions:
Dice the eggplant, zucchini, squash, bell peppers, and onion into 1/2-inch pieces.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Pappy O’Daniel’s Giant BBQ

December 9, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

Former Gov. Wilbert Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel was an iconic Texas character. When he was inaugurated in 1941, he held a giant barbecue at the governor’s mansion in Austin, serving 40,000 pounds of meat.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Cowboys on Turkey Track Ranch

November 11, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

The iconic Turkey Track Ranch located just north of Amarillo recently went up for sale.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: A Woman and Her Calves

October 21, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

Traces of Texas reader Daphne Hatcher sent in this nifty photo of her mom, Hazel Harbison Roehr, mugging for the camera while wearing her dad’s boots, hat, and gun belt, and posing with her calves.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: A Newlywed Couple in Swisher

October 14, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

Traces of Texas reader Kim Crumbley graciously shared this 1910 photo of her great-grandparents on their wedding day in Swisher, located in the Panhandle.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Election Day in Eastland

October 7, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

Election Day in the North Texas town of Eastland in the early 1890s. This photo was sent in by Janice Chambers.

Recipe: Sopa Tarasca

September 30, 2021 | By

This Tarascan soup is primarily made with home-cooked beans with the addition of some chiles and tomatoes for flavor.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Stude’s Bakery and Confectionery

September 16, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

This picture taken in Houston in about 1890 shows Stude’s Bakery and Confectionery. Alphonse Stude, a prominent businessman and Houston booster, owned the shop.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Matador Land and Cattle Company

August 19, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

Claud Jefferies works with a bronco at the Matador Land and Cattle Company, a ranch established in 1878 in Motley County where the Upper, Middle, and Lower Pease rivers flow.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Coca-Cola Delivery near Sabinal

August 12, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

Every week, Traces of Texas sends us a vintage photo to share for Throwback Thursday.
Traces of Texas reader Courtney Kennedy kindly sent in this circa-1915 photo of his grandfather delivering Coca-Cola in the area around Sabinal in South Texas.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Prom Night in Marlin, 1960

July 15, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

Traces of Texas reader Bob Caperton kindly sent in this 1960 photo of his wife, first on the lower right, and a group of her friends as they were getting ready to go to what was then called the Junior-Senior Banquet in Marlin.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Women Do the Heavy Lifting in Beaumont, 1943

July 8, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

A woman moves a pole at the International Creosoting Company in Beaumont, 1943. This job had traditionally been done by men, but the absence of the male workforce due to World War II paved the way for women to assume many such jobs.

Recipe: Green Tomato Relish

June 24, 2021 | By June Naylor

Recipe: Fish Fry

June 15, 2021 | By

Wineries Are the Rage, but Breweries Tie Fredericksburg to the Town’s German Roots

May 29, 2021 | By Pam LeBlanc

Vineyards line US 290 around Fredericksburg, but wine’s not the only thing on tap in the Texas Hill Country.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Theodore Roosevelt at the Rough Riders Reunion

April 8, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

President Theodore Roosevelt posed in his tent at a Rough Riders reunion in San Antonio for this 1905 photograph.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Dallas Love Field Airport in 1940

March 18, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

Fashion models pose with an Oldsmobile Series 70 and a Delta Airlines Lockheed model 10B Electra at the Love Field Airport in Dallas in 1940.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Farmworkers near Neches

March 11, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

A group of migrant farmworkers returns from picking cotton in Mississippi. They were on their way back to the Rio Grande Valley and were in Anderson County near Neches when Russell Lee took this photo in 1939.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: The Panhandle in 1939

February 18, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

When Farm Security Administration photographer Dorothea Lange took this photo north of Amarillo in 1939, it was a (relatively) happy time for most Panhandle residents.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Prince’s Drive-in

February 11, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

Traces of Texas reader Patrick Kominczak kindly sent in this 1950s photo of his mother-in-law and her co-workers at Prince’s Drive-in on Main Street in Houston.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: A Gulf Filling Station in Colorado City

January 21, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

A Gulf filling station in Colorado City circa 1932. These early gravity-fed gas pumps with a clear cylinder on the top were called visible gas pumps.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: A North Texas Trail Ride

January 14, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

Every week, Traces of Texas shares one of his vintage photo finds with us.
Taken in Mineral Wells, this photo captures participants in an East Mountain trail ride on June 11, 1901.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Café de la Rosa in San Antonio

January 7, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

Jovita de la Rosa Ortiz, third from right, and her parents Magdaleno and Francisca behind the counter of their café, Café de la Rosa, in San Antonio, circa 1945.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Elvis at the Little Shamrock Cafe

December 17, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

Every week, Traces of Texas shares one of his vintage photo finds with us.
“James Hefley kindly shared this remarkable photo of Elvis eating breakfast at the Little Shamrock Cafe in Cleveland, Texas, on September 12, 1957.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Sam Houston’s First Home

December 10, 2020 | By

Sam Houston’s first house in Houston, circa 1890. Renowned naturalist John J. Audubon visited Sam Houston here in 1837, and his account of that visit is colorful and humorous.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Texas Rangers Find Illegal Moonshine Stills

November 26, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

Texas Rangers with illegal moonshine stills found near Mexia. Freddie Pryor found this undated photo among his grandmother’s things after she died.

60 Years Ago San Antonio Teenagers Invented the Westside Sound

November 20, 2020 | By Joe Nick Patoski

How Corsicana Has Captured Hearts by Defying Small-Town Stereotypes

November 20, 2020 | By Sarah Hepola

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Rebuilding the Anderson Gift Store in Marfa

November 19, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

Gail Smith sent in this photograph of her grandfather, W.A. Oatman, rebuilding the Anderson Gift Store after a 1920 fire in downtown Marfa.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Oakland Heights Mansion in Comanche

November 12, 2020 | By Traces of Traces

The old Oakland Heights mansion in Comanche was an elaborate pigeon roost by the time Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee documented it in 1939.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Plinky Toepperwein Takes Her Shot

October 8, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

San Antonio’s Plinky Toepperwein was one of the greatest shooters of all time.
Famed female shooter Annie Oakley once told Plinky, “Mrs.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: A Store in Westphalia

October 1, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

Traces of Texas reader Kathy Thornton kindly sent in this fantastic early 1940s image of a store in Westphalia.

Recipe: Chocolate Pecan Rye Pie with Chocolate Pecan Sorbet

September 24, 2020 | By

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Freedmen’s First Vote in 1866

September 17, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

An important historical event: the first Anderson County Courthouse on the day of the Freedmen’s First Vote in 1866.

Recipe: Chicken-Fried Steak with Creamy Cauliflower Gravy

September 17, 2020 | By Alex Snodgrass

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: A Marine in Corpus Christi

September 10, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

Marine and his … girlfriend? friend? friend of little sister, who is just out of view? 

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Sweet Treats in Skidmore

August 27, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

Traces of Texas reader Angie Bownds shared this remarkable 1910 photo of Galloway’s “Little Gem Confectionery & Ice Cream Parlor” on 4th Street between Sullivan and Patricio in Skidmore.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: An East Texas Dogtrot House

August 20, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

Traces of Texas reader Kyle Terry submitted this fascinating photo of the L.D. Heath family in 1905.

Shop Local With These Texas Outdoor Gear Shops

August 6, 2020 | By TH Staff

If you want the best gear—whether it’s clothing, tents or something else—you don’t have to go to a large chain store to get what you need. Across the state, local outdoor shops provide incredible selection, with many having big-time brands such as Patagonia and North Face. So whether you are preparing for your first excursion in the woods or your 100th, here are some places to stock up before you head out on your adventure.

Camping with your Canine? 14 Tips to Ensure a Safe and Fun Adventure with Fido

August 6, 2020 | By Melissa Gaskill

Camping is made better with friends, including our four-legged ones. I spent many months camping and hiking with my good boy Max while researching a guide book, Best Hikes with Dogs: Texas Hill Country and Gulf Coast. Max, a 70-pound mutt, developed a fascination with armadillos, so I could always count on him to alert me to the presence of the nifty little critters. Without him, I never would have noticed them.

Find Lovely Silence, along with Inward Focus and Empowerment, on a Solo Camping Trip

August 6, 2020 | By Pam LeBlanc

I grew up camping with my family. We spent long weekends at Texas state parks, where we’d pitch our giant blue canvas tent, belly flop into the nearest lake, and chase fireflies when the sun went down. As a college student, I camped with friends; when I married, my husband and I began backpacking. Until recently, though, I always slept within hollering distance of someone I knew, in case a bear invaded camp or a storm flattened my tent. Then, as part of what I called my “Year of Adventure” a few years ago, I decided to try solo camping.

Texas Park Officials Say Preparation and Flexibility are Key to a Safe Camping Trip During the Pandemic

August 6, 2020 | By Pam LeBlanc

Looking to escape your home? Book campsites in advance and bring your own sanitation supplies to make the most of an outdoors getaway.

Take the Family Camping for a Fun Way to Make Lasting Memories

August 5, 2020 | By Dan Oko

Maybe your children can tell stories of playing cards in a soggy tent as raindrops popped against the nylon walls. Or maybe you remember being young yourself, roasting marshmallows and nestling into a cozy sleeping bag to watch the Milky Way wheel overhead. As anybody who’s gone on a family camping trip will attest, such experiences produce rich memories. And if you don’t have any yet, there’s no reason to miss out.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: The First Mission in Texas

July 30, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

Traces of Texas shared this photo of Mission San Francisco de la Espada in San Antonio, 1936. 

Recipe: Roasted Zucchini with Herbed Chèvre from Elm Creek Manor

July 30, 2020 | By John Lumpkin

Master chef Marcia Scarbrough of Elm Creek Manor near Muenster in North Texas has been serving guests out of her culinary inn’s kitchen for more than 15 years.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: The First Public School in Eddy

July 23, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

People gathered outside the first public school in Eddy, Texas.  The school was built in 1885.

Get Your Texas Video Conferencing Background

April 15, 2020 | By TH Staff

Download Our Printable Wildflower Coloring Pages

April 14, 2020 | By TH Staff

Readers Share Their Favorite Wildflower Photos

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Submit your favorite wildflower photo

March 25, 2020 | By TH Staff

The Wildflowers of Texas: Our Top 20 Field Guide

March 15, 2020 | By

Where to Stay Among the Wildflowers

March 15, 2020 | By June Naylor

Texas Highways is Wild for Wildflowers

March 15, 2020 | By Texas Highways

Expert Advice on Frequently-Asked Wildflower Questions

March 15, 2020 | By

How a Dallas Artist Turns Pressed Flowers into Beautiful Keepsakes

March 15, 2020 | By Leslie J. Thompson

12 Scenic Wildflower Drives for the Perfect Spring Road Trip

March 15, 2020 | By Melissa Gaskill

Wildflowers of the Big Bend

March 15, 2020 | By E. Dan Klepper

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