texas history

What Remains of the Wends Can Be Found in Serbin

January 23, 2024 | By Anthony Head

On the eve of Jan. 25, students at St. Paul Lutheran School in Serbin, south of Giddings, set out empty plates on windowsills and fence posts as part of an annual tradition called the Birds’ Wedding.

More Than a Century of Peanut Farming Makes Floresville the Peanut Capital of Texas

October 6, 2023 | By John Lumpkin

San Antonio Museum of Art Taps Into the Alamo City’s Brewery History

July 20, 2023 | By Jen Hamilton Hernandez

When visiting the San Antonio Museum of Art, you may notice architectural details that hearken back to a buzzy period in the city’s history.

West Texans Rally to Save a Sacred Lipan Apache Cemetery

July 5, 2023 | By Sarah Vasquez

Growing up, Christina Hernandez spent the summer with her grandparents in the West Texas border town of Presidio, 60 miles south of Marfa.

Meet Comfort Tysen, the Texas State Capitol’s Longest-Serving Tour Guide

May 25, 2023 | By Clayton Maxwell

When Comfort Tysen gives a tour, she puts her whole body into the job.
On some days, the longest-serving guide at the Texas State Capitol will ascend the building’s ornate cast-iron staircases hundreds of times, greeting many of the people she passes there by name.

There’s a Story Around Every Corner on the Guided History Tour at Austin’s Driskill Hotel

May 19, 2023 | By Jen Hamilton Hernandez

As I finish my quiche and bloody mary garnished with a generous bacon slice at the Driskill Hotel’s first-floor 1886 Cafe (named for the year the hotel opened), I realize I’m time traveling in a few different ways.

A Musical About El Camino Real de las Tejas Cranks Out a Colorful History

May 17, 2023 | By Joe Nick Patoski

There are two great stories of Texas, as far as Brian Beattie is concerned. One is the Alamo, about which much has been written, honored, preserved, and mythologized.

Get Swept Away at Republic of Texas Brooms and 1800’s General Store in New Braunfels

May 3, 2023 | By Omar Gallaga

It’s wet and cool outside at Heritage Village in New Braunfels, but inside the limestone cottage where John Potter works, it’s cozy.

Go on a Treasure Hunt at the State Archives Building in Austin

January 9, 2023 | By Robyn Ross

The Tex-Mex Christmas Tradition of Tamales

November 23, 2022 | By Traces of Texas

Stocking up to make tamales for the holidays, Maria Moreno stopped by a San Antonio shop to buy corn husks on Nov.

New Alamo Statues Featuring African Americans Tell A More Complete Story of the Texas Revolution

October 5, 2022 | By Regina Burns

When Lubbock-based sculptor Eddie Dixon received a phone call about sculpting a statue for the Alamo, the caller wanted to know if he was familiar with the historic figure he would be capturing in bronze.

Written 185 Years Ago, Alamo Commander William B. Travis’ Famous ‘Victory or Death’ Letter Still Resonates

February 24, 2022 | By John Nova Lomax

Revisit 3 Significant Moments When Martin Luther King Jr. Came to Texas

January 17, 2022 | By Kahron Spearman

Of the times Martin Luther King Jr. visited Texas, there are three occasions that stand out: 1959 in Fort Worth, 1962 in Austin, and 1967 in Houston, six months before his assassination.

Vaqueros: The Original Cowboys of Texas

August 26, 2021 | By Katie Gutierrez

Fredericksburg: A History

May 6, 2021 | By James L. Haley

Get a Sneak Peek of the Phil Collins Alamo Collection in San Antonio

March 12, 2021 | By Gene Fowler

Suburban London, 1956. Five-year-old Phil Collins—yes, that Phil Collins—stands in a snapshot dressed as Davy Crockett in a coonskin cap.

The Untold Stories of 3 Mighty Women in Texas History

October 29, 2020 | By Clayton Maxwell

Vintage Beer Signs Celebrate Texas’ Past

September 24, 2020 | By Dave Thomas

Q&A with Amarillo Author Jodi Thomas About Her New Texas Historical Christmas Novel

November 13, 2019 | By June Naylor

A Texas Kind of Christmas, a new historical romance novel by Rachael Mills, Celia Bonaduce, and best-selling Amarillo author Jodi Thomas, takes readers back to Christmas Eve, 1859

Bullock Museum’s Café Reopens with New Menu and Look

February 5, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar

The Texas history museum in Austin hopes to bring comfort and good eats to visitors with its updated cafe. The Story of Texas Café at the Bullock Museum of Texas History in Austin is sporting a new look, catering vendor, and menu. The café recently closed for three weeks to refresh the space with new upholstery and an updated kitchen, and also to work with Rosemary’s Catering, led by chef Baron Cazares, on developing a menu that includes salads, paninis, chili, chips and queso, and the popular build-your-own baked potatoes. Daily specials, like brisket nachos, coastal shrimp cocktail, and chorizo con papas, are posted on the café’s Twitter page.

W.F. Strong Tells Unbelievable Tales of Texas’ Past in His New Book

May 30, 2018 | By Julia Jones

You might recognize W.F. Strong’s booming, theatrical voice from his Stories from Texas segment on public radio show Texas Standard. And as evidenced in his new book, Stories from Texas: Some of Them Are True, his signature storytelling style translates very well on paper.

A Tricentennial Timeline of San Antonio

December 14, 2017 | By Jane Kellogg Murray

The city’s modern-day story is only just beginning, but the same could have been said 300 years ago.

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