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Small Town Texas Inspires Original Works of Fiction

July 25, 2023 | By

The smaller the stage, the bigger the drama. That’s why for Texas Highways’ first collection of fiction, we’re exploring small town Texas and the characters connected to these lesser-known spots

Editor’s Note: Ranching, Writing, and Cowdogs

February 24, 2022 | By Emily Roberts Stone

Like many Texans, John Erickson has strong ties to the land that reared him. Despite short stints in Denver and Boston during his college years, the beloved Texas author has lived in the Panhandle most of his life.

Editor’s Note: Back on Trek

December 23, 2021 | By Emily Roberts Stone

Our writers-at-large have clocked countless hours and hundreds of thousands of miles exploring Texas in their more than 85 collective years writing about the state.

Poet ire’ne lara silva Wins Texas Institute of Letters Award for Texas Highways Essay

March 2, 2021 | By Peter Warren

Author and poet ire’ne lara silva has been awarded the 2021 Texas Institute of Letters Edwin “Bud” Shrake Award for Best Short Nonfiction for her essay “A Place Before Words” published in the September 2020 edition of Texas Highways.

Literal(ly) San Antonio

December 15, 2015 | By Gene Fowler

On a 1709 expedition into the unsettled territory north of the Rio Grande, Fray Isidro Espinosa of Nueva España wrote in his diary about the springs and river that later gave rise to the city of San Antonio, noting that the river could “supply not only a village but a city” and that “we called it the river of San Antonio de Padua.”

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