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Saving Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles

When young university student, Donna Shaver arrived at Padre Island National Seashore in 1980 from…

Remember the Alamo?

It’s an odd-looking set of buildings. A single story convento and a broken church (it…

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San Jacinto: The Battle and the Monument

The San Jacinto Monument is a towering tribute to a spectacular military triumph. The Battle…

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Celebrating Local History

There are a limited number of “official” Texas state historic sites, but every downtown has…

Texamination: State Historic Sites

How well do you know Texas? Test your knowledge of Texas history and heritage in this interactive quiz.

Get Out & Get Into Texas History

Wanna get away? Of course you do—we’ve all been a bit stir crazy! The question…

State Historic Sites of Texas

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has among its archival holdings collections that document…

Monti Goodin: Preserver of Panhandle Heritage

Monti Goodin sits in the kitchen of her home located just down the road from…

Bringing History Home

Sometimes it is hard to relate to individuals who lived in the past when all…

Putting Words to Photographs

When you step onto the grounds of Fort McKavett, you are met with a sense…

Tortillas and Tradition

If you were to poll a group of Texans about what they are most passionate…

Historic Treasures of Ancient Texas

Texas has an impressive collection of historic properties and sites that offer a glimpse into…

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It Takes a Village

C ome December, the place to intimately know Christmas and all of its meaning is the…

With Strings Attached

As long as there have been guitars and other stringed instruments, there’s been a need for…

Sky Trails

While most of Authentic Texas’s “Trail Drives” follow auto routes, this one may best be…

Lone Star Cars: Hitting the Road for Classic Auto Museums

If you have ever cruised one of Texas’ quaint downtowns on any given major holiday…

Trappings of Texas

The Museum of the Big Bend, located on the campus of Sul Ross State University…

Big Smiles and Catfish for Miles

Take a drive down Interstate 20 (I-20) in Parker County, and at the Brazos River…

Acts of Faith

Beginning in the 1840s, the proliferation of faith-based colleges and universities in Texas — and…

The Cowboy Oasis Cafe

As you travel Texas Highway 152 in the northeastern corner of the state, with the…

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True Blues

Folks in Navasota may be “singin’ the blues,” but it’s not because they’re in despair.…

Amarillo by Evening

Since its founding in 1887 as a Panhandle cowtown and rail hub — perhaps along…

Highway Highlights of the Yellow City

It’s been a long drive. You left Grandma’s ten hours ago headed west on Route…

South Texas Steel Rails

Section 2 of an 1870 law gave the Rio Grande Railroad (RGRR) the “right, power…

An Unlikely Cold War Hero

The Texan who once conquered Russia wasn’t a native Texan at all. Van Cliburn, the…

Cowtown Swing

West Texas dancehalls don’t come any more than a notable bare-bones affair situated a mile…

Fly By Wire

The Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum Features Toys That Really Fly

Hunting Holly in the Hub City

It took Lubbock, Texas, a while to appreciate the merit of that hometown kid with the…