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Hank the Cowdog

“Nobody in the literary world would have touched a book narrated by a ranch dog…

Texas Book Festival at 25 Goes Virtual

In March 1989, just two months into serving as First Lady of the United States,…

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History lives at Texas State Library and Archives Commission

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is a treasure waiting to be discovered.…

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THIS ISSUE

Welcome to the 2020 Fall Edition of Authentic Texas!

We’re delighted to be back in print! And, we’re as committed as ever to providing…

Reading Austin

Fittingly, Austin’s nucleus of intellectual activity—the University of Texas—is also its literary hub. With nearly…

Mason’s Master Storyteller Fred Gipson Still Enchanting Readers

Mason author Fred Gipson’s primary works – Hound-dog Man and Old Yeller – have positioned…

Alpine’s Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering

“There’s a hundred years of history,And a hundred before thatAll gathered in the thinkin’Goin’ on…

Baylor’s Browning Library Brings Poetry to the Heart of Texas

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for? One…

Hometown Historians

Joe Holley, Paula Allen and Joe Herring all learn something new about something old every…

Stories and Sandwiches at Glen Rose’s Storiebook Cafe

Glen Rose is billed as the Dinosaur Capital of Texas, but  the Central Texas town…

The Cowboy Oasis Cafe

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

Abilene brings books to life

William Joyce’s picture book, Santa Calls, tells the story of a little boy named Art…

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Candy With A Kicker

If you’re looking for the best candy in West Texas, try Susie’s South Forty Confections…

The Cowboy Oasis Cafe

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

ELITE MANEUVERS The United States Air Force Thunderbirds fly in formation above he Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show | Photo Courtesy the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show
Texas Airshows

Touch-and-gos. Pyrotechnics. Barrel rolls. Helicopter rescues. Skydiving. If the prospect of seeing any of these…

Pipes of Plenty

Churches big and small fill up across the state each Sunday with devout worshipers. Sunday…

Enchiladas or Fajitas

It’s hard to miss Fort Worth’s iconic Joe T. Garcia’s when driving through the north…

With Strings Attached

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

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…

Acts of Faith

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

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“Painted Church”

Texas has, from its earliest days of human habitation, appeared as a bright horizon to…

The Mockingbird

It’s been called the “King of Song,” can be found just about everywhere in Texas,…

Rosenberg Library

If you Google the question “Which is the oldest library in Texas,” you might be…

True Blues

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

All Aboard!

One of the most charming stops in the Brazos Trail Region is Temple’s 25,000- square-foot…

Spanish Colonial

Nowhere along the Texas border with Mexico will visitors experience so accessible an inventory of…

Facing the Rising Sun

Nestled in the grounds of Fair Park in south Dallas is an establishment that holds…

Fly By Wire

The Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum Features Toys That Really Fly