There are so many important dates in Texas history.  We have battles (Alamo and San Jacinto), transitions, birthdates, tragedies, assassinations, victories and defeats. Start with March 2, 1836, and the adoption of the Texas Constitution, now known as Texas Independence Day. Or maybe November 22, 1963, and the assassination of President John Kennedy in Dallas.


Public works brighten the desert in El Paso In the vast desert of West Texas, El Paso is bringing color to the landscape. Since 2006, the city has reserved two percent of the budget of all capital improvement projects for public artwork. Since then, El Paso’s Public Art Program has com- pleted more than 50


Mike Capron is a well-known Texas cowboy artist and a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran. Capron says he has always been fascinated with riding, roping and painting. After graduating from high school, he eventually landed his first “real” cowboy job working on the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation. Then in 1965, Capron enlisted in the
Already proven entrepreneurs, Felipe and Celia Morales saw a need in Midland, Texas, for homemade Mexican food. Along with other family members, they operated several other businesses: a beauty salon, a barbershop, a record store and a financial and insurance company. However, Felipe and Celia decided to open a Mexican food restaurant.  They traveled across

I t’s an irony, no doubt, that the men’s correctional institution operating since…

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On an unusually brisk April afternoon in 2018, county residents packed the courthouse square in Karnes City, located about an hour’s drive southeast of…



When the music industry descends on Texas’ capital city each March for South by Southwest (SXSW ), countless musicians, publicists, journalists and record company reps share one goal: to have what folks call an “Austin moment.” SXSW…

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