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Mountain Zone TV is the oldest family-operated business in Alpine, and one of the oldest in the region. In 1956, broadcast television was non-existent in the Trans-Pecos mountainous area of Brewster, Jeff Davis, and Presidio counties. And, the technology for rebroadcasting television signals did not exist yet. But that would soon change. After being discharged
In a state where everything bigger is better, it comes as no surprise that Sauroposeidon, the state dinosaur (adopted June 19, 2009), is the tallest ever. While not the biggest overall, it gives the Argentinosaurus a run for its money in weight and length. The fossil record for this behemoth is relatively scant; however, you
Plunge deep into Texas’ past If diving into 3.5 million gallons of crystalclear, 76-degree water sounds like a welcome respite from midsummer heat, Texas has just the place to enjoy it. Oh, and it’s 500 miles from the beach. Bubbling up from the sands of the Chihuahuan Desert just south of I-10 in the Trans-Pecos

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In a city now rife with Tex-Mex restaurant options on nearly every street, once upon a time Houston boasted only a select few options. When a skinny 18-year kid named Raul Molina decided to seek a better life for himself, that all changed. Raul struck out from Laredo, Mexico, for places unknown in Texas, but

Scurry County preservationist Paula Hatfield’s family roots are in East Texas, but…

Texas Historical Commission

Fittingly, Austin’s nucleus of intellectual activity—the University of Texas—is also its literary hub. With nearly 50,000 students on a 357-acre campus, UT is a…

TSLAC

In 1768, the Spanish Crown granted a charter to a fledgling settlement on a ford of the Rio Grande in the colonial frontier province of…

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Napa Valley has nothing on Texas when it comes to wine heritage — and visitors today can appreciate the results of Texas’ grape-growing and wine-making ventures in nearly every corner of the state. But while visitors…

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