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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…

LIFE

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Mass-Produced Memorial

On any given day, “The Spirit of the American Doughboy,” by Ernest M. Viquesney, is…

Railway Hospitality

Pull up a chair in the warm-toned dining room, peer out through the tall, wood-trimmed…

Farley Boat Works

The Fine Art of Wooden Craft

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…

Taking a Trip Back in Time

Touring the West Texas World War II Museums

A Cultural Collection of Asian Treasures

A Dallas real estate tycoon who never had the chance to attend college and his…

It Takes a Village

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

Home-Grown Treat

Back in the salad days of auto travel, when Route 66 wasn’t even paved all…

LOCAL

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A Model Endeavor, Carefully Transported

When Jane Sanders decided to sell her home in North Dallas, she was in a…

A One-Minute Rowboat Ride Across the Rio Grande

As you approach the Boquillas International Ferry, it seems as though you’re traveling back in…

Little Engines that Can

There’s a real charm to hopping onboard a miniature train, from the wonder they inspire…

Hunting Holly in the Hub City

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

Sailing on Faith

As with many European groups who faced religious oppression in the middle nineteenth century, the…

Rose Capital of America

Tyler and roses are permanently linked in the minds of Texans. According to The Handbook…

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…