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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…

LIFE

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From the Texas Revolution to World War II

Texas has been squabbled about, claimed and counter-claimed, and even fought over for most of…

Poetry keeps cowboy heritage, values alive

Perhaps, no figure in the world is more iconic than the American cowboy. Working cowboys…

Steak Finger Headquarters

In Andrews, Texas, half a century ago, two best friends had a common goal to…

Thru the Lands of America’s Ancient History

Start planning and mapping now, and in 2029 you’ll be fully prepared for a cross-country…

Stories and Sandwiches at Glen Rose’s Storiebook Cafe

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

World Class Folk Art

Gently tucked in a bend of the San Antonio River in downtown San Antonio, the…

Public Legacy

Given that he was one of the great philanthropists in American history, it’s no surprise…

Four Generations of Tex-Mex Goodness

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: when you’re voted El Paso’s best Mexican…

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…

Amarillo by Evening

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

THE KANSAN Nicknamed for the location of the aircraft plant where it was manufactured (Wichita, Kansas), this 1942 Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan bombardier is a favorite backdrop for group photos at the Midland Army Air Force Museum. | Courtesy H. A. Tuck, Jr.
Blue Skies over the Tall City

How Midland Became a Magnet for Military Aviation

Digging Deep

Nacogdoches bills itself as the “oldest town in Texas,” having received its designation as a…

Rose Capital of America

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

Bluebonnets

Texans revere wildflowers with great devotion, but we hold in our hearts none as high…

Elegance on the Bay

Sitting prominently along Aransas Bay in Rockport, the Fulton Mansion has stood tall and majestic…

Small Site with a Big Story

Of the state’s 31 historic sites operated by the Texas Historical Commission, one has the…