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Blazing The High Trail Over Texas

As the crisis of World War II swept the nation, Dorothy Ann Smith Lucas—affectionately known as Dottie—and 1,102 other Women Airforce Service Pilots(WASP) of the Greatest Generation— didn’t realize they would serve as trailblazers for women in aviation.

The AT-6 Texan

…And the men who made the plane that trained the flyers that won the war.

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From Cotton Field to Love Field

Dallas’s renowned airport is rich with history.

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THIS ISSUE

Marjorie Stinson

Aviation History in the State Archives

Taking a Trip Back in Time

Touring the West Texas World War II Museums

UP, UP AND AWAY While hot-air balloon events can be found all across the Lone Star State, the cities of Abilene, Canton, Longview, and Plano go all out and up each year. | iStock/ Getty Images

Balloons Over Texas

Get in and go, or just enjoy the glow

Meet the Texas Downtown Association

What does an East Texas town of 3,500 with a downtown youth council, a Panhandle…

No Wrong Way to Enjoy Feldman’s

Planning a three-hour tour around Canyon, Texas? Maybe a visit to the Panhandle-Plains Historic Museum,…

Karnes County Craftsmanship

On an unusually brisk April afternoon in 2018, county residents packed the courthouse square in…

Steak Finger Headquarters

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

Soaring above the Desert Dry Line

Burt Compton’s Marfa Gliders

PAGEANTRY In a vividly colored scene (above) from the Easter Pageant of Junction, high priests pass judgment on Jesus.

Calvary in the Hill Country

Viewing the site, it’s easy to imagine a rocky, brush-strewn hill outside Jerusalem. Looking up,…

LIFE

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A Cultural Collection of Asian Treasures

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

The Germans’ Journey to Boerne

In the 1840s Germany was plagued with overpopulation. There was barely enough farmland to raise…

Costumes of the Americas Museum

A celebration of color, shape, and texture greets the view of visitors to a unique cultural…

No Wrong Way to Enjoy Feldman’s

Planning a three-hour tour around Canyon, Texas? Maybe a visit to the Panhandle-Plains Historic Museum,…

Taking a Trip Back in Time

Touring the West Texas World War II Museums

UP, UP AND AWAY While hot-air balloon events can be found all across the Lone Star State, the cities of Abilene, Canton, Longview, and Plano go all out and up each year. | iStock/ Getty Images
Balloons Over Texas

Get in and go, or just enjoy the glow

It Takes a Village

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

Beehive Brothers

Iranian-born Esfandiarys serve up traditional West Texas fare with the best of them

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Houston’s Mahatma Gandhi District Celebrates South Asian Culture

Chef Kaiser Lashkari’s Himalaya Restaurant wasn’t the first eatery in what is now known as…

Fly By Wire

The Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum Features Toys That Really Fly

Stories of the Sky

It’s one thing to read history in a book. It’s another to watch it play…

Panna Maria in Texas

In December 1854, a bedraggled group of peasants from Poland gathered beneath a live oak…

The Dutch Oven

Cooking on the Texas Frontier

Skies Unite Across the Sea

Terrell’s School Was First for British Fliers

Sailing on Faith

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

Edith W. McKanna, Scurry County’s Pioneer Aviator
Suddenly, the name Edith Whatley McKanna is big news again. It was decades ago when…