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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…

Rosenberg Library

If you Google the question “Which is the oldest library in Texas,” you might be…

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…

LIFE

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March to Victory

By rule, Texas six-man football games end when one team leads by 45 or more…

Poetry keeps cowboy heritage, values alive

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

The Flintknapper of Big Bend

Kinley Coyan is known as a father, a rancher and a flintknapper — more specifically,…

Soul Food for the Soul

When a restaurant receives countless “Best” awards or “Top Rated” monikers, you have to check it…

Sky Trails

While most of Authentic Texas’s “Trail Drives” follow auto routes, this one may best be…

Music Friendly

What better place than the “Grooviest Venue in Historical Downtown San Angelo” to receive recognition…

Beehive Brothers

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

Green Pastures at Green’s Sausage House

German and Czech Immigrants Established Cultural Roots That Thrive Today

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Stories of the Sky

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

Preserving Tradition and Promoting Culture at Asia Times Square

At the Pearl, one group of diners converses animatedly in Vietnamese. At the next table…

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…

The Spirit of “Queen Bess”

In Atlanta, Texas, Residents Follow Hometown Heroine’s Flight Path

Blue Lacy

Quite a few Texas ranching families, like James and Tracy McBee of Meadow, still use…

The Dutch Oven

Cooking on the Texas Frontier

Texian Valor

There is a huge struggle underway to create a space in the urban landscape of…

High Country Highway

“I doubt if any 75 miles of more beautiful country could be found in Texas.”…