Dr. Jim Bruseth: Archaeologist Extraordinaire

For almost a half-century, he’s crisscrossed the state as sort of a “detective,” gathering artifacts…

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The History of the “Dinosaurs” of Glen Rose

Established by George Barnard as a trading post in 1849, Glen Rose is located at…

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The Arrowhead

It’s quite an amazing experience to run your fingers over an area of dirt, sift…

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Ancient Life on the Texas Prehistoric Trail

Many people are surprised to learn that in various prehistoric eras much of Texas was…

Meet Rock Star Clark Wernecke

Many people spend a small fortune to spend an evening with a musical rockstar; in…

Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum

Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum is one of Central Texas’ preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Located in Waco…

Out on the Range

As the official repository for the records of the government, the Texas State Archives are…

New York Hill Restaurant

Many of those traveling on Interstate 20 about an hour (or 70 miles) west of…

Ancient Bones

Keith Glasscock, a Permian Basin oilfield worker, often spent his spare time searching the windswept…

Dr. Eileen Johnson: Leaving a Legacy

In the late 1800s, cattlemen and settlers entered Lubbock County along trails that followed the…

Dinosaurs and Ancient Peoples of Far West Texas

As its name would imply, the Museum of the Big Bend provides an excellent introduction…

Finders Keepers at Fossil Park

Tucked away deep in the landscape just beyond the western edge of Mineral Wells is…

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Sky Trails

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

Serving Up History with Comfort Food

When planning a road trip during the 1920s, travelers had to do some careful planning. …

Just Puttin’ a Round

Its Sunday afternoon, and the final group arrives at the 18th hole. “quiet please!” signs…

Hometown Historians

Joe Holley, Paula Allen and Joe Herring all learn something new about something old every…

Ancient Life on the Texas Prehistoric Trail

Many people are surprised to learn that in various prehistoric eras much of Texas was…

Historic Treasures of Ancient Texas

Texas has an impressive collection of historic properties and sites that offer a glimpse into…

Soul Food for the Soul

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

Along for the Rides

Whether you’re young, old or somewhere in between, amusement parks are an enjoyable place to…

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Guadalupe Bass

The Guadalupe is a perfect Texas icon: it’s unique, it’s strong, and it’s a survivor.…

TOP GUN Perhaps the most widely recognized Navy fighter, thanks to its starring role in Top Gun, the F-14 Tomcat served as an advanced interceptor and air superiority fighter. | Courtesy Fort Worth Aviation Museum
Preserving our aviation heritage at the Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Ever since the first airplane flight in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 12, 1911, aviation…

Official State Sea Turtle of Texas

In 2013, science teacher Katie Blaser led the “Green Team” of fourth graders at Galveston’s…

Mystery Lights

In the high Texas desert well south of I-10 cities, the land is flat except…

Remember Goliad!

Today, the Texas Historical Commission has 32 State Historic Sites, but few share close proximity…

A Site to Behold

Of all the places to put down roots, the “Father of Texas” Stephen F. Austin…

Amarillo by Evening

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

Sideoats grama: Official State Grass of Texas

Texas was among the earliest of the nineteen states that have designated an official state…