Nestled in the Heart of Central Texas, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, in the ever-growing city of Waco, stands as the revered home of over 400 sports legends from The Lone Star State. With a dedicated mission to uphold the legacy of its esteemed inductees and the rich history of Texas sports, the Hall


Perched on the highest sand dune and nestled on the southern coastline of Texas, the Kenedy Ranch, constructed in 1882…

Looking for a fun way to add some “fright to your night?” Then hurry on over to Tablerock Festival of Salado’s Fright Trail! This popular Central Texas attraction has thrilled participants for over 18 years. In keeping with the Halloween spirit, Tablerock Festival of Salado’s one-half mile walking trail is transformed into a chilling yet
If you were to survey Texans on the things they love most about their state, we can guarantee some of these things would make the list: bluebonnets, barbeque, Tex-Mex, high school football, Dr Pepper, sunsets, George Strait, small towns and Texas businesses. Bluebell,  Buc-ee’s and Dairy Queen have the following and admiration of many Texans,

Nestled in the Hill Country region of central Texas, Fredericksburg’s townscape remains…


Scurry County preservationist Paula Hatfield’s family roots are in East Texas, but…

Texas Historical Commission

Glance at a Fayette County map, and you’ll see German and Czech community names dotting the landscape. Schulenburg was named for a German land…



Eyes wide open, Steve Schwartz takes a long look at “Old Sparky” and reads about “riding the thunderbolt.” “This is crazy,” Schwartz said with excitement. “That’s the electric chair the state of Texas used for more…

Bringing you the true tales of Texas’ rich history and its people keeping it alive throughout each of the historic heritage trail regions. Become an Authentic Texan and dig into that great heritage with a subscription today!


Subscribe   Newsletters   Manage Subscription   Subscription Help    Renew   Gift Subscriptions   Back Issues   Authentic Goods Store


Masthead   About Us   Advertise   Freelancer Guide   Contact   Issues   Destinations   Newsletter+   Privacy   Terms

© 2023 Authentic Texas Magazine. All Rights Reserved. Authentic Texas is published by Texas Heritage Trails LLC which is owned and operated by five nonprofit heritage trail organizations.