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Dr. Jim Bruseth: Archaeologist Extraordinaire

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

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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THIS ISSUE

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 Warnecke

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…

LIFE

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The Germans’ Journey to Boerne

“Colonel Bettie Edmonds,” wrote Robin Stauber in a 2018 newspaper tributeto the Kendall County historian…

Picnic on the Prairie

Staging the “perfect” picnic involves careful planning. One can certainly enjoy takeout at a local…

Rails to Trails

The gentle cadence of steel wheels, the smell of creosote and the faint clanging of…

Sweet Spot

One of my best childhood memories is walking into the family candy store and watching…

Historic Treasures of Ancient Texas

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

Ancient Life on the Texas Prehistoric Trail

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

Green Pastures at Green’s Sausage House

German and Czech Immigrants Established Cultural Roots That Thrive Today

Sotol: The Original Distilled Beverage of Texas

Thanks to three entrepreneurs, the first alcoholic beverage consumed in Texas – sotol – is…

LOCAL

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“The Cottonest City in the World”

Elected as the county seat on March 10, 1891, Lubbock quickly established itself as a…

Pecan Tree
The Pecan Tree

Cookies, cobblers, crackers and coffee – these are just a few of the delicacies that feature…

True Blues

Folks in Navasota may be “singin’ the blues,” but it’s not because they’re in despair.…

High Country Highway

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

Cowtown Swing

West Texas dancehalls don’t come any more than a notable bare-bones affair situated a mile…

Guadalupe Bass

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

The Mockingbird

It’s been called the “King of Song,” can be found just about everywhere in Texas,…

John Worth Cloud’s The Legend of Old Stone Ranch

“. . . On a high hill overlookingOld Stone Ranch, a cemeteryWith a single grave…