Authentic Places

Texas, Teddy & the Rough Riders

As a native San Antonian, I have visited every historic site, all the museums multiple…

Texas Prison Museum, Huntsville

Eyes wide open, Steve Schwartz takes a long look at “Old Sparky” and reads about…

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Caddo Lake – Shallow Waters & Deep History

Golden hour in East Texas – when the soon setting sun illuminates the Spanish moss…

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Remember the Alamo?

It’s an odd-looking set of buildings. A single story convento and a broken church (it…

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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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The Pecos High Bridge

Driving up U.S. Highway 90 from Del Rio, in the desert reaches of West Texas,…

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From Cotton Field to Love Field

Dallas’s renowned airport is rich with history.

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Texans One and All

Whether a “from-here” or “come-here” Texan wanting to appreciate the diversity of your great state,…

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Austin’s Moment

When the music industry descends on Texas’ capital city each March for South by Southwest (SXSW…

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Sister Cities, One Heritage

Long before there was a city called El Paso, or even a transnational border, there was…

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Port of Call

Galveston’s history with various forms of rail — including electric railway, the railroad and street…

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