Andy Rhodes

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A Pint of History

In the late 1800s, many German immigrants gravitated to east-central Texas, where they continued the…

The Grand Slammer

Have you ever deliberately tried to spend a night in jail? And gladly paid for…

Swimming Holes Offer a Natural Escape

Texas Historical Commission (THC) markers across the Lone Star State note that Native Americans frequented…

Central Texas Swimming Holes Offer a Natural Escape

Texas Historical Commission (THC) markers across the Lone Star State note that Native Americans frequented…

Reading Austin

Fittingly, Austin’s nucleus of intellectual activity—the University of Texas—is also its literary hub. With nearly…

Karnes County Craftsmanship

On an unusually brisk April afternoon in 2018, county residents packed the courthouse square in…

Finding Fayette County

Glance at a Fayette County map, and you’ll see German and Czech community names dotting…

Rail Bandits

On a desolate stretch of highway, some 75 miles southeast of Fort Stockton, a lonely…

Sacred Marking

News of the church dedication trumpeted from the front page of the local paper: “The…