Melissa Hagins

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An Ode to the Texas Pecos Trail Region

A geographic description of the Texas Pecos Trail Region states: “Twenty-two counties covering 35,000 square…

The Tallest Lighted Art Piece in Texas

Driving into downtown Odessa one sees a bright white object rising from the flat landscape…

Sotol: The Original Distilled Beverage of Texas

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

Gentleman’s Gunslinger

Clay Allison claimed, “I never killed a man that didn’t need it.” Known as a…

Archeology Unearths Fort Lancaster’s Built Environment

As ‘49ers rushed to California and settlers pushed westward using the southern overland route from…

A Passion for Texas Literature and the Haley Library

As the author of 24 books, Patrick Dearen knows the importance of research. Whether writing…

Finding Respite at Chandler Ranch

Just a little over a two-hour drive south from Midland through the mountains and canyons…

The Pecos High Bridge

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

Keep up to speed with Midland’s racing legacy at the Petroleum Museum’s Chaparral Gallery

Imagine formula race cars in Midland, Texas! But it’s not such a stretch when you think about…

Steak Finger Headquarters

In Andrews, Texas, half a century ago, two best friends had a common goal to…