Mike Carlisle

Mike is executive director of the Texas Tropical Trail Region with an avid interest in ships, planes, trains, and automobiles.

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Official State Sea Turtle of Texas

In 2013, science teacher Katie Blaser led the “Green Team” of fourth graders at Galveston’s…

Saving Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles

When young university student, Donna Shaver arrived at Padre Island National Seashore in 1980 from…

Elegance on the Bay

Sitting prominently along Aransas Bay in Rockport, the Fulton Mansion has stood tall and majestic…

Remember Goliad!

Today, the Texas Historical Commission has 32 State Historic Sites, but few share close proximity…

State Historic Sites Exemplify Texan Resilience

Despite challenges and a brief printing interruption, Authentic Texas is back in print and stronger…

Rosenberg Library

If you Google the question “Which is the oldest library in Texas,” you might be…

Talking Tombstones

In 1955, Corpus Christi police were on guard against people digging at the historic Old…

Snapka’s

If you miss the nostalgia of a true drive-in, Snapka’s Drive Inn delivers. Do you…

Fly By Wire

The Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum Features Toys That Really Fly

Farley Boat Works

The Fine Art of Wooden Craft