Features

The Authentic stories bringing to life the unique heritage of people, places, and things in Texas.

Saving Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles

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

John L. Nau III

Words used to describe John L. Nau III include successful business executive, inspiring leader, citizen…

Remember the Alamo?

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

San Jacinto: The Battle and the Monument

The San Jacinto Monument is a towering tribute to a spectacular military triumph. The Battle…

State Historic Sites Exemplify Texan Resilience

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

Welcome to the 2020 Fall Edition of Authentic Texas!

We’re delighted to be back in print! And, we’re as committed as ever to providing…

Texas Book Festival at 25 Goes Virtual

In March 1989, just two months into serving as First Lady of the United States,…

Hank the Cowdog

“Nobody in the literary world would have touched a book narrated by a ranch dog…

History lives at Texas State Library and Archives Commission

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is a treasure waiting to be discovered.…

Heart and Soul of Texas’s Route 66

On a workaday Tuesday noon, this stretch of historic Route 66 on the west side…