Features

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

The Cinco Peso Badge

When is a Cinco Peso coin not a coin? When it’s a Texas Ranger badge.…

Texas Prison Museum, Huntsville

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

The Seven-Million-Word Man

“Prolific” cannot begin to describe Mike Cox, the celebrated Texas author of more than 30…

Caddo Lake – Shallow Waters & Deep History

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

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…