Authentic People

 A New Taste of History Comes to Downtown Abilene

“West Texas Heritage” is a term that saturates Belt Buckle Distillery—the “Big Country’s” first and…

Garland Richards: Restoring a Legacy

Garland Holt Richards grew up thinking everyone had a historic frontier fort in their backyard.…

The Seven-Million-Word Man

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

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…

Hank the Cowdog

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

Heart and Soul of Texas’s Route 66

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

Blazing The High Trail Over Texas

As the crisis of World War II swept the nation, Dorothy Ann Smith Lucas—affectionately known as Dottie—and 1,102 other Women Airforce Service Pilots(WASP) of the Greatest Generation— didn’t realize they would serve as trailblazers for women in aviation.

Preservation is a Privilege

Run your finger down the list of credits for a major restoration project or historic…

Time Changes Everything

“Come here, I want to show you something” Ray Benson walks into his office and…