Authentic People

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…

A River Runs Through It

Sometimes the best guide to our shared history is a poet. Carmen Tafolla was born…

Woman On The Line

Whoever came up with the adage “find a job you love, and you’ll never work…

Marathon Man

Hundreds of thousands of visitors trek to Texas’ famed Big Bend National Park every year.…