Texas Originals

Monti Goodin: Preserver of Panhandle Heritage

Monti Goodin sits in the kitchen of her home located just down the road from…

A Passion for Texas Literature and the Haley Library

As the author of 24 books, Patrick Dearen knows the importance of research. Whether writing…

Dan L. Smith: Bankhead Historian

One of history’s ironies is how weather expert Dan L. Smith came to write the…

Soaring above the Desert Dry Line

Burt Compton’s Marfa Gliders

80 John Wallace

I t’s an irony, no doubt, that the men’s correctional institution operating since 1994 in Mitchell…

One Patient at a Time, One Painting at a Time

O n an October afternoon among tree-lined heights of Canadian, Texas, a hint of fall in…

Robert Earl Keen

Robert Earl Keen rightfully deserves the reputation he’s earned as a talented singer-songwriter, a Texas troubadour…

Family Roots and Freedom Colonies

Lareatha Clay grew up knowing her history and understanding from an early age the importance of…

Built To Last

Scurry County preservationist Paula Hatfield’s family roots are in East Texas, but since moving to…

Every Pictograph Tells A Story

A diminutive lady with white hair, sparkling eyes and an easy laugh scrapes a reddish-brown…