Texas Originals

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…

Family Roots and Freedom Colonies

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