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…

Built To Last

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