Texas Historical Commission

Swimming Holes Offer a Natural Escape

Texas Historical Commission (THC) markers across the Lone Star State note that Native Americans frequented…

Get Out & Get Into Texas History

Wanna get away? Of course you do—we’ve all been a bit stir crazy! The question…

Reading Austin

Fittingly, Austin’s nucleus of intellectual activity—the University of Texas—is also its literary hub. With nearly…

Get Your Motor Running

Known as the “Broadway of America,” the Bankhead Highway was one of the nation’s earliest…

Karnes County Craftsmanship

On an unusually brisk April afternoon in 2018, county residents packed the courthouse square in…

Finding Fayette County

Glance at a Fayette County map, and you’ll see German and Czech community names dotting…

Committer to Cass County

It’s not surprising that recording artist Don Henley’s last album was titled Cass County. Or that the cover…

Rail Bandits

On a desolate stretch of highway, some 75 miles southeast of Fort Stockton, a lonely…

Sacred Marking

News of the church dedication trumpeted from the front page of the local paper: “The…