The Texas Historical Commission’s Real Places conference brings together the people who make historic preservation in Texas happen. It provides public officials, stewards, and professionals from the fields of preservation,…

Much has happened since Beaumont was established on the Neches River in the nineteenth century. An economy that once focused on the intermodal connection of railroads and ocean-going ships transporting…

Until 1918, Texas had no statewide law prohibiting liquor sales. “Local option” elections allowed counties, justice of the peace precincts, and cities to adopt prohibition. Williamson County citizens could call…