#Fall 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Fall Edition of Authentic Texas!

We’re delighted to be back in print! And, we’re as committed as ever to providing…

Reading Austin

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

Texas Book Festival at 25 Goes Virtual

In March 1989, just two months into serving as First Lady of the United States,…

Hank the Cowdog

“Nobody in the literary world would have touched a book narrated by a ranch dog…

Mason’s Master Storyteller Fred Gipson Still Enchanting Readers

Mason author Fred Gipson’s primary works – Hound-dog Man and Old Yeller – have positioned…

Talking Tombstones

In 1955, Corpus Christi police were on guard against people digging at the historic Old…

Poetry keeps cowboy heritage, values alive

Perhaps, no figure in the world is more iconic than the American cowboy. Working cowboys…

At the State Archives

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) preserves and documents the shared heritage and…

John Worth Cloud’s The Legend of Old Stone Ranch

“. . . On a high hill overlookingOld Stone Ranch, a cemeteryWith a single grave…

Pilgrimage to the Cross Plains of Robert E. Howard

Pilgrimages. Throughout history people have traveled great distances to visit the places connected to the…