Greenville will host the inaugural Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest this weekend, celebrating fiddle music and the legacy of the “King of Western Swing.”
The fringed leather pouch that David Crockett carried his musket balls in the day he fell at the Alamo made its trip to Texas with Crockett in 1836. On Tuesday, Oct. 28, it returns to the Alamo via British pop-legend Phil Collins who is donating what is considered the biggest and best collection of Alamo artifacts ever assembled.
Government Canyon State Natural Area in Bexar County has more than natural beauty on its side, it has natural history, too. In an area that was once the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico, 110-million-year-old dinosaur tracks, possibly the only known dinosaur footprints on public land, have been discovered.
Whether you’ve visited the San Antonio Missions, Texans know that, collectively, they are an undeniable Texas treasure. But truly, the missions deserve recognition of global proportions. More specifically, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage designation. If you agree, you have a role in making it so.
On Sept. 4, 2011, the October issue of Texas Highways was just reaching subscribers. The cover story was a tribute to the beauty of Bastrop State Park. Sadly, that very day, the park and surrounding areas suffered great damage as a wildfire swept through, affecting 96 percent of the park. Fortunately, it has been making great strides toward recovery.
Gone With the Wind, the film that grabbed America and never let go, turns 75 this year. The University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Center, which houses the largest collection of Gone With the Wind memorabilia in the world, will commemorate the film’s birthday with a 300-piece exhibition that opens Tuesday and runs through January 4.