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Speaking of Texas: Bottleneck Wizard

By Gene FowlerWhen folklorist Alan Lomax chose music for the Voyager Golden Record, a recording placed aboard NASA’s unmanned Voyager…

Speaking of Texas: Buddy Holly Remembered

Fifty years have passed since that snowy night in Iowa on February 3, 1959, when a plane crash took the…

All Hat: Cowboy Hats Brim with Style

When it comes to goin’ cowboy—whether fauxpoke or genuine article—much of the mystique is all about the hat.

Guitar Heroes: Lone Start luthiers bring joy to the world

You could argue that without the guitar, fiddle, banjo, or their many stringed cousins, Texas would have been an awfully…

Museum Masterpieces: Must-see picks

By Marty LangeThe idea for this story sprang from an abbreviated stop I made at the National Gallery of Art…

Speaking of Texas: Digging Texas

By: Gene Fowler The rich history of our great state has been preserved for the education and enjoyment of generations…

Speaking of Texas: The University of Texas A&M?

By: Tommi IveyAny lover of Texas athletics knows the famous and tradition-filled rivalry between the University of Texas and Texas…

Happy Birithday, LBJ

Few Texans have left a greater mark on the history of the United States than Lyndon Baines Johnson. (photographed above in…

Speaking of Texas: Riding High

By: Mary G. Ramos, DallasWhen the Southern Pacific Railroad was built westward from San Antonio toward El Paso in the…

Speaking of Texas: R.I.P., Old Rip

By: Bobby Lynn Shehorn, Austin With its thick, reptilian skin, two horns pointing from itshead, and a back and tail…

The Great Caddo Lake Pearl Rush

It wasn’t as big as the Gold Rush of 1849, but Caddo Lake, which spreads across the Texas-Louisiana border, experienced…
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