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Denton's Courthouse Square

The fully restored Denton County Courthouse rises from Denton’s shady square like a polished jewel from an arboreal setting, fittingly…

Waco's Historic Roundabout

Headed north on US 77, I grip the wheel tightly and yield at Waco’s circle, the most famous of Texas’…

Independence

When Empresario Stephen F. Austin, known today as “the Father of Texas,” received permission in 1821 to bring colonists from…

Antiquibles Dog Museum

Bully the brindle bulldog stares balefully out from his glass case. He is man’s best friend—or was, back in the…

Texas makes several "Best of" list for 2008

Fortune Small Business magazine released the results from its quest for the 100 Best Places to Live and Launch in 2008, a list that…

Lone Star Classics: Texas Symphony Orchestras

The phrase “Texas music” evokes myriad images: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Buddy Holly, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown,…

Black Sunday

Although dust storms were common across the southern Great Plains in the 1930s, the spring storms between 1935 and 1938…

To Err is Human, to Correct, Divine

Born in San Antonio in 1924, Bette Clair McMurray dreamed of becoming an artist, but World War II changed her…

Remember Independence Day!

Celebrate Texas Independence Day on March 2 by exploring the Texas Independence Trail Region, an area rich in historical sites…

In Griff's Element

Photographers, take note: Those of you who have long admired photographer J. Griffis Smith’s inventive work for Texas Highways can now learn…

Governor Willie

Texas’ oil booms attracted remarkable characters, and every boom town had its own. In Kilgore (see story, page 12), the…

Folks, Let’'s Polka

Most months out of the year in Texas, you’ll find a full plate of festivals celebrating everything from fire ants…
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