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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Outlaws: Dr. John R. Brinkley

Born in North Carolina in 1885, Brinkley attended a legitimate medical school in Chicago before dropping out and “finishing” his…

Outlaws: The Newton Boys

Growing up in rural West Texas during the early twentieth century, the four sons of Jim and Janetta Newton would…

Outlaws: Bonnie and Clyde

Among the best known of the criminal enterprises in Texas was the group known as the Barrow Gang. The only…

Outlaws

During the era of gangsters and organized crime, Texas hosted its fair share of guns, gambling, moonshine, morphine, ransom and…

Crossroads of Culture

Much of downtown sprang up after the Texas Southern Railroad arrived in 1904. A century later, many of those buildings…

Light Crust Doughboys Interview

In the January 2013 issue of Texas Highways, writer Gene Fowler explores the history of the Light Crust Doughboys, which…

Speaking of Texas: Mansbendel's Masterpieces

Legions of visitors to Mission San José and the Spanish Governor’s Palace in San Antonio have admired the doors and…

Web Extra: Peter Mansbendel's Masterpieces

The woodcarving legacy of Swiss woodcarver Peter Mansbendel (1883-1940) has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, thanks in part to…

My Lunch with Tom Lea

El Pasoans celebrate their famous native son every October with a month of art, literature, and history events.  

The Quanah Parker Trail: A Panhandle-Plains Trek

See related: Quanah Parker Trail The Quanah Parker Trail is a project of the Texas Plains Trail Region, a participant…

The Quanah Parker Trail

Standing on a rock ledge looking south over the Pease River Valley in the Texas Panhandle, it is easy to…

Barbara Jordan: The Great Texas Orator

As the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the deep South, Barbara Jordan faced adversity…
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