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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Governor’s Mansion’s Ghost

A suicide in Austin spawned the Governor’s Mansion’s most famous ghost story. It happened during the Civil War, when a…

Texas Architecture

Choose a dozen buildings. This is hard to do because Texas architecture in this century is so rich. Although it…

Texas Courthouses

Whether a county preserves its vintage courthouse or opts for the convenience of newer construction, the courthouse walls contain the…

Alfred Giles, Architect

Alfred Giles (1853-1920), a well-known Texas architect of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was commissioned in 1881 to…

Lubbock Remembers its Hometown Rock-'n'-Roll Legend

Lubbock visitors looking for reminders of Buddy Holly don't have to look far. For starters, one of the main downtown…

Lone Star Dance Halls of Fame

Where there are two Czechs, there are three clubs," says an old adage.

Doughboys and Cookie Dough

The ghost of outrageous former Texas governor W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel is probably grinning with satisfaction at the thought that…

Treviño-Uribe Rancho

"PAZ Y LIBERTAD OBREMOS (Let us work for peace and liberty)" reads a carved inscription on the Treviño-Uribe Rancho in the…

Beer-swilling Goat, Clay Henry

In 1992, the fun-loving folks of Lajitas pronounced a spotted Spanish goat their mayor. No ordinary goat, Mayor Clay Henry…

We Shall Overcome

The fight is on!" With this slogan, civil rights organizer Juanita Shanks Craft publicized her struggle for the rights of…

Texas Independence

It's tough to run an independent business these days. Just ask former newspaperman Ed Eakin, president of Eakin Press, which has been…

Calling All Ghosts

According to historian Dash Beardsley of Galveston, who has led ghost-searching treks of the island's Strand National Historic District for nearly three…
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