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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

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…

My Lunch with Tom Lea

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

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…

Barbara Jordan Remembered

With her passing in 1996, Barbara Jordan became the first African American to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery…

Guest Blog: To Dig or Not to Dig

I admit it: There's something magical about spotting an arrowhead on the ground, picking it up and holding it in…

Our Paleo Past

Researchers in Texas are finding evidence that humans inhabited the New World At least A thousand years earlier than once…

True, Texas 2012

The return of plant life to Bastrop State Park underscores the resilience that is characteristic of this year’s True, Texas,…

Memorable Quotes from Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan’s booming voice and unparalleled oratorical skills cemented her place among the great speakers of our history. Known for…

Speaking of Texas: East Texas Original, Howard Peacock

In April, Texas lost two stalwarts of environmentalism, Geraldine Watson and Howard Peacock. Count them among conservationists of the 1960s…

Letter from Fredericksburg

  The National Museum of the Pacific War in this vibrant and historic town claims to be “the only one…
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