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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…

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…

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…

Letter from Fredericksburg

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

Web Extra: The National Museum of the Pacific War

Dr. Joe C. Smith MD (pictured), a graduate of Baylor Medical School in Houston and retired from a longtime successful…

Medina Dam at 100

The expansive Medina Dam impounds the clear waters of Medina Lake, rising like a gray apparition from the cedar-and-oak scrub…

Speaking of Texas: Feud of the UT Titans

  University of Texas officials floated a proposal in late 2011 to move the UT System offices from five downtown-Austin…
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