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Speaking of Texas: Institute of Texan Cultures

See related: Speaking of Texas: Revisiting a Texas TreasureGiving Voice to History“We’ve been collecting oral histories since 1970,” says Rhett…

Speaking of Texas: Revisiting a Texas Treasure

Smithsonian affiliation signals new era at Institute of Texan CulturesBy Nola McKeySince its beginning in 1968 as the Texas Exhibits…

Pageant of the Charro

Charreada celebrates hacienda ranching traditions and sustains the roots of the modern rodeoBy Julia RobinsonDating to the 16th Century, charreada…

Speaking of Texas: Oh, Henry!

By Jennifer NalewickiShort-story writer O. Henry (1862-1910), a keen observer of human nature with an affinity for irony and tragicomic…

Speaking of Texas: The Mother (Neff) Lode

See: Speaking of Texas: A Gift from Mother NeffBy Lori MoffattAbout 30 miles south of Waco, near the town of…

Speaking of Texas: A Gift from Mother Neff

Today’s Texas state park system, which includes more than 90 state parks, historic sites, natural areas, and visitors centers from…

Speaking of Texas: Lost Gold of the Palo Duro

Rumors of buried treasure in the PanhandleBy Clay CoppedgeVisitors to Palo Duro Canyon State Park, south of Amarillo, might marvel…

Speaking of Texas: Texana

It’s a safe bet that few of the boaters and water-skiers who frequent Lake Texana, near Edna, realize that less…

Speaking of Texas: Glen Rose's Dinosaur Highway

A teenager’s chance discovery 100 years ago in Somervell County caused a stir among locals and eventually drew the attention…

Speaking of Texas: Monroe Dunaway Anderson

Travelers passing through the thousand-acre Texas Medical Center in Houston sometimes wonder if they’ve entered a strange alternate universe. People…

Speaking of Texas: Bottleneck Wizard

By Gene FowlerWhen folklorist Alan Lomax chose music for the Voyager Golden Record, a recording placed aboard NASA’s unmanned Voyager…

Speaking of Texas: Buddy Holly Remembered

Fifty years have passed since that snowy night in Iowa on February 3, 1959, when a plane crash took the…
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