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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…

Speaking of Texas: Digging Texas

By: Gene Fowler The rich history of our great state has been preserved for the education and enjoyment of generations…

Speaking of Texas: The University of Texas A&M?

By: Tommi IveyAny lover of Texas athletics knows the famous and tradition-filled rivalry between the University of Texas and Texas…

Happy Birithday, LBJ

Few Texans have left a greater mark on the history of the United States than Lyndon Baines Johnson. (photographed above in…

Speaking of Texas: Riding High

By: Mary G. Ramos, DallasWhen the Southern Pacific Railroad was built westward from San Antonio toward El Paso in the…

Speaking of Texas: R.I.P., Old Rip

By: Bobby Lynn Shehorn, Austin With its thick, reptilian skin, two horns pointing from itshead, and a back and tail…

Celebrate LBJ? Can Do!

On January 1, a year-long tribute to Lyndon Baines Johnson commences with the launching of www.LBJ100.org, a Web site that will showcase…

Saints’ Roost

When settlers began pushing into the Texas Panhandle in the late 1870s, the town of Clarendon was not like most…

The Great Caddo Lake Pearl Rush

It wasn’t as big as the Gold Rush of 1849, but Caddo Lake, which spreads across the Texas-Louisiana border, experienced…

Sketches of Paint Rock

People first passed near the present town of Paint Rock, in the rolling hills 30 miles east of San Angelo,…
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