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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,…

Fort Worth’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing

If you want to see people making real money, head to northernmost Fort Worth and the Bureau of Engraving and…

A Museum Honoring all Presidents in Odessa

Austin has President Lyndon B. Johnson’s museum and library. College Station has President George H.W. Bush’s museum and library. And…

No Ac-cow-nting for Taste

They appeared to walk around aimlessly, looking innocent until the right opportunity presented itself. Then, moving as quickly as they…
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