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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: 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…

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…
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