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Llano's Polo Prodigy

One of Texas’ greatest sportsmen never played a down at Cowboys Stadium. He never took the field with the Rangers…

The Prince of Pulp

In the pantheon of Texas-born writers, Robert E. Howard ranks among the state’s most prolific and imaginative authors. Despite his…

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…

Remembering Littlefield

Austin boasts several Littlefield-related structures, notably The Driskill Hotel, at 604 Brazos Street; the Littlefield House, at 24th Street and…

Littlefield's Legacy

The inscription on a memorial to George Washington Littlefield in the West Texas town that bears his surname describes him…

San Pedro Springs Park

In San Antonio, a few miles northwest of the Alamo, Texas’ oldest public park enchants visitors with a spring-fed pool,…

Speaking of Texas: Forest Gumption

When the 34th Texas legislature established the Texas Forest Service in 1915, there were few guidelines in place to direct…

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…

A Saddle Story

For lifelong cowgirl and trailblazer Connie Douglas Reeves, living life to the fullest meant you had to “saddle your own…

Fingerless Fiddler

Some Texans love making music so much that no obstacle proves too great to overcome. Roy Thackerson, "The Fingerless Fiddler,"…

To Err is Human, to Correct, Divine

Born in San Antonio in 1924, Bette Clair McMurray dreamed of becoming an artist, but World War II changed her…

Speaking of Texas History

Popular as it is—and it has long been our readers’ favorite column—Speaking of Texas is a gate-crasher where this magazine’s…
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