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Extraordinary Texans: Joel Guzman

In Spanish, “conjunto” means “together.”  Conjunto is also a lively musical style born on the Texas-Mexico border in the early…

Extraordinary Texans: Loncito Cartwright

When 53-year-old Loncito Cartwright says his family came to Texas before the war, he means the Texas Revolution of 1835-36.…

Llano's Polo Prodigy

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

Speaking of Texas: Mansbendel's Masterpieces

Legions of visitors to Mission San José and the Spanish Governor’s Palace in San Antonio have admired the doors and…

Web Extra: Peter Mansbendel's Masterpieces

The woodcarving legacy of Swiss woodcarver Peter Mansbendel (1883-1940) has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, thanks in part to…

Barbara Jordan: The Great Texas Orator

As the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the deep South, Barbara Jordan faced adversity…

Speaking of Texas: East Texas Original, Howard Peacock

In April, Texas lost two stalwarts of environmentalism, Geraldine Watson and Howard Peacock. Count them among conservationists of the 1960s…

Shared Thoughts on Howard Peacock

We share these tributes to Howard Peacock from friends, old and new.

More: East Texas Original Howard Peacock

For decades, Texas Highways has published more than 100 of Howard Peacock’s articles on nature, culture, food, and history—topics he…

Web Extra: Ghosts, books and more from Jefferson

In the October issue, writer Sheryl Smith Rogers goes ghost-busting in Jefferson, an East Texas town renowned for its haunted…

On the Trail of Charles Goodnight

Like many legendary historical figures, Charles Goodnight sparks strong passions and sometimes differing opinions. The following authorities provided valuable input…

Bose Ikard

Bose Ikard, one of the first African Americans to be inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners by the National…
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