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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…

Web Extra: Dr. Barton Warnock

Look for our story on “Lajitas Wild (and Mild)” in the May issue! A road trip to this West Texas…

Speaking of Texas: Eddie World Headquarters / Eddie Wilson

Eddie Wilson, proprietor of the famous Threadgill’s restaurants in Austin, may be the only person in American history to ever…

Charles Goodnight's Legacy

My Obsession with Charles Goodnight began with a nudge from my father, a one-time history major who, as a retired…

Speaking of Texas: Goodbye to a River Turns 50

With a dachshund on his lap, tarp-covered supplies at his feet, and a wooden paddle in hand, writer John Graves…

Bird Lady of Rockport brought world's attention to Texas

I want to make a confession,” announced the esteemed naturalist Roy Bedichek to the diminutive queen of Texas birdwatchers, Connie…
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