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Pine Curtain of the Past

Looking up into the thick pine canopy of deep East Texas, it’s hard to believe that the pristine forests the…

Under the Comanche Moon

Who, on Earth, can resist the allure of a full moon? Twelve nights each year, we gaze into the sky…

Western Specters

Concordia Cemetery in central El Paso doesn’t look like much at first sight. The disparate collection of headstones, crosses, and…

Charting History

It could be worth another look through that musty box of family records before packing it into the corner of…

An Interwoven Legacy

Most Texans with deep roots in the state treasure the contributions their ancestors made to its unique history. But there…

Burton Cotton Gin Festival

It’s a year of milestones for the Burton Cotton Gin Festival (April 25-26), which marks its 25th anniversary of celebrating…

‘Conquer or Perish’

When Houston Businessman Jesse H. Jones approached the federal government for money to help build the San Jacinto Monument in…

Tracing General Sam's Piney Woods

After crossing the Red River into Texas in December of 1832, Sam Houston’s first stop was the city of Nacogdoches,…

Back to the Frontier

Earlier this winter, an ice storm swept across the state, arriving in full force along an imaginary line that once…

Texas Grit: Dust Bowl memories

In our January 2014 issue, our Texas Grit feature looks at the hardships of the Dust Bowl, one of the…

Texas Grit: Dust Bowl Resources

Historians have studied the Dust Bowl era from many angles in the years since the infamous drought racked the Southern…

Texas Grit

The view from High Lonesome Lane is remarkably empty. The narrow dirt road cuts through the southern High Plains, traversing…
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