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Eternal Value

National Park Ranger Marten Schmitz retrieves a palm-sized chunk of Alibates flint rock from the dried short-grass prairie. “Here’s a…

Meet Your Texas Makers: Texas Pecan Candy Shoppe

On most days of the week, the various ovens and cooktops at the Texas Pecan Candy Shoppe in Schertz, just…

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…

In the Creative Moment

The artist, inventor, architect, and teacher Buck Winn first beheld the hills of Wimberley in the late 1930s. Enchanted by…

The Great Camel Experiment

Doug Baum’s farm outside of Waco looks like most others in Central Texas. There are a few scattered, scrubby mesquite…

For the Love of the Lyric

Among the many good reasons to visit downtown Galveston, one of the more obscure, but best, is a passion for…

Prehistoric Painters

The desert canyonlands formed by the Rio Grande, Devil’s, and Pecos rivers may appear inhospitable to travelers driving west of…

Rock Art Resources

If you’re interested in learning more about the ancient canyon-dwellers and rock art of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands, here are…

‘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,…

Due West

The late, great Texan Dolph Briscoe Jr. loved his native land as much as anyone who gazed upon the storied…
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