West Texas is tough. With its countless cowboy and Indian tales, rocky, dusty West Texas is the most Texan setting, inspiring the imaginations of authors, filmmakers, and even playground adventurers. Dozens of outlaws, gunslingers, Rangers, desperadoes, and...
Do you know the real story behind the Yellow Rose of Texas? Certainly, you’ve heard the catchy song, but, due to the salacious nature of the tale, it’s not told to Texas children with the same detail...
Remember the Alamo! Remember Gonzales? Well, maybe not. Texans sure do love their rich, shared history, and they especially love reminding non-Texans that their beloved state was once its own nation, the Republic of Texas. Every Texan...
Why all the secrecy around Area 51? It’s just desert airfield for flight tests and evaluation of cutting-edge aviation technology. Well, not exactly. For Americans, conspiracy theories are second only to true crime and ghost stories. And...
How did two Italian immigrants help transform Galveston, the island city on the Texas Gulf Coast, into the Playground of the Southwest? From its earliest days in the 1800s, Galveston was separated from the rest of colonized...
Austin, Texas is one of America's most interesting cities. From the dynamic food and music culture to the frontier spirit and forgotten tales of old, it continues to captivate all who visit. Hundreds of books have...
For a brief moment that most would struggle to call "shining," the town of Borger, Texas was on the way to becoming one of the great boomtowns of Texas oil history. But greed and grift sent...
Ghost hunting is a national pastime, and historic Dallas has an abundance of spooks to keep supernatural seekers busy. And although the city is a relatively-young 170 years old, Dallas is jam-packed with the unexplained. With its...
When you think of Texas in the 19th century, you undoubtedly picture cowboys, Native Indians, and colorful immigrants all fighting for survival on the wild Texas frontier. Joining their ranks is the iconic, oil-crazy wildcatter, who burst...
When you think of Texans, what comes to mind? Cowboy? Oil tycoon? Astronaut? Philanthropist? Sure, Texas history is filled with these outsized characters, but other iconic Texans are the innovators, the tinkerers, the mad scientists, and the...

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