The politically and socially turbulent 1960s changed the United States forever. Groups of mostly young Americans sought to overturn the status quo for African Americans and to end the contentious Vietnam War. National groups brought their message...
“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of...
One of the darkest events in American history happened on November 23, 1963: The assassination of President John F. Kennedy. For Texans living in the Dallas—Fort With Metroplex, all of their colorful, collective history was suddenly overshadowed...
Tragedy in the Rio Grande Valley Tragedy struck in Alton, Texas, on September 21, 1989 when twenty-one students, on their way to school, died when a delivery truck collided with their school bus,...
Barley, hops, yeast, and water. That’s what’s in beer. It’s a recipe that is as deceptively simple as Country music, which has its own simple recipe of “three chords and the truth.” Of course, both beer...
Plenty of Texas farms and ranches are filled with hardworking women. Just like their male counterparts, women perform the same tasks, with the same hours, and under the same challenging conditions. Some are daughters, some are mothers, all reinforce the stereotype that Texas women are tough, and always have been.
Contemporary Texans are proud of the ethnic and cultural diversity in the Lone Star State. The one-time French territory became known as Tejas when Spain took control. Mexico would break free, and Texans would do the same...
Pearl Beer is an iconic Texas brand and landmark, second only to the Alamo itself. While Tex-Mex cuisine has proven to be universally popular, many don’t see as easily that Germans and Bohemians have made essential contributions...
Houstonians laugh that there isn’t any topography there. They'll joke that it’s flat, like a table top. In reality, Houston has some natural features — you just have to squint to see them. Most notably, Houston boasts...
When you think of Texas in the 19th century, you undoubtedly picture cowboys, Native Americans, and immigrants all fighting for survival on the Texas frontier. For iconic 20th century Texans, the oil-crazy wildcatter burst forward into the...

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