Melanie Cole

Stories

Housing Authority

With high-tech wiring, a Smart House can cook dinner, wash the dishes, and entertain guests. Are you smart enough to live in it.

Earth Movers

The Mound Builders’ ancient works survived wind, rain, and looters. Now they face a worse peril: state bureaucrats.

Goliad’s Ghosts

At Goliad, you can walk among the ghosts of Fannin’s men and the echoes of the rallying cry that history forgot.

Engraved in Stone

An ancient cache of pebbles and flints yields North America’s oldest art.

Dem Bones

A Texas scientist ruffled some feathers when he said he had found the first bird.

Hard Rock

It chopped, it scraped, it cut, it carved! Texas’ own Alibates flint helped civilize a continent.