In 1963, Lackland Air Force Base experienced a cataclysmic explosion. People thought World War III had started. Today, it's been almost completely forgotten.
As monuments to slaveholders, Confederate soldiers, and Texas Rangers disappear across the state, we’re being forced to reconsider what should be honored, what should be commemorated, and what it’s time to let go of.
The multimedia oral history project features the stories of queer people, many of them Texans, who live outside cities.
The infamous anti-Communist senator had a lot of fans in the Lone Star State.
The discovery of a convict graveyard in 2018 vindicated decades of research and activism Fort Bend County had ignored.
Recent attempts to abolish the holiday have failed. But things might be different when lawmakers return to Austin in January.
The removal of the statue is part of a larger reappraisal of the role of the Rangers in Texas history.
Student athletes wrote a letter urging officials to change the tune, which has racist origins.
The community has united to save the 73-year-old cinema and venue, which did not qualify for federal relief funding.
In the aftermath of tragedy, members of the Caddo Nation are drawing on their culture and traditions to help restore Caddo Mounds State Historic Site.
Coleman’s extraordinary life and career deserves to be celebrated in the canon of U.S. history.
Through strolls along pedestrian bridges and historically black neighborhoods, local historians are elevating black Dallasites’ stories.
On the National Podcast of Texas, the coauthor of ‘A Black Women’s History of the United States’ lays out the ways black women transformed America.
Installation artist Mark Dion displays his findings in a tongue-in-cheek Fort Worth museum exhibition.
A visit to the Zwolle Tamale Fiesta and Los Adaes, where our state’s Spanish colonial roots live on just across the Sabine River.
Thirty years after opening, the museum approaches its dark history from an increasingly detached remove.
The institution has changed its mission to also acknowledge traumas experienced by other groups.
The Austin author on his fascination with H.L. Hunt, his inability to hate Santa Anna, and how he met the challenges of writing a history of Texas for the twenty-first century.
In the early twentieth century, long-simmering tensions in South Texas erupted into a grim and brutal race war.
After breaking away from Mexico, the combative Republic of Texas took its fight against Native Americans to the heart of Comanchería, led by a group of militiamen who called themselves Rangers.
As the Civil War violently divided the nation, Texan turned against Texan.
For years, the great folklorist convinced many scholars and activists that the vaunted “Texas Man of Letters” was an anti-Mexican racist. Maybe it’s time to reconsider that judgment—as Paredes himself eventually did.
While a new generation of scholars is rewriting our history, supporters of the traditional narratives are fighting to keep their grip on the public imagination.
The Lewisville music festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend.
Descendants of slaves who escaped across the southern border observe Texas’s emancipation holiday with their own unique traditions.
We should honor this badass Medal of Honor winner, not an incompetent Confederate general who fought against the United States government in defense of slavery.
In 'Spying on the South,' the author of the bestselling 'Confederates in the Attic' offers a few pungent opinions about the Lone Star State.
First of all, it memorializes a parking garage.
The historian and author on how we reassess past presidencies and when he believes we’ll have enough perspective to begin judging Trump's.
The 41st president was described as his own best press secretary—especially with the Texas media.
Dallas billionaire Ross Perot often is miscast as a spoiler in the election that saw Bill Clinton replace George H.W Bush in the White House.
It was a funeral marked far more often by humor than by maudlin sentiment.
The 41st president was the oldest living former president in the history of the United States
The 41st president's death comes less than eight months after that of his wife, Barbara.
The former president held a conversation with former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, with whom he found much common ground.
Plano Representative Sam Johnson kept two artifacts from those dark days that now belong to the Smithsonian.
After discovering the convict cemetery in March, the city appointed a panel of stakeholders. Now it’s ignoring their recommendation.
With the state fair in full swing and the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners teeing it up in the Cotton Bowl, we start our series in Dallas.
A committee is recommending that the State Board of Education cut the word from the school curriculum standards because it is ’value-charged.’
In a city notorious for neglecting its history, two new initiatives aim to preserve memories of the storm.
The Richmond resident warned Fort Bend ISD of the presence of graves, but no one listened—until they started finding human remains.
Five decades ago, Myrtis Dightman broke the color barrier in professional rodeo and became one of the best bull riders who ever lived. But his imprint on the sport was only just beginning.
Presidents past and present, as well as leaders from across the political spectrum, mourn the death of the former first lady.
She was only the second woman in U.S. history to have been married to one president and the mother of a second president.
As I have aged and faced my own challenges as a female on this planet, I have come to a different understanding of Barbara Bush.
In an announcement, the former first lady has decided against any further medical treatment and will focus on comfort care.
Over 30 bodies have been discovered on a former prison farm in Fort Bend County.
How an African-American family managed to rise to prominence during the height of Jim Crow-era segregation.
The city that gave birth to the republic continues to nourish the traits that distinguish the state’s character.
Thousands of Houstonians turned out to get a last look at the Astrodome before its renovation.