It fetched $705,000, topping the list of about 165 items from Ted Lusher's Texana collection.
An original broadsheet announcing the fall of the Alamo, the first book published in Texas, and other stuff that Phil Collins will probably buy.
In their new book ‘Chokeholds,’ researchers argue Lee Harvey Oswald was just one piece of a sprawling conspiracy—one that other investigators claim never existed at all.
The Texas Cowgirls weren’t all from the state, but the groundbreaking women’s pro team promoted itself with loads of Texas mystique.
Tobe Hooper’s ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2’ satirizes yuppie greed by painting the entire state with a broad and bloody brush.
The independent bookstores of sixties and seventies San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas created community and opened whole new worlds for Texans.
It’s about the violence that white settlers wrought upon the West—and the path to redemption.
The famously powerful dreadnought was hailed by Hemingway and played a key role in several famous battles.
Waco’s Dr Pepper Museum offers an insightful exhibit on the 1960s lunch counter protests that helped desegregate Texas.
Beans in chili, the Houston Oilers, and mutton busting: test your knowledge of all things Texan.
Frank Lloyd Wright Built Just One Freestanding Theater in His Lifetime. Dallas Has Let It Fall Into Disrepair.
The Kalita Humphreys Theater was built by arguably the most famous American architect of the twentieth century. It’s now a shell of its former self, and the city can’t decide how—or if—it’ll restore it.
Fernie the Funnel Cake Queen made the deep-fried, sugar-dusted treat a best-seller, and now her daughters continue her legacy with innovations including a funnel cake–flavored wine cocktail.
The legendary Donkey Lady is alive (sort of) and has a lot to say about San Antonio.
The Como Motel, where Candy Montgomery famously met up with Allan Gore, has recently been sold. Locals are organizing to ensure it doesn’t end up as a parking lot.
This Hill Country bar and honky-tonk—the first in the state to obtain a liquor license after Prohibition—still fosters community after nine decades.
When the go-go Houston corporation collapsed in spectacular fashion, it became a punch line across the nation. But some of the bad guys had the last laugh.
The early blues singer helped define the genre and achieved major success—until a story of murder tainted his legacy.
Since 2004, non-Hispanic white residents have been outnumbered in Texas. And to the apparent surprise of many, that hasn’t worked out all that well for the Democratic Party.
It’s named for frontier naturalist Gabriel Marnoch, who led a life of crime while discovering new species.
It’s time to find out just how much you know about the Lone Star State.
Andrew Braunberg, author of ‘Fires, Floods, Explosions, and Bloodshed: A History of Texas Whiskey,’ shares some fascinating details from his book.
Six years ago, the mother of all storms arrived and brought home a lesson too many of us have refused to learn: our penchant for bravely adapting to circumstances has its limits.
She led the movement to gain federal recognition of the holiday. This June 19, she’ll again walk 2.5 miles, marking the 2.5 years it took for news of the Emancipation Proclamation to reach Texas.
The real history is much messier—and more inspiring.
The Geto Boys and Selena set the stage in the early nineties for the transformation of Texas music.
An Austin man wants to know whether Austin’s Scholz Garten or San Antonio’s Menger Bar can claim the title of oldest continually operating bar in the state.
Charismatic German immigrant Hans Nagel revolutionized the Houston Zoo and kept it afloat during the Great Depression.
Behind the run-down exteriors of these concrete houses lies the story of an East Texas innovator and his one-of-a-kind machine.
Friedrich Ernst’s missive portrayed Texas as a paradise. His wife and daughter begged to differ.
In the eighties, petroleum prices went through the roof, and Texans, flush with cash, went a little crazy—before it all came crashing down. Will we ever learn?
Author John Phillip Santos’s 2010 “Tejano elegy” explores family secrets that reveal “the deepest mysteries of being human.”
The early road used by Native Americans and settlers ran through what would become Gary Pinkerton’s family farm in Rusk County.
From the rural East Texas community of Pleasant Hill, a group of women depicts the sights and sounds that guided people to freedom.
Built in 1939, the nightclub once hosted Duke Ellington and Ray Charles. After a $9.7 million renovation, it’ll welcome a new generation of music lovers.
Netflix’s new docuseries revisits the 1993 standoff between David Koresh and the federal government without any agenda—or real purpose.
Dale Acker is the collector behind the Up in Arms museum in Nazareth, which is home to more historical weapons and artifacts than the town has people.
Years ago, Larry Sanders became the proud owner of a decommissioned Atlas ICBM nuclear missile silo that was ready for use during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.
Brands once staged elaborate productions for their employees. No one was better at making them than Mexia-born Michael Brown.
A local restauranteur created the dish to honor Carter's election, and it was just one instance of the importance of Mexican food in the former president's public life.
A conversation on abortion rights with the Dallas lawyer whose argument against Texas’s abortion law changed the course of history.
Texas Purple Hull Pea Festival Is More Than an Event. It’s the Story of Shankleville, One of the State’s Early Freedom Colonies.
Texas Country Reporter visits Lareatha Clay & Phillip White, organizers of the festival in Shankleville and descendants of the community's founders.
After years of opposition and delay, Waco finally has posted a historical marker about the 1916 murder of Jesse Washington.
It should be called F-T-B.
Long before quizzes littered the internet, TM’s Anne Dingus delighted readers with a hundred-question series that doubled as a “CliffsNotes of Texas history.”
Decades before the recent police violence in Memphis, a brutally beaten Latino man was tossed by officers into a Houston bayou and drowned. The protests that followed continue to echo in the city to this day.
A $500 million restoration seeks to reverse almost two centuries of cultural and physical neglect at the most popular historic site in Texas. There’s never been more of a concerted effort to make things right.
With WWE in San Antonio for the Royal Rumble, we look at the history of a particularly Texan contribution to the world of scripted combat.
Why has San Antonio fallen behind Houston, Dallas, and Austin?
Texas’s elite police agency has evolved from a frontier organization to one famed for its expert interrogators. But some high-profile cases have tarnished that reputation.
The organization may have lost the right to manage the historical site, but key members still have a major influence on its future.