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.
A decade after the largest custody battle in U.S. history, some of those involved speak about their memories.
A quarter century after 82 Branch Davidians and 4 federal officers died outside Waco, retired FBI agent Byron Sage still can't stop thinking—and arguing—about what happened.
Remembering "The Alamo" through souvenir shot glasses, John Wayne toilet paper, and the family that brought the 1960 classic to Texas.
Welcome to chunking territory.
The New York resident flew to Austin to celebrate LBJ-style.
It's better than good—at least if you're talking about cotton quality.
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced a commemoration of the Battle of the Alamo that includes the historically questionable John Wayne movie.
Prepositionally, you can go over or out to Abilene—depending on where you're coming from.
New books from Roger D. Hodge and Bryan Mealer draw an unsparing portrait of rural Texas.
Ours is a land of resourceful, imaginative, inventive, and self-reliant people. It has always been this way.
Can a 1960s novel with a cult following finally become the blockbuster film its fans believe it should be?
The recent release of JFK files is probably the last significant injection of new information into the psychic landscape in which assassination theorists like Mark North have resided for the past 54 years.
Looking back at a crucial weekend seen as the high-water mark of the 1970s women’s movement
A brief look at the unique world of JFK auctions.
The HOA wasn’t the only foe that Tony Buzbee and his tank, Cheyenne, faced in the Battle of River Oaks Boulevard.
Most of it was pretty lackluster, but there were a few interesting tidbits.
The last time the Longhorns and Sooners faced off with brand new coaches, the game led into a riot.
Half a century after the 1966 UT tower massacre, mass shootings have only become more common.
The official state dish reached its apotheosis in the era of San Antonio’s Chili Queens.
With the south side of El Paso up for grabs, everyone seems to have an idea about what the city’s future should look like.
Brian Lloyd flew his plane 28,000 miles along Earhart's intended course.
Dream of building your own medieval fortress? You aren’t alone.
The revisionist history behind Confederate monuments.
A requiem for Houston’s coolest neighborhood.
If you’re trying to knock off some last minute summer beach time before the special session begins, you might want some fairly light fare of Texas politics and history.
What would Sam Houston think of this troll job turned full-blown circus?
Looking at the historical parallels between a Sam Houston scuffle and the recent incident with Poncho Nevárez and Matt Rinaldi.
Over a year after its removal from the University of Texas at Austin's Main Mall, the controversial Jefferson Davis statue has found a new home on campus.
In the search for the perfect dive bar, a writer discovered another hidden gem—the Mosheim school.
Seventy years after the deadliest industrial disaster in American history, a Houston filmmaker unites the survivors.
The honky-tonk celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary with two Texas country icons.
Memories of the future at a long-gone Dallas hamburger joint.
The truth hurts, as historians discovered when they broke the news that Crockett surrendered.
To honor the lifework of his ”musical father,” Texas country star Randy Rogers purchases the historic honky-tonk that launched his career.
A seizure of sombreros in San Antonio.
Can one very determined man get a booming Houston suburb to confront its troubled past?
Well, sort of.
The Capitol’s African-American Monument Will Be Unveiled the Same Day as a White Lives Matter Protest
The organizers of the White Lives Matter protest say they aren’t targeting the monument, but it’s hard to overlook the coincidence.
A sighting of the image on UNT's Portal to Texas History website prompted the discovery.
It's been decades since San Marcos's famed Aquamaids performed, but San Marcos is reviving the mermaid as a symbol of cultural identity and environmental protection.
A reminder that Charles Whitman’s shooting spree resonated far outside of Texas.
If you’ve got a quarter million dollars, get on it.
Proposed Mexican-American Heritage Textbook Is A Continuation Of The Problem With U.S. History Classes
When U.S. history is already whitewashed, a book about Mexican-Americans that relies on stereotypes only does more harm.
Longview lawyer Howard Coghlan, who identified himself in the photograph, passed away at 89.
A big bag o' cats in Austin.
Miracle Mattress's 9/11 ad didn't go over well, to say the very least.
Turkish leaders are blaming Fethullah Gulen, a man with deep ties to Texas’s largest charter school system, for the attempted takeover.
A restauranteur's death in 1949 was also the end of the short-lived Houston Mafia.