The best-selling author offers a lively—but drastically incomplete—account of nineteenth-century Texas history.
A British man is feeling guilty about walking around in exotic animal hide.
A Kaufman man vacationing in the Volunteer State hears a claim about the Texas flag that just can't be true. Can it?
A sighting of the image on UNT's Portal to Texas History website prompted the discovery.
A letter written by Davy Crockett six months before his death at the Alamo is up for auction and bids have climbed to $27,121.
The senior editor on why the Alamo is so important, how Fess Parker and Davy Crockett sparked a phenomenon in the fifties, and what Phil Collins is really like.
Against all odds, Phil Collins has turned himself into a world-class Alamo buff who will happily talk your ear off about Santa Anna and Davy Crockett. Can you feel it coming in the Bexar tonight?
Better close off the balcony too Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, of Houston, requested that a corridor in her Washington, D.C., office building be closed off for eight hours so that she could meet privately with singer Michael Jackson. 4—6 minutes to high cholesterol An eighteen-wheeler overturned on Houston’s…
A new Crockett biography by Michael Wallis weighs in on how Davy died.
This is our second “Where I’m From” special issue, in which the entire magazine, front to back, is given over to stories about growing up in Texas. Last time, most of the essays were by staff writers. This time we turned to some of our favorite authors, folks like…
There should be no mystery about the latest artifact of “history.”
This month Eakin Press will publish The Alamo Almanac and Book of Lists. Among the interesting items compiled by author William R. Chemerka is one that has nothing to do with history—not really, anyway: It’s the Top Twenty Most Frequently Asked Questions at the Alamo. 1. “Where’s the bathroom?” 2.
New York fireman Bill Groneman is disputing a critical piece of Alamo lore—and historians everywhere are burning mad.