On T-shirts and bumper stickers, the flag that flew during the Texas Revolution has had its cannon replaced by an AR-15. Would our ancestors approve?
A museum in San Felipe, 40 miles west of Houston, commemorates the unique history behind Stephen F. Austin’s founding colony.
The Texas Rangers Tried (and Failed) to Capture Pancho Villa. The Conflict Still Shapes the Texas-Mexico Border Today.
Jeff Guinn’s ‘War on the Border’ punctures the myth of the Rangers as frontier heroes.
A McKinney man wants to see William Travis singing and dancing his way across the Alamo Plaza.
The original Tex-Mex staple dates back further than most historians realize.
“Texas Rising” might even be good.
If the death of a horse is the most touching scene in this production, what does that say about it?
Usually the devil is in the details, but with “Texas Rising,” the broad brush strokes are more troubling.
If you don’t think about it too hard, Texas Rising is pretty enjoyable to watch.
Texas Rising has taken historic liberties that have undermined rather than enhanced the narrative momentum of the story.
Don’t invite a history buff to your "Texas Rising" viewing party.
Turns out the charming town of Gonzales is just as spirited as when it launched the Texas Revolution.
Sorry, T. R. Fehrenbach: the new Texas historians don’t care about Davy Crockett or other old icons. To them, the real heroes are women, blacks, and yes, Mexican Americans.
Reshooting history in Garfield
In early 1836, after the fall of the Alamo, a small episode in Texas history revealed an aspect of our character we’d just as soon forget.
Unlike the Alamo, which can seem as remote and mysterious as Stonehenge, the San Jacinto battlefield has few secrets. Its history lies close at hand.