Texas

By Augustus Koch (1840–?) - Amon Carter Museum Texas Bird's-Eye Views [1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9140425

Solving a Neighborhood Mystery Reveals Forgotten African-American History

An abandoned lot in San Antonio turned out to be an important part of the city's story

"Red and Green II"
Georgia O'Keeffe, 1916
Watercolor on paper, laid down on paper.

A Painting Georgia O’Keeffe Wanted Destroyed Is on Display for the First Time in Nearly 60 Years

O’Keeffe’s watercolor returns to the town where she painted it

Houston Opens Up Its Huge "Underground Cathedral" to Visitors

A haunting 1920's city reservoir full of 25-foot columns and shafts of light is now open to the public

Ariel view of the Port of Galveston in 2008

An 1830s Steamship From the Texas Navy May Be Buried Near Galveston Harbor

Author Clive Cussler first discovered the wreckage in 1986, now the port’s expansion forces an archeological excavation

Austin Just Sidestepped a Brawl Over BBQ Smoke

Don't mess with Texas...barbecue

These tags were used to identify slaves before emancipation

Juneteenth Didn’t Stop the Enslavement of Black People in Houston

The delayed enforcement of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation still didn’t bring freedom to many black Texans

Retrofitted for permanent installation, the Bhutanese temple, which made its public debut at the 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, is now open at the University of Texas at El Paso

One Way to Visit Bhutan Is By Way of El Paso

After making its debut at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, a temple from the Himalayan kingdom is uniquely reincarnated on a Texan university campus

Guadalupe Peak and El Capitan: a landscape “lonely as a dream,” wrote Edward Abbey.

When Texas Was at the Bottom of the Sea

A hike to the “top of Texas,” the world’s most famous fossil reef, leads to a new sense of the sublime

The Oswald family—with Marguerite Oswald second from right—sit next to Lee Harvey Oswald's casket.

When Lee Harvey Oswald Shot the President, His Mother Tried to Take Center Stage

Marguerite Oswald had a series of bizarre reactions to her son’s transgression, forever making her a famous mother to history

There Are Regional Differences in Death Row Inmates’ Last Words

Southerners are more likely to say sorry, but that doesn't mean they actually feel remorse

"You're in three dimensional space": "Aerial America" got the swoop on Padre Island during the series' visit to Texas.

How the Crew of "Aerial America" Gets its Stunning Shots

A new fusion of camera and captor gives us a bird’s-eye view of America

This One Site in Texas Will Get Most of America's Low-Level Nuclear Waste

As America's nuclear plants run out their lives, decommissioning waste will be headed to Texas

This Texas Teen's Most Productive Fishing Hole Is the Sewer

Kyle Naegeli, 15, first discovered this unlikely fishing hole after he made a $5 bet with his dad

A member of the Texas Camel Corps.

The United States Army Used Camels Until After the Civil War

When the first American settlers started moving west, their horses and mules weren't cut out for the long, dry treks

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