Sunday, May 18th, 2014
To inscribe their names in aviation annals, Reginald L. Robbins and James Kelly sought to set the world record for continuous flight — by circling in circles above Fort Worth for a solid week without landing
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Hundreds of “Rough Riders” descended on San Antonio on May 5, 1898 itching to lend Teddy Roosevelt a hand in kicking the Spaniards out of Cuba.
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
The Boston Red Sox pitcher was headed toward the Hall of Fame until his arm gave out. Rather than play for the National League’s New York Giants, he retired to San Marcos for the next chapter in...
Friday, April 18th, 2014
In the 17th century, Catholic priests at remote outposts in present-day Texas and New Mexico were dumbfounded to encounter native people who appeared from the wilds already converted to Christianity. Spanish nun María de Ágreda said she...
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
When Richard King rode the 165 dusty miles from Brownsville to Corpus Christi in 1852, he knew absolutely nothing about cattle or ranching. But he recognized a pot at the end of the rainbow when he saw...
Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Sick and tired of the incessant chaos along the Rio Grande, Texans opened their wallets and private arsenals to the Porifirio Diaz’s army, helping him begin a long reign as Mexico’s authoritarian leader.
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
COVER: Women in Travis County register to vote for the first time in 1918, the year Gov. William P. Hobby Sr. signed a bill allowing women to vote in party primaries. More than 386,000 women registered in...
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE “Slim” Lindbergh reported for pilot training at Brooks Field in San Antonio on Mar. 18, 1924 just three years before the skinny college dropout became the most...
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Unhappy with the site selection, one politician promised to make the long journey to Lubbock on foot if 300 students showed up registration in the fall of 1924. When more than 900 enrolled for the inaugural semester,...
Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
After trespassing on Spanish-controlled territory during his early 19th century fact-finding expedition into the southwestern United States, the adventurous army lieutenant was taken captive — and treated like an honored guest