Texas Historical Commission
The Texas Historical Commission is poised to decide whether to designate the Astrodome a “state antiquities landmark,” which would make it harder to demolish.
Blacks fought in the Civil War, surprisingly on the side of the Confederacy, many of them from Texas, Palestine historian Norris White Jr. said his research shows. They are the “black forgotten Confederates.”
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has added more than 70 Texas courthouses, as a single entry, on the list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.
Don Frazier fondly remembers how his father would brake for historical markers dotting Texas highways and byways.
It all began after the ladies of the Pleasant Hill Quilt Club read a book about the Underground Railroad. Now the Pleasant Hill Quilt Club regularly performs their play “The Secret Codes of the Underground Railroad.”
Johnny C. Parks died two days before his first birthday more than a century ago. His grave slipped from sight along with the rest of the tiny town of Bluffton when Lake Buchanan was filled 55 years later.
Some legislators have rejected calls to eliminate state funding for the Texas Historical Commission.
Even before Texas was a republic, the first Texas Rangers established a system of law and order. One of those men, James Coryell, is the subject of history and myth. Now, archaeologists think they may have found his grave in rural Falls County.
Proposed cuts in funding for state-supported arts and historical commissions could be disastrous for the groups, their supporters contend.
In a sprawling pit near Denton, dozens of people are buried in graves dating back to the 1800s.