Texas Historical Commission


Dallas NAACP Wants To Remove Confederate Statues From Public Property In Dallas

These calls have come ever since the racially motivated shootings at a historic African-American church in South Carolina.


The Astrodome in Houston. (credit: David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

State Designation Could Save Astrodome

The Texas Historical Commission is poised to decide whether to designate the Astrodome a “state antiquities landmark,” which would make it harder to demolish.


25th United States Colored Troops, Company C or G at Camp William Penn in February 1864. (credit: People of the University of Virginia)

Texas Historian Highlights Roles Of Black Civil War Vets

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.”


Wise County Courthouse

Aging Texas Courthouses Added To “Endangered” List

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.


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Historical Markers Tell Tale Of Texas

Don Frazier fondly remembers how his father would brake for historical markers dotting Texas highways and byways.


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Texas Quilters Perform “Secret Codes Of The Underground Railroad”

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.”


The dry banks of a river are pictured on July 14, 2010. (credit: ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Depleted Texas Lakes Expose Ghost Towns & Graves

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.


The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Historical Commission Expected To Get Funds

Some legislators have rejected calls to eliminate state funding for the Texas Historical Commission.


The partially exposed skeleton that is believed to be that of legendary Texas Ranger James Coryell. (credit: Texas Historical Commission)

Historians May Have Found Remains Of Legendary Texas Ranger

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.


Texas Commission on the Arts logo. (credit: arts.state.tx.us)

Arts, Historical Leaders Fear Texas Budget Cuts

Proposed cuts in funding for state-supported arts and historical commissions could be disastrous for the groups, their supporters contend.


Forgotten Cemetery

State Officials Express Concern Over Forgotten Cemetery

In a sprawling pit near Denton, dozens of people are buried in graves dating back to the 1800s.