Houston Astrodome Gets Texas Historic Landmark DesignationThe Houston Astrodome, which became known as the Eighth Wonder of the World as the first domed stadium, is getting the highest honor Texas can give a historic structure.
Denton County Leaders To Discuss Confederate Statue's FateIt has been just over a week since Dallas leaders had the Robert E. Lee statue removed from a city park. Now, officials in Denton County are considering taking similar action with a Confederate solider memorial.
Push To Move Lamar County Confederate Monument FailsTempers flared in Paris on Friday over the possibility of moving a Confederate monument that has been in place for more than a century. However, after a vote resulted in a tie, the monument will stay.
Astrodome Granted Landmark StatusThe Texas Historical Commission granted landmark status to the Astrodome in Houston. Commission members voted Friday to recognize the stadium as a Texas landmark and to provide legal protections.
Janis Joplin's Childhood Home In Texas For Sale At $500KA Southeast Texas house where blues and rock star Janis Joplin lived as a child is for sale for $500,000.
Dallas NAACP Wants To Remove Confederate Statues From Public Property In DallasThese calls have come ever since the racially motivated shootings at a historic African-American church in South Carolina.
State Designation Could Save AstrodomeThe Texas Historical Commission is poised to decide whether to designate the Astrodome a "state antiquities landmark," which would make it harder to demolish.
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."
Aging Texas Courthouses Added To "Endangered" ListThe 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.
Historical Markers Tell Tale Of Texas Don Frazier fondly remembers how his father would brake for historical markers dotting Texas highways and byways.
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.”
Depleted Texas Lakes Expose Ghost Towns & GravesJohnny 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.
Texas Historical Commission Expected To Get FundsSome legislators have rejected calls to eliminate state funding for the Texas Historical Commission.
Historians May Have Found Remains Of Legendary Texas RangerEven 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.
Arts, Historical Leaders Fear Texas Budget CutsProposed cuts in funding for state-supported arts and historical commissions could be disastrous for the groups, their supporters contend.