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The Annual Rains County Eagle Fest Comes to 2019

Rains County is the official Eagle Capital of Texas. Every year in January, the county welcomes visitors from all over the world to celebrate the eagle population.
January 1, 2019

Telegraph History in Texas Originated in Marshall

The statue in downtown Marshall of two men receiving a telegraphed message recognizes this early Texas advancement.
December 30, 2018

DeGeneres Got Her Comedic Start in the Upper East Side of Texas

Once named the Funniest Person in America, Ellen DeGeneres says it was during her years living in Atlanta, Texas, that she realized she might be funny, and that inspiration took her well beyond her dreams.
December 25, 2018

Elvis Impersonator Brings Show to Gilmer

If Elvis Presley was still with us, he’d turn 84 years old January 8. Celebrating Elvis every day is impersonator Travis Powell.
December 25, 2018

Love Lock Wall Entices Couples to Waxahachie

The Academy-award winning Places in the Heart, starring Sally Field, was filmed in historic Waxahachie in 1984. Movie directors are drawn to the areas scenery and to date more than 60 feature-length movies have filmed there.
December 25, 2018

Coolest Hardware Store on the Planet

If you’re looking for paint, building supplies and power tools typically associated with a hardware store, Bralys Ace Hardware in Palestine can certainly meet your need. But if you want a unique shopping experience, this family-owned and operated business since 1932 offers so much more — from kitchen gadgets and gift items to lawn and garden supplies to high-end barbecue grills.
December 25, 2018

Artist Completes Mural for Terrell Wall

The 10th mural to adorn downtown Terrell, Texas, honors native son Frank Reaugh (1860-1945), who earned the distinction of being the dean of Texas artists
December 25, 2018

Early Drawings of American Cities Include Many from Texas

The famed American cartographer T.M. Fowler produced 411 hand-drawn two-dimensional panoramic images of cities throughout the U.S. -- 13 of Texas cities. His creations depicting Texas cities include Wolfe City (Hunt County), Honey Grove (Fannin), Greenville (Hunt), Denison (Grayson), and Ladonia (Fannin).
December 16, 2018

Fredonia (and Nacogdoches) Set the Stage for Texas' Independence

Fredonia was a geographical experiment that pre-dated and even caused the split between Mexico and what would become the Republic of Texas.
December 15, 2018

Music of Greenville's Millard Inspires Audiences

The award-winning singer/songwriter's biggest hit -- "I Can Only Imagine" -- was also a blockbuster hit movie of the same name in 2018.
November 30, 2018

The Unmistakable Voice of Linda Davis

This Carthage, Texas, native has won numerous awards and appeared with some of the top country music artists, including Garth Brooks, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Kenny Rogers.
November 24, 2018

Lee Harvey Oswald's Other Victim Became a Texas Hometown Hero

On November 22, 1963, the day JFK's fateful motorcade journeyed through the Dallas streets, Tippit was on routine patrol as a Dallas police officer. Within an hour of the president's assassination, Tippit's chance encounter with the alleged assassin cost him his life -- but also helped narrow the search that eventually led to the arrest of the key suspect, Lee Harvey Oswald.
November 21, 2018