How Well Do You Sam Houston?

Sam Houston was one of the most colorful and controversial figures in Texas history. He was a sometimes volatile and often contradictory man who played a crucial role in the founding of Texas. How much do you know about this Texas hero?

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How Much Do You Know About Bluebonnets?

Texans hold wildflowers in high regard, but none is as distinguished as the Texas Bluebonnet. The flower has inspired legends, myth, folklore, festivals, family portraits, all kinds of art, and Texas road trips. Historian Jack Maguire once said the bluebonnet is “a kind of floral trademark almost as well known … Read More

Haunting at the Excelsior

jay-gouldJefferson, Texas- The Excelsior House was built in the 1850s, and has been in continuous operation ever since, making it the oldest hotel in East Texas according to the National Register of Historic Places. Over 160 years later, the history of the hotel has been steeped in mystery, and haunted … Read More

Wildflower Chasing and Cemetery Searching In Galveston

Galveston City Cemetery

Galveston Island, Texas- The island’s historic City Cemetery on Broadway is floating on a sea of firewheels and coreposis this May. Known for being the final resting place of many who died in the Great Hurricane of 1900, the cemeteries are also known for the yellow blanket of Texas wildflowers … Read More

East Texas Fall Foliage Driving Routes

East Texas- Summer’s grip has finally given way to fall and the luscious green countryside has slowly and quietly exploded with rich autumn colors. East Texas is a sight to behold in the fall, with yellow oak trees, orange sweetgums, deep red dogwood trees dappled among the might every greens. … Read More