One Of The Oldest Structures In East Texas Still Stands

One Of The Oldest Structures In East Texas Still Stands- Jaun Antonio Badillo, a Texas born Mexican, otherwise known as a Tejano, was a surveyor who lived around Nacogdoches in the 1830s. He also owned a few parcels of land. One parcel of land Badillo is said to have owned … Read More

The Edens-Madden Massacre of Houston County

The Edens-Madden Massacre of Houston County- Various Indian tribes, such as the Caddo, Kickapoo, and Cherokee, lived on the river bottoms among the pine thickets in East Texas before the Texas Revolution. The Mexican government had no interest in colonizing East Texas; therefore, was able to maintain good relations with … Read More

Winds of Change Leave Waneta Community In the Dust of the Past

Winds Of Change Leave Waneta Community In The Dust Of The Past

Grapeland, Texas- The oldest county in Texas was a booming place in the Pineywoods many years ago. Early settlers chose to make their homes under the pine tree canvas of Houston County, and tame the area. Communities began … Read More

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site: An East Texas Ancient Civilization

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site: An East Texas Ancient Civilization- More than 1,200 years ago, a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai built a village and ceremonial center just east of Weches. Today, three earthen mounds still rise from the Neches River valley which was the southwestern-most ceremonial … Read More

Plunder In The Pines

Plunder In The Pines

East Texas is full of legends, mysteries, and folklore. Just beneath the surface of the Pineywoods, buried treasure is said to be scattered. There may not have been pirates roaming about the region, but over the years plenty of booty was left behind in East Texas.… Read More