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(Founding) Fathers of Texas

News As we leave the flowers of May behind, summer fun and Father’s Day lie ahead. In the Lone Star State, this day gives us an opportunity to honor our fathers and the legacy of some of those who laid the groundwork for Texas’ rich history. While the history of Father’s Day didn’t start in […]

Texas Grit and Motherly Love

News Mother’s Day is a time to honor the incredible women who shape our lives with their love, guidance, and unwavering support. The invaluable role mothers play in our society cannot be understated. They commit themselves wholeheartedly to their families’ well-being, which often includes waking before dawn to prepare breakfast, balancing the demands of a […]

The Totally Epic Total Eclipse in Texas

News In the vast expanse and starry skies of the Lone Star State, there’s something special on the horizon. Mark your calendars for April 8, 2024, when parts of Texas are set to experience a total solar eclipse. This rare celestial phenomenon occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, completely blocking […]

A Sweet Symphony of Mockingbirds

News The early bird gets the worm, but the mockingbird gets the final word. While their outward appearance may be unassuming, these skilled songbirds are the official bird of Texas for their ingenuity in using joyous tunes and talented mimicry to not only serenade Texans but also outwit unsuspecting predators. The history of the mockingbird’s […]

The North (Texas) Pole

News Bells are ringing and children are singing. It’s finally Christmastime in Texas! There’s no better place to enjoy the merriment of the season than in the town of Grapevine – our very own North Pole. Located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Grapevine has been officially designated as the “Christmas Capital of […]

The Pecan Tale of Plenty

News As the days grow shorter and cooler, pecan trees in Texas prepare for their annual debut. Leaves take on hues of amber and crimson, painting a breathtaking landscape that attracts visitors from near and far. Amidst this natural transformation, pecans reach peak maturity and are ready to break through their sturdy shells. In 1919, […]

Harvesting Texas Traditions

News As the cool breeze of autumn begins to sweep through the Lone Star State, there’s a particular charm that sets Texas apart during this time of year. Beyond the sprawling landscapes and bustling cities, Texas boasts a remarkable connection between fall festivities and our thriving agriculture sector. Often at the heart of seasonal celebrations […]

Honoring Our History on San Jacinto Day

News As Texans, we celebrate unique holidays that pay tribute to the extraordinary history of our state and the courageous individuals who shaped it. There’s Texas Independence Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Emancipation Day, and San Jacinto Day, which we’ll celebrate on Friday, April 21. This year, Texans will commemorate the 187th anniversary of the Battle […]

We Remember: Honoring the 20th Anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia

News Earlier this month, Americans reflected on the 20-year anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster that took the lives of all seven astronauts on board. On February 1st, 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia was returning to Earth after 16 days in orbit, and preparations for a celebration at Kennedy Space Center in Florida were underway. […]

This Ain’t Our First Rodeo

Barrel racing, mutton bustin’, and bull riding are just some of the many events you can catch at one of Texas’ many rodeos. Recognized as the official sport of Texas, the history of rodeos in the Lone Star State dates much further back than its official proclamation by the Texas Legislature 25 years ago. The […]

Deep in the Heart of Valentine, Texas

With heart-shaped decorations popping up across storefronts throughout our state, Valentine’s Day is upon us. While the history and traditions behind this holiday date back many centuries, you won’t find anywhere that honors Valentine’s Day quite like the small West Texas town that shares the same name. Nestled between Marfa and Van Horn, the city […]

Texas, Our Texas (Flag)

“Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.” Children across our state recite this pledge at the start of every school day. Placing their right hands over their hearts, they take a moment to pause and appreciate the independent spirit of our beloved Lone Star State. […]

Cooking Up Some Good Luck

As festive carols fill the winter air, candles are lit in celebration, and seasonal dishes are shared by loved ones, this time of year is always marked by joyous holiday traditions. With 2022 on the horizon, resolutions for the year ahead are on the mind for many of us. While there are many ways to […]

Welcoming the Chili Weather

Chili is a staple of Texas cuisine. Many of us know it as a warm bowl of joy on a crisp fall evening and a great way to gather family and friends around the dinner table. In fact, on May 11, 1977, chili was adopted as the state dish of Texas by the Legislature. Will […]

Well, I’ll bee! It’s National Honey Bee Day

National Honey Bee Day, which falls on August 21st this year, is the perfect time to pay homage to all of the black and yellow striped pollinators out there, from Buzz the Honey Nut Cheerios Bee to the honey bees we see buzzing above blooming Texas sunflowers. On the third Saturday in August every year, […]