New! The Times of Texas, a Blog on Texas History

Welcome to The Times of Texas!  Please see the "RECENT POSTS" to the right for the latest articles and opinion pieces about the history of the Lone Star State.  ...

The Times of Texas: A Lone Star History Blog

COMING SOON: An in-depth discussion of the late writer John Graves, author of Goodbye to a River and Hard Scrabble, and the work of renowned author Larry McMurtry, author of Lonesome Dove, Terms of Endearment, and Horseman, Pass By, along with the collection of essays entitled In a Narrow Grave.

Beginning in early April 2013, the author will begin a series of blog posts (please see “Recent Posts,” lower left) about issues and events in Texas history, with frequent reference to the ways in which the Texas “past” as felt by many Texans conflicts with the academic “history” of the state as researched and written by scholars.  In Texas, probably more than in any other state, this conflict is really about the definition of what Texas is–and who Texans are.

We also plan to follow up on some of the Texas State Historical Association’s Day by Day Archive of Texas History.  These updates are extremely interesting in themselves, but many of them spur our curiosity to find out more about the events.  And that is what we will try to do.

Please stay tuned as we develop this feature of the site.  Thanks!  Links to our posts are below:

“Mr. Sam” Rayburn Sworn in 100 Years Ago This Month

W.C. Brann, the ‘Iconoclast,’ Was Killed in Waco in April 1898

The Cowboy Strike of 1883 and the Demise of Old Tascosa

Waco–The City Where “Waco” Didn’t Happen

Remembering Sam Houston and San Jacinto

Roy Orbison: A Texan Not So Lonely

John Nance Garner and the Paradox of Loyalty

Earl Rudder and Point du Hoc: Vivid Air Signed with Honor

Texas in the AMERICAN Revolution?

Alamo Restoration Now in Full (High-tech) Swing

The Texan Who First Called General Jackson ‘Stonewall’

Oliver Loving's Death and the Fate of Gus McRae in Lonesome Dove


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