Footnotes in Texas History

Stolen Words

While in Texas, author Nelson Algren was a man with a thieving arm

Texas USA

A School Was Here

Memory lane leads to an abandoned Piney Woods schoolyard created by the Rosenwald Fund

Footnotes in Texas History

An Early RGV Mover

Col. Sam Robertson envisioned Boca Chica as the place to launch his highway on the beach

Footnotes in Texas History

Queen Bess Soared

Bessie Coleman slipped from the grips of gravity and Jim Crow to become the first African American female pilot and first Native American female pilot

Footnotes in Texas History

The Hero of Cinco de Mayo

A Texan named Zaragoza led the battle against the French in Mexico


The Runaway Scrape

Exodus of Texians is an unsung episode of the Texas war for independence

Texas History

The Bluebonnet Lady of Texas

A San Antonio civic leader galvanized women’s groups to save the state flower

Texas History

Wounded—Then Rejected

The first casualty of the Texas Revolution, a free Black man, had to fight for his residency in the new republic

Texas USA

Hill Country Empire

Charles Schreiner’s legacy includes the YO Ranch and a university that bears his name

Footnotes in Texas History

A Name That Sticks

Falfurrias—the butter and the town—emerged from South Texas’ King Ranch

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