Texas State Historical Association

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    What's the Truth Behind a Label? A Story of Texas Butter Nostalgia.

    Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream ... but was it local cream? And did the cows eat organic grass? And who owns the dairy? Tell us, mice. People have questions about their food these days. Recently I spotted a Texas butter called Falfurrias at the grocery store. The yellow package proclaims ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    A Question About "The First Moving Pictures of Dallas Ever Taken." And, Some Answers?

    ‚ÄčA very good Friend of Unfair Park found this old newspaper cutout here. It's an ad from the October 4, 1911, issue of the Dallas Times Herald, and, as you can see, it promises quite the something special -- then, certainly, and now most definitely. Our Friend, a history buff hoping for a miracle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Ten Historic Texas Town Names Good Enough to Eat

    ​The still-current trend in menu-writing is to append a place name to every dish, proclaiming its local origins. But back when Texas was largely unsettled, folks did it the other way around: They named their towns after food. Dozens of Texan towns have shared their names with fruits and nuts. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2008

    Sure, What's Another Destroyed Dallas Landmark, More or Less?

    John Wheeler If a Canadian developer gets its way, this Howard Meyer-designed building on Turtle Creek will become a hotel-condo high-rise with a restaurant. Local architect Cliff Welch sends word today of another important Dallas building on the chopping block: the Howard Meyer-designed office bui ... More >>

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    History for Sale

    Heritage Auction Galleries made a fortune selling rare coins. Now itís making a mint offering gems from Americaís rich past.