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James Harkins will be the featured speaker for the next episode of the Brenham Heritage Museum’s Seth McMeans Lecture Series on May 23.(courtesy photo) A Texas map expert is the next speaker in the Brenham Heritage Museum’s Seth McMeans Lecture Series. James Harkins will discuss historical maps of Texas on Monday, May 23rd from noon …

It’s time for the week that was in Texas politics with James Barraganpolitical reporter for The Texas Tribune. Several people are running to overthrow Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, but Paxton only seems to worry about one among them: Congressman Louie Gohmert. Paxton took out TV commercials to air in East Texas – Gohmert’s territory. …

Texas lawmakers are looking to carve out two new congressional districts in the Austin and Houston areas, according to a redistribution map proposal released Monday. The map, which was proposed by State Senator Joan Huffman (R), would effectively lock in the Republicans’ long-standing advantage in Texas for another decade, reducing the number of competitive districts …

Texas lawmakers are seeking to create two new congressional districts in the Austin and Houston areas, according to a proposed division plan released on Monday. The map, which was proposed by State Sen. Joan Huffman (R), would effectively lock in the Republicans’ longstanding advantage in Texas for another decade, reducing the number of competitive districts …

In the second full week of September, 953 crimes were recorded in Fort Worth, according to a Star-Telegram map created with police department data the city released. The five most frequently recorded crimes were theft (143), assault (99), criminal mischief (90), criminal code offenses (76) and car theft (68) and according to data from the …

CBS, the “Tiffany Network,” spent hundreds of millions of dollars to broadcast this year’s March Madness games. And then they hired third-grade Timmy to draw their graphics for the big event. And it looks like Timmy gets an “F” in geography. Recently, I was watching one of the first round games – forget which one, …

A few years ago, I wrote a column about how Houstonians would live in Charlottesville if Sam Houston had been successful. According to the story, the hero of San Jacinto graciously told Charlotte Allen at a dinner party one night that she, and not her more famous brethren, was the reason the Buffalo Bayou colony …

The Concho Valley is home to eight species of aquatic turtles, and in my opinion none of them are as endearing as the tiny Texas Map Turtle. Texas Map Turtles (Graptemys versa) are one of five varieties of map turtles found in Texas and one of two species found in that state and that state …

Eagle Staff Report The Star of the Republic Museum’s new exhibit, “So Others Might Follow: Four Centuries of Maps That Define Texas,” will open Saturday and will illustrate through maps the evolution of Texas over four centuries, both topographically and politically, under seven flags. It runs until February 15, 2019. The exhibition includes 20 maps …

Every holiday, Texas’ oldest state agency increases sales of high-resolution digitized reproductions of historical maps to help fund the preservation of fragile maps and other records, helping to preserve some of the heritage sole of the state. Sales of more than 45,000 digitized map images, some of which come from original documents dating back centuries, …

AUSTIN – After 173 years, a historical map of Texas has become official. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that an 1844 map of the Republic of Texas, made by famous cartographer Carl Flemming, had been given to the state by a couple from Kerrville, who had purchased in the liquidation sale of a …

AUSTIN – After 173 years, a historical map of Texas has become official. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced this week that an 1844 map of the Republic of Texas by famed cartographer Carl Flemming had been donated to the state by a couple from Kerrville, who purchased in the liquidation sale of a …

AUSTIN – After 173 years, a historical map of Texas has become official. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced on Monday that an 1844 map of the Republic of Texas by famed cartographer Carl Flemming had been given to the state by a couple from Kerrville, who have it. purchased at a clearance sale …

In the nearly 400 years it took Texas to take its present form, the space has grown from a sprawling, unexplored, and sparsely populated frontier under the Spanish crown to its iconic, easily recognizable outline. “Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State” traces the cartographic history of Texas from the 16th to the …

To say that Texas is great would be the understatement of the century. It would take about 12 hours to drive through Texarkana state to El Paso. All over Texas you will find lush forests, rolling hills, plains, beaches, and deserts. In addition to a changing landscape, you come across small towns, sprawling towns, and …

SEABROOK, TX – A local couple donated a rare piece of Texas history to the state. The family had in their possession an exceptionally rare Stephen F. Austin map of Texas. Now it belongs to the Texas General Land Office. The donation was made by Thomas B. and Marsha Brown Taylor of Seabrook. They made …

Have you ever wondered what Texas would look like if you put it above another state or country? There is MAPfrappe for that. The online tool designed by Kelvin Thompson allows users to draw contours on a Google map and drag the contour onto anything on Earth. Use the tool to create a rough The …

It was 1880 and the residents of a small community in Travis County were ready to step into the big leagues by getting a post office. This required getting the name of the town approved. Residents applied, but federal postal agents rejected their town’s name. So they came up with another one. It was also …

Lamar Smith (left) is fighting for the redistribution with his longtime colleague Joe Barton. | AP Pictures By JOHN BRESNAHAN 4/4/2011 4:39 AM EDT Update 04/04/2011 4:18 PM EDT 2011-04-04T04: 18-0400 A bitter backstage fight has erupted between Republicans in Texas over the redistribution, pitting Rep. Lamar Smith against his longtime colleague, Rep. Joe Barton. …