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NEW! Battle of San Jacinto Enhanced eBook App for iPad and iPhone

TSHA, in partnership with JoSara MeDia, announces the availability of San Jacinto, an enhanced eBook for Apple’s iPad, iPhone, and iPod devices.

Maps, panoramic photos, and more provide multiple viewpoints and immerses readers to tell a fuller story of  “one of the most decisive battles of the world.” 

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Riding Line Newsletter

Download your copy of the Summer 2014 Riding Line now Winter 2014 Riding Linefor the latest news! Clicking on links within the issue will load pertinent webpages.
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Texas Independence Relay 2014

image of Team TSHA 2013 at Texas Independence Relay 2013The 2014 Texas Independence Relay will be held March 29 -30, 2014.

After a triumphant finish in the 2013 race and with your generous support, Team TSHA
will compete again in the Texas Independence Relay to benefit TSHA's Handbook of Texas Online.

Covering 200 miles from Gonzales to the San Jacinto Battleground, Team TSHA will run day and night on March
29 – 30, 2014. Support the team, the Handbook, and the Association with your
pledge or donation. Follow the race and cheer on the team as live updates are posted.

Find out more about Team TSHA in the Texas Independence Relay.

Image of triumphant Team TSHA 2013 at San Jacinto.



Fellows Announced, Awards and Fellowships Given at 2014 Annual Meeting

The Texas State Historical Association announced new Fellows of the Association and distributed $25,000 in prizes to recipients of seven awards and five research fellowships at the Annual Meeting on March 6-8, 2014, in San Antonio.

FELLOWS Elected in 2014
Cary D. Wintz
Donald S. Frazier


Al Lowman Memorial Prize
Ignacio Garcia, When Mexicans Could Play Ball: Basketball, Race, and Identity in San Antonio, 1928-1945

The Mary Jon and J. P. Bryan Leadership in Education Award
Patricia Ritchie and Mary Scheer (two awards)

Liz Carpenter Award
Bruce Glasrud and Merline Pitre, Southern Black Women in the Modern Civil Rights Movement

Kate Broocks Bates Award
Raúl Coronado, A World Not to Come: A History of Latino Writing and Print Culture

Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize
Jason Mellard, Progressive Country: How the 1970s Transformed the Texan in Popular Culture

Ron Tyler Award
Jim Parsons and David Bush, Fair Park Deco: Art and Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition

H. Bailey Carroll Award
Megan Benson, “Railroads, Water Rights, and the Long Reach of W.A. East v. Houston and Texas Central Railroad Company (1904),” from the January 2013 volume of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly


Catarino and Evangelina Hernández Research Fellowship in Latino History
David J. Cameron

Mary M. Hughes Research Fellowship in Texas History
Thomas Kreneck

John H. Jenkins Research Fellowship in Texas History
Brandon Aniol

The Cecilia Steinfeldt Fellowship for Research in the Arts and Material Culture
Charles Lawry

Lawrence T. Jones III Research Fellowship in Civil War Texas History
Matthew Stith


New Webb Society Chapters

The Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society is proud to welcome our two newest chapters from McMurry University and the University of Houston – Main Campus. For more information on how to start a Webb Society chapter at your college or university, contact the Texas State Historical Association at