The Great Texas Land Rush is on! The Texas Almanac offers the unprecedented opportunity to stake a claim to your own part of Texas. Adopt-A-Town or Adopt-A-County to put a special name on a special place. Adoptions make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, corporate gifts, or any occasion. They can be adopted in honor of or in memory of people, groups and organizations. Read more...
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.”
The 2014 Texas Independence Relay will be held March 29 -30, 2014.
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.
Image of triumphant Team TSHA 2013 at San Jacinto.
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
AWARDS AND PRIZES
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
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
Mary M. Hughes Research Fellowship in Texas History
John H. Jenkins Research Fellowship in Texas History
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new Texas Almanac 2014-2015 is here!
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- An article on Texas art and artists written by prominent collector J.P. Bryan
- Sketches of eight historic ranches of Texas by Texana writer Mike Cox
- An overview of Major League Baseball teams in Texas
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View the Texas Almanac 2014-2015 Press Release by editor Elizabeth C. Alvarez.