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New life for old dance halls

Austin County hosting “Remember When” Community Dances Out with the new and in with the old These country dance halls have stories to be told, The same songs will be sung And the...
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Community works to restore legendary Turnverein Sitting atop a hill overlooking the Central Texas town of Bellville, Turnverein Pavilion has been a local landmark since the end...
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NINETY YEARS OF SWEET

Jefferson’s Blackburn’s Syrup has become a staple on breakfast tables across the south. The family-owned company thrives after a chance encounter in the 1920s began a Texas...
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Texas’ Original Sport

From its roots grounded in the Texas cattle industry, rodeo was born as a test of skills for cowboys and cowgirls Rodeo was born in Texas — it had to be. Any not acknowledging...
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BERCLAIR MANSION

Structure was once largest of its kind in the United States. A few miles southwest of Goliad in the community of Berclair sits a structure seemingly out of place on the plains of...
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New life for old dance halls

Austin County hosting “Remember When” Community Dances Out with the new and in with the old These country dance halls have stories to be told, The same songs will be sung And the old will again be young, Many miles have been danced already And the beat is still strong...

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Bellville Icon

Community works to restore legendary Turnverein Sitting atop a hill overlooking the Central Texas town of Bellville, Turnverein Pavilion has been a local landmark since the end of the 19th century. It served the needs of the German settlers of the area who needed a...

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NINETY YEARS OF SWEET

Jefferson’s Blackburn’s Syrup has become a staple on breakfast tables across the south. The family-owned company thrives after a chance encounter in the 1920s began a Texas tradition. A chance encounter more than 90 years ago helped begin a legendary Texas business....

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Texas’ Original Sport

From its roots grounded in the Texas cattle industry, rodeo was born as a test of skills for cowboys and cowgirls Rodeo was born in Texas — it had to be. Any not acknowledging that while still living within the vast borders of the Lone Star State should get out now,...

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BERCLAIR MANSION

Structure was once largest of its kind in the United States. A few miles southwest of Goliad in the community of Berclair sits a structure seemingly out of place on the plains of South Texas — the Berclair Mansion. A 75-year-old widow built the mansion in 1936. Etta...

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