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Big Ike Moves To North Texas

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Blank expression. Pale complexion. 16-foot tall cement head that looks a little like Lex Luthor, a little like Colonel Kurtz from Apocalypse Now. Of course… it’s Dwight Eisenhower!

Pancho Villa Is Gone, His Finger Lives On

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Pancho Villa, notorious Mexican bandit and revolutionary, died in a hail of gunfire in 1923. According to legend, his corpse was later dug up and dismembered, with his body parts going to relic collectors in the U.S. and Pancho Villa fans in Mexico.

He’s Got An Eight-Track Mind

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Record store owner and music producer Bucks Burnett has finally realized his long-held dream of finding a permanent home for America’s one and only Eight-Track Museum. This cleverly curated tribute to the portable-yet-bulky musical format (rendered obsolete in the 1970’s by that upstart cassette tape!) opened on Christmas Day in the Deep Ellum arts district […]

From the Fossil Record: Who Was a Little Snot?

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Inside Joe Taylor’s Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum — unique on its own merits — is a room that Joe called “a fossil billboard art museum.”

Texas Unveils German POW Museum

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

During World War II, Texas was home to more than 70 POW camps with over 50,000 prisoners. One out of every ten of those POWs was behind barbed wire at Camp Hearne, a small prisoner-city in an otherwise empty part of the state.

A Higher Power (Line) Challenges Latest Giant Cross

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

After years of legal battles with its future neighbors, America’s latest giant freeway cross has soared heavenward, along I-10 north of Kerrville, Texas.

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