Author Wes Altom

Texas Treasures
0 Texas Treasures: Fort Concho

Before there was the city of San Angelo, there was Fort Concho. In fact, the city was initially called Santa Angela and sprang up across the Concho River in the shadow of the fort’s protection. During its 22-year existence…

Texas Treasures
0 Texas Treasures: Moody Gardens

If you have never been to Moody Gardens, or you haven’t been lately, you are missing out! Moody Gardens, which opened in 1986, is a tourist destination with a golf course and hotel in Galveston, Texas. The public, non-profit educational destination…

Get Away
0 Gotta Get Away? Destin-ation

If the often muddy waters of Galveston don’t light your fire, consider a trip to Destin, a panhandle city on Florida’s Emerald Coast—aptly named, because Destin is known for white sands and emerald waters. The unique sand comes from the Appalachian Mountains, and is…

Just for Fun
0 Just for Fun: ‘Cue It Up!

Summertime is here, and that means outdoor food and fun! We asked for some of your best grilling and barbecuing tips and tricks, and we are pleased to share!

Get Away
1 Gotta Get Away? Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

Just a short distance from the lights, noise, and nightlife that is Las Vegas is a lesser known, but valued national treasure. Take time away from the Strip for a short drive and visit, and you will hit the “jackpot” in appreciating a different kind of life—nature at its best. Red Rock Canyon is located…

Texas Treasures
1 Texas Treasures: SHSU Ring Ceremony

When Sam Houston joined the U.S. Army in 1813, his mother Elizabeth Houston understood her son’s decision. She called Sam to her side and handed him a musket saying, “Never disgrace it—for remember, I had rather all my sons should fill one honorable grave, than one of them should turn his back to save his life.” She told him to always remember…

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