senior couple enjoying a train ride

Texas Train Rides

When I was a kid, I had framed pictures of trains in my room for years, without ever realizing or questioning why. As I grew up, I ventured to replacing the steam engines and locomotives with pictures of athletes I idolized and sports cars I would never own. It was only as an adult that…

example of Texas in 1950s

Texas 1950 vs. Today

If you’re a Texan turning 65 this year, that means you were born in 1950 and grew up in two of the most significant and well-remembered decades in American history: the 1950s, full of prosperity and post-World War II American expansionism, and the 1960s, the turbulent decade that saw anti-war protests, Woodstock, civil rights, and…