How sweet it is: See the historic Dr Pepper mansion up for rent in Texas
Were you born a Dr Pepper fan by default? Is Dr Pepper your bubbly beverage of choice? Color yourself a carbonated beverage buff? Does a visit to the Dr Pepper Museum rank high on your Texas bucket list? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we’ve found you the perfect weekend getaway -- A stunning, 135-year-old Waco home built by one of the men who introduced Dr Pepper to the world is now a rental up for grabs on Airbnb.
Theses mysterious tales reveal the history of Halloween in Texas
HOUSTON – With Halloween around the corner, here is a snapshot of how Halloween arrived in Texas. West Texas' glowing lightsThere is a old tale of glowing lights in the sky in West Texas, according to KVUE. As history has it, people can view the light sighting late at night on US-90 between Alpine and Marfa. The house was built in 1893 for Civil War veteran George Littlefield and his wife Alice Littlefield, according to Curbed. The Victorian home is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Alice, who roams the property and nearby dormitories.
Historical panel votes to keep Cenotaph in Alamo Plaza
AUSTIN, Texas – A state historical review panel voted overwhelmingly Tuesday against relocating a monument to the 200 Alamo defenders killed by the Mexican army in 1836. The Texas Historical Commission voted on Tuesday 12-2 to reject a proposal by the city of San Antonio to repair and relocate the Alamo Cenotaph that has stood since 1939 in Alamo Plaza. Planners of a $450 million Alamo renovation project had wanted to move it about 500 feet to the south. Dan Patrick spoke out forcefully against the proposal, saying it would “erase history.”The 58-foot-tall marble slab has been a focal feature of Alamo Plaza in downtown San Antonio since 1939. The Alamo Defender Descendants Association is fighting to keep the Cenotaph within the area once surrounded by the Alamo’s walls.