Texas Natural History -We're excited to announce that Lockhart State Park is the official home of the State Jackalope Herd. After decades of careful conservation, we're ready to share these symbols of Texas heritage with the public.
These iconic creatures have been carefully preserved, with genetic links identical to the jackalope first encountered by early settlers. Historic Lockhart State Park was chosen to serve as the initial home for the herd due to its ideal ecosystem and proximity to biologists in Austin.
Eventually, the agency hopes to expand the project, by placing additional stock in other parks around the state. The Jackalope Herd joins the list of other state herds managed by Texas State Parks, including the State Bison Herd and State Longhorn Herd. ... See MoreSee Less
That’s right Spoetzl Brewery, Shiner, TexasMost Texans today know Shiner for Shiner beer. For more than a century, these production facilities have turned out Czech and German-style beers, which today are some of Texas’ best-known exports.
Kosmos Spoetzl, an immigrant from Bavaria who’d become a braumeister—or master brewer—took over the brewery in 1915, bringing to it a professionalism that was lacking before. His kegs were tapped in every saloon in Texas right up through Prohibition, when the brewery made and sold a non-alcoholic “Near Beer.”
Today, the brewery boasts that every bottle of the beer is made in Shiner, population 2,069. Every year, 6 million cases of Shiner are shipped to all 50 states, bringing the German-Texan brewing tradition to the masses.
April 2nd Facebook live tour of Carnton Plantation, the location of Gen Hiram Granbury and Gen Patrick Cleburne demise at the Battle of Franklin. Confederate Command was Gen John Bell HoodJoin us on Thursday, April 2 at 11 am (CT) for a special Facebook live event! Eric A. Jacobson, the CEO of the Battle of Franklin Trust, will lead a 45-60 minute tour of Carnton and take your questions. These are obviously extraordinary times and we are going to offer something fun and educational for you and your family, but also a chance for those of you who have never visited Carnton to see it and in a way never done!! ... See MoreSee Less