The Texas Poison Lady

Luci Zahray may not have much of an online presence, but she is the go-to expert for mystery writers wanting to take out fictional characters. Resources: When Your Mystery Needs a Good Murder, Call the Poison Lady (thedailybeast.com) The Poison Lady in Gatesville Doles Out Deadly Advice – Texas Monthly When Your Mystery Needs a…

The Leaning Tower of Dallas

In 2020, a planned demolition’s failure ended up making a leaning building the most popular spot in town. ResourceS: Leaning Tower of Dallas – Wikipedia Remembering the ‘Leaning Tower of Dallas’ 2 years later | wfaa.com Hughes Family Tribute Center – Posts | Facebook ‘Leaning Tower of Dallas’ Finally Falls – The New York Times…

The Rhinory

There’s a winery in Texas Hill Country that is so much more than wine. They also help save rhinos. Resources: Our story | Rhinory Rhinory (Fredericksburg) – All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (tripadvisor.com) Texas city has a winery with a rhino (kxan.com)

The Devil’s Backbone

Between Wemberly and Blanco lies a stretch of road with an iconic name and more than its share of ghostly apparitions. Resources: The Devil’s Backbone: The Most Haunted Stretch of Texas Highway (texashillcountry.com) Fear Factor – Texas Monthly Devil’s Backbone Tavern (devilsbackbonetavern.com)

The Houston Ice Box Murders

A grisly discovery in 1965 remains one of Houston’s strangest unsolved murders. Resources: Why The Ice Box Murders Remain Terrifying After 50 Years (allthatsinteresting.com) The Chilling Tale of the Icebox Murders | Houstonia Magazine The Ice Box Murders.com The Ice Box Murders by Hugh and Martha Gardenier Ice Box Murders | True Crime Tales (truecrimetalestx.com)

That Time a Roman Bust Ended Up at a Texas Good Will

Thrifting sometimes leads to the discovery of treasures, but no one was expecting to find a 2,000-year-old Roman Statue at the Goodwill. Resources: https://www.expressnews.com/lifestyle/article/roman-bust-texas-goodwill-san-antonio-museum-17147409.php https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Missing-Roman-bust-Texas-goodwill-sculpture-17148302.php https://www.newsweek.com/texas-woman-buys-priceless-roman-bust-goodwill-store-1703705 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-roman-sculpture-bought-goodwill-texas-germany-wwii/ https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/roman-bust-goodwill-finds-17151098.php

The Intense Love of Frenchy McCormick

Frenchy McCormick’s devotion has become a Texas legend. Resources: TSHA | McCormick, Frenchy (tshaonline.org) Old Tascosa and Frenchy McCormick | Lifestyles | moorenews.com Elizabeth “Frenchy” McCormick (1852-1941) – Find a Grave Memorial Frenchy McCormick Archives – Petticoats & Pistols (petticoatsandpistols.com) Frenchie’s Tree – TxHTC