Photo Essays

How to Fool a Racist Mob: Lesson One

In 1956, LIFE photographer Joe Scherschel was in Texas, covering the struggle of two black teenagers trying to integrate Texarkana Junior College. Hundreds of...

Texas Flood

Thousands are homeless as Tropical Storm Allison ravages the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast

Angora: The Goat That Keeps On Giving

There’s something quietly audacious about sending one of the world’s finest photographers — in the midst of a world war — to document the lives of goats. But...

Welcome to Crawford, Texas, 2009

After eight years as the antiwar movement's epicenter, George W. Bush's home away from home slowly returns to normal Photographs by Misty Keasler for TIME

Last Meals on Death Row, Texas

Photographer Mat Collishaw recreates the menus requested by men condemned to die; after killer Russell Brewer -- executed September 21, 2011 -- requested ten...

Gunning for White-Winged Doves, 1961

For millions of Americans, fall means one thing: hunting season. Sure, there are school openings and pumpkins to be carved and, for much of the nation,...