From the 1860s to the 1920s, a strange phenomena took hold across the country and in Texas. Those years were the era when the surest sign of wealth and prosperity in a man was tied to his girth. This week we look at the wild world of the Fat Men’s Clubs of Texas.
It’s an 80’s teen movie set in Corpus Christi. According to IMDB, A Texas teenager cuts her hair short and becomes an outlaw martyr with her brother and friends. Today Come and Take It watches The Legend of Billie Jean.
From her humble beginnings in Lake Jackson, Texas, Selena Quintanilla had risen to the top of the Tejano music scene. At 23 years old, she had several gold records, a budding acting career, and a clothing line sold in her own boutiques. There seemed to be no stopping Selena as she stood on the verge of becoming a household name.
Christmas is a holiday celebrated my many and recognized by most living here in the Lone Star state. Today, we’re discussing some of the the most Texan ways to celebrate the holiday!
A South Texan girl who couldn’t even speak Spanish rose to unprecedented prominence in the male-dominated world of Tejano music. Her record-breaking rise to fame was compared to musical superstars like Madonna and Elvis, she too was famous enough to be known by a single name: Selena.
This week we begin a multi-part series examining in more depth some of the many stories of Texas in the Civil War. First up: the chain of events that led to Texas seceding from the Union.
He was an actor in one of the most notable scenes of cinema of all time, and he’s a Texan to boot! Today we say, Play it again, Sam as we celebrate the life and art of Arthur ‘Dooley’ Wilson.
If you’re going to play one of the most important tennis matches in history, I guess you better do it in Texas! Today we are discussing the world famous tennis match known as the battle of the sexes.
There were no turkeys, pumpkin pies, or Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving celebrated in Texas. In fact, it occurred over 20 years before any Englishman set foot on Plymouth Rock. This week we look at the remarkable story of America’s REAL first Thanksgiving!
In the early 1830s, a Quaker abolitionist attempted to establish in the Mexican territory of Texas a most remarkable experiment: a colony for freed slaves. This week we talk about Benjamin Lundy and his Texas Freedmen Colony.