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#249: Alan Bean

34 minutes

He was was a Texas boy who became a Navy test pilot and found everlasting fame as the fourth astronaut to walk on the moon.


#248: CATI Watches: Walker, Texas Ranger S1E1

22 minutes

Walker. Texas. Ranger. In 1993, a television event like no other premiered across America. Chuck Norris’ family-friendly Texas Ranger show kick-punched it’s way into our collective hearts. Today we watch Season 1 Episode 1 of Walker Texas Ranger: One Riot, One Ranger.


#247: Randall ‘Tex’ Cobb

22 minutes

He was famed as a punishment taking brawler and as a tough guy character actor. This week we look at the legend of Randall ‘Tex’ Cobb.


#246: Texas Overland Expedition

36 minutes

This week we present another installment in our series with Professor James Early of San Jacinto College, in which we’re taking a closer look at some of the many stories of Texas in the Civil War. Today we’re talking Texas Overland Expedition, an effort by Union forces to invade Texas and restore the Lone Star State to the Union.


#245: Eugene & Margaret McDermott

29 minutes

Proponents of technology, engineering, sciences, medicine, education, and the arts, for eight decades the McDermott family made a profound mark on the city of Dallas and the state of Texas. This week we honor the life and legacy of Eugene and Margaret McDermott.


#244: Odds and Ends 2018

32 minutes

This week we take a few moments to discuss listener feedback, follow up on some stories, and look at some interesting Texas history tidbits that don’t quite fill up a whole show. It’s time for another edition of Odds and Ends.


#243: The Original Texas Giant: Henry Clay Thruston

23 minutes

He was a 7-foot-7 in giant who fought in the Civil War and spent the last decades of his life in northeast Texas. This week we look at the original Texas Giant, Henry Clay Thruston.


#242: Carol Burnett

33 minutes

One of the most recognizable and influential comedians of all time, her Tarzan yell, and ear-pulling secret message to her beloved grandmother have become a part of America’s psyche. Today we’re talking about San Antonio native Carol Burnett.


#241: Carswell Field

28 minutes

Since 1941, this giant manufacturing plant in Fort Worth has produced some of the most powerful aircraft in the United States Air Force, directly from the assembly line to the flight line of the air base next door. This week we talk about the history of Carswell Field and Air Force Plant Number 4.


#240: Bonham

26 minutes

A Southern lawyer from South Carolina who became a hero of the Alamo. A small north Texas town with roots going back to the mid-1800s that became the birthplace of some of the most famous (and infamous) Texans. A prime example of Depression-era WPA and Civilian Conservation Corps construction. These all have one thing in common: the name Bonham.

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