Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.
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He was an engineer, a pioneer, an inventor, a businessman, and a leader. He came to Texas to help found what became Texas Instruments. He played a central role in shaping the city’s reaction to the Kennedy assasination, and was called upon by the people of Dallas to fill a civic role as mayor. His years as mayor would help heal the wounds caused on that fateful November day and transform Dallas into a modern cosmopolitan city. Today we discuss J. Erik Jonnson, visionary and architect of the Plan for Dallas.
Before we begin… What’s your favorite stretch of country road in Texas?
A tribute to Mr. Jonsson by Texas Instruments shortly after his death.
You can read parts of the Plan for Dallas through this article from the Dallas Observer.
The J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award was named in honor of Mr. Jonsson, and is given to individuals who epitomize the spirit of moral leadership and public virtue.
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