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#262: Five Years

31 minutes

It’s been a long road, Faithful Listeners. Since the beginning, we’ve gone through our own personal changes and shared hundreds of stories about the great state of Texas and what it means to us. Today we’re taking a look back at five years of Come and Take It, a talk show about Texas by Texans.


#261: The Heartbreak Kid: Shawn Michaels

46 minutes

He was a San Antonio Air Force kid who had a professional wrestling career that spanned three decades. Along the way he earned a reputation for being both the best and most difficult performer in the business, along with the title ‘Mr. Wrestlemania’. Today we’re talking about the ‘show stopper, the icon, the Heartbreak Kid himself’, Shawn Michaels.


#260: Salty Texas: Grand Saline

30 minutes

Salt is one of the most important minerals on earth. We need it in our bodies to survive, and it helps make food taste good. Throughout history, salt has been a source of status, conflict, and and wealth that drives commerce. Texas is fortunate enough to have major deposits of pure salt that have made it one of the largest suppliers in the United States of this precious commodity. Today we’re focusing on one of the most prominent suppliers of salt in the world, Grand Saline.


#259: Best of Year Two: Santa Anna Part 1

36 minutes

This week we take a look back at one of our early episodes from the second year of the show, one of our favorites that really shows an alternate view to some of our most beloved history. No man dominated the political life of the first decades of Mexico's existence like Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. But from his earliest days as a Spanish soldier to the field of San Jacinto, Santa Anna's glory was tied to Texas as much as it was to Mexico. Today we look at the early life and rise to power of the infamous Santa Anna, the Napoleon of the West.


#258: Red Adair

25 minutes

He was the king of the Hellfighters, a fearless battler of the most dangerous kind of fire ever known, oil well fires. This week we look at the life of the great Red Adair.


#257: Texas Tornados: Part Three

32 minutes

They’re one of the most terrifying weather phenomena there is, able to strike with little warning practically anywhere, and they bring destruction and mayhem in their wake. This week we talk about some of the most terrible tornados in Texas history.


#256: Texas Tornados: Part Two

24 minutes

They’re one of the most terrifying weather phenomena there is, able to strike with little warning practically anywhere, and they bring destruction and mayhem in their wake. This week we talk about some of the most terrible tornados in Texas history.


#255: Texas Tornados: Part One

24 minutes

They’re one of the most terrifying weather phenomena there is, able to strike with little warning practically anywhere, and they bring destruction and mayhem in their wake. This week we talk about some of the most terrible tornados in Texas history.


#254: Best of Year One: The Legends of Texas Wrasslin’

20 minutes

This week we take a look back at one of our early episodes from the first year of the show. The wild and woolly history of professional wrestling in Texas, from Wild Bull Curry and the Funks to the Von Erichs and Stone Cold Steve Austin. We examine the facinating legacy of the wrestlers and promotions of the Lone Star State.


#253: Murder of Irene Garza

22 minutes

It was the coldest of cases, but 56 years after the brutal murder of a popular South Texas teacher and former beauty queen, justice was finally served. Today, it’s a cold case edition of Come and Take It, the murder of Irene Garza.

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