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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The old testament has a verse, ‘And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land.’ Today we’re talking about the almost biblical SEVEN years of drought that consumed Texas from 1950 to 1957.
1983 is one of the high-water marks in American cinema history. But in mid-April 1983 history was changed forever when Chuck Norris kick-punched his way into our young hearts. Crossbows, shoguns, spinning heel kicks, and warm Pearl beer. This week—with special returning guest Stephen Guerra from the Beyond the Big Screen podcast—we examine one of the great works of Texas cinema.
He was a Texan soldier who became a trailblazer in the development of the Alaska territory. Later he led American troops in their intervention into the Russian Civil War.
From taciturn champ to loveable pitchman, this native Texan’s career included a break so long, it was longer than most people’s careers. This week we bring you part two of the life of Texas boxing legend George Foreman.
From taciturn champ to loveable pitchman, this native Texan’s career included a break so long, it was longer than most people’s careers. Today we’re talking about a Texas boxing legend.