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#205: Houston Astros Part Two: The 80s

23 minutes

The 1970s closed out with a great season for the Houston Astros in 1979. They finished only one-and-a-half games behind the pennant-winning Reds, and ended the decade on the brink of greatness. Would the Astros finally get over that hump and become the dominant team they’d come close to becoming since the 1960s? Let’s find out.

#204: The Mysterious Death of Bobby Fuller

23 minutes

He was a visionary rock n roller from West Texas, the self-style King of El Paso Rock, who rocketed to the top of the charts in 1966. But his tragic and mysterious death prevented him from living up to his full potential. This week we look at the mysterious death of Texas rock legend Bobby Fuller.

#203: Lake Travis

20 minutes

When our minds turn to summer in Texas, we think of hot days, cold drinks, and a refreshing place to dunk your head and enjoy the wonderful waterways and swimming holes of the Lone Star State. One of our favorite places is the beautiful—and hard-working— Lake Travis.

#202: Dan Blocker

16 minutes

He was a west Texas school teacher who moved to Hollywood and became the beloved co-star of one of the longest running TV Westerns of all time. This week we talk about Bonanza’s Hoss Cartwright, Dan Blocker.

#201: Katherine Stinson

12 minutes

She was the Amelia Earhart of Texas and a pioneer in aviation history! Today we discuss the life and times of Aviatrix Katherine Stinson.

#200: A Come and Take It Bicentennial

28 minutes

This week is our 200th episode, and to celebrate we’re going to talk around the campfire about some odds and ends and things we love about Texas, and some of our favorite things about this show. Sit back and enjoy a Come and Take It Bicentennial!

#199: Lydia Mendoza: La Alondra de la Frontera

17 minutes

She was the known as La Alondra de la Frontera and La Gloria de Texas, the first superstar who paved the way for generations of Tejano musicians and fans. This week we look at the remarkable life and music of Lydia Mendoza.

#198: OSR

17 minutes

El Camino Royale, the King’s Road, the Old Spanish Trail, or the Old San Antonio Road. While it has many names, this classic road has a glorious history into the past of Texas. Today we’re talking about the OSR.

#197: Powers Boothe

23 minutes

Jim Jones. Curly Bill. Cy Tolliver. Iconic roles for an iconic actor. Today we’re looking back on the life and career of beloved native Texan actor Powers Boothe.

#196: Peggy Hull

17 minutes

Pioneering journalist Peggy Hull came to Texas in 1916 to break the glass ceiling and become Americas first female war correspondent.

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