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#231: ‘Colonel’ Edward House—Part Two: The League of Nations

32 minutes

He was a Texas political insider who went from a power broker in the Governor’s Mansion to serving as special political advisor to President Woodrow Wilson. Along the way he played a critical part in America’s role in the First World War and in the creation of the League of Nations. This week we continue our discussion of the Texas Kingmaker, Col. Edward House.


#230: ‘Colonel’ Edward House—Part One: Texas Kingmaker

27 minutes

He was a Texas political insider who went from a power broker in the Governor’s Mansion to serving as special political advisor to President Woodrow Wilson. Along the way he played a critical part in America’s role in the First World War and in the creation of the League of Nations. This week we talk about the Texas Kingmaker, Col. Edward House.


#229: New Mexico Campaign of 1862

39 minutes

In 1862, the Confederate military launched an ambitious campaign from Texas to lay claim to the lands and riches of New Mexico and Arizona, culminating in disastrous defeat. This week we continue our series digging deeper into the details of Texas in the Civil War.


#228: Fat Men Clubs of Texas

23 minutes

From the 1860s to the 1920s, a strange phenomena took hold across the country and in Texas. Those years were the era when the surest sign of wealth and prosperity in a man was tied to his girth. This week we look at the wild world of the Fat Men’s Clubs of Texas.


#227: CATI Watches: The Legend of Billie Jean

74 minutes

It’s an 80’s teen movie set in Corpus Christi. According to IMDB, A Texas teenager cuts her hair short and becomes an outlaw martyr with her brother and friends. Today Come and Take It watches The Legend of Billie Jean.


#226: Selena Part Two

25 minutes

From her humble beginnings in Lake Jackson, Texas, Selena Quintanilla had risen to the top of the Tejano music scene. At 23 years old, she had several gold records, a budding acting career, and a clothing line sold in her own boutiques. There seemed to be no stopping Selena as she stood on the verge of becoming a household name.


#225: Texas Christmas Traditions

38 minutes

Christmas is a holiday celebrated my many and recognized by most living here in the Lone Star state. Today, we’re discussing some of the the most Texan ways to celebrate the holiday!


#224: Selena Part One

28 minutes

A South Texan girl who couldn’t even speak Spanish rose to unprecedented prominence in the male-dominated world of Tejano music. Her record-breaking rise to fame was compared to musical superstars like Madonna and Elvis, she too was famous enough to be known by a single name: Selena.


#223: Sam Houston and Texas Secession

51 minutes

This week we begin a multi-part series examining in more depth some of the many stories of Texas in the Civil War. First up: the chain of events that led to Texas seceding from the Union.


#222: Arthur ‘Dooley’ Wilson

16 minutes

He was an actor in one of the most notable scenes of cinema of all time, and he’s a Texan to boot! Today we say, Play it again, Sam as we celebrate the life and art of Arthur ‘Dooley’ Wilson.

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