Category Archives : Texas


Texas Academics

R.J.Q. Adams (born 1943), professor of British history at Texas A&M University Theodore Albrecht (born 1945), music historian, educator Sara Alpern (born 1942), professor of women’s history at Texas A&M Terry H. Anderson (born 1946), professor of history at Texas A&M University B W Aston (1936–2010), historian, professor Eugene C. Barker (1874–1956), premier historian of Texas; Barker History Center on UT campus […]

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Texas Journalists

Jeff Abbott (born 1963), mystery novelist Susan Wittig Albert (born 1940), mystery writer Sybil Leonard Armes (1914–2007), author, poet, musician Karle Wilson Baker (1878–1960), poet, author Wendy Barker (born 1942), poet, educator Neal Barrett, Jr. (born 1929), science fiction-fantasy writer Barbara Barrie (born 1931), author of children’s books Rick Bass (born 1958), writer, environmentalist Raymond Benson (born 1955), novelist Sarah Bird (born 1949), novelist, screenwriter, […]


Monday Texas Trivia

The term “maverick” is derived from the name Samuel A. Maverick (1803-1870), an early Texas lawyer and pioneer.b The bowie knife is named after the Alamo hero Jim Bowie (1796-1836). His brother, Rezin, designed the hefty weapon.c It is still a hanging offense in Texas to steal cattle or to put graffiti on someone else’s […]

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More OBSCURE Texas Facts…

Here are some little known, very interesting facts about Texas: 1. Beaumont to El Paso: 742 miles2. Beaumont to Chicago: 770 miles 3. El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas 4. World’s first rodeo was in Pecos, July 4, 1883. 5. The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built over water. Destroyed […]


Texas Facts and Trivia 2

1) Texas is famously nicknamed as the Lone Star State. 2) The Alamo is situated in San Antonio, Texas. It is regarded as the birthplace of the freedom of Texas and it is also the most famous historical place in the state. This is the place where Texas supporters were defeated by Santa Anna, the […]

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