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Reclaiming Texas History, One Home Movie at a Time
The missionary zeal of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Screens Story  February 27, 2009, by Josh Rosenblatt
"..."Film preservation says a lot about how this country looks at media history," says Frick. "When we talk about film history, most people will think of Casablanca or Giant..."

Today's Texas History Lesson
Land office buys more Confederate artefacts.
DAILY News  January 25, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...The General Land Office has acquired a unique piece of Civil War history with the purchase of the private letters of Confederate Army private Dudley Ward of the 2nd Texas Infantry. The 34 handwritten letters, costing $11,000 and paid for with private donations to the Save Texas History Program, were authenticated by GLO archivists..."

Who's Texas?
The story of Texas history says a lot -- about the storytellers
News Story  September 6, 2002, by Lucius Lomax
"...As early as 1996, when the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum -- now bigger than life down on Martin Luther King Boulevard (or, depending on your point of view, "19th Street") -- was still in the conception stage, the decision had already been made to produce a "signature film" to be shown in the museum's IMAX theatre. The first proposal (dated July 2000 and tentatively titled This Land Called Texas) would have required seed money from the Legislature, followed by private donations, and a production that would feature voice-overs by six well-known narrators (Dan Rather, Tish Hinojosa, Lance Armstrong, Sissy Spacek, Chuck Norris or Tommy Lee Jones, and Barry Corbin)..."

Part of the Texas State History Museum Is Closing for Renovation
Time for the Bob Bullock's ship to come in
DAILY Arts  February 16, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...A portion of the Bullock Texas State History Museum's first floor of permanent exhibitions will close Tuesday, Feb. 17, to prepare for a major renovation centered on one of the most significant artifacts in Texas history...."

99 Years of Tracking Texas
Texas State Historical Association's Publishing Division
Books Story  November 15, 1996, by Phil West
"...For many residents in many states, a sense of state history often is left behind when the high school diploma meets the outstretched palm. In Texas, that's different..."

They're History
The Blue Genie boys -- those whimsical artists responsible for the armadillo-festooned entrance to Threadgill's World Headquarters, the guitar gal atop Fran's Hamburgers, and other mini-landmarks around Austin -- have been fun for the people who see them and fun for the people who made them. Making giant panels for the new Texas State History Museum, though, was a bit more than just that.
Arts Story  April 27, 2001, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...There are six enormous panels of reinforced concrete more than halfway up the front face of the new Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North Congress..."

Texas Book Festival 2015: The Mighty 300
Authors for Fest 20 include Lethem, Lemony, Pitts, Diggs, Hart
DAILY Arts  September 4, 2015, by Robert Faires
"...National Public Radio is loaning out two of its news program hosts to talk about their new nonfiction books: Weekend Edition Saturday's Scott Simon, who's penned the memoir Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime; and Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep, who's traveled down the history road to explore Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab...."

Texas Book Festival: First Authors
Margaret Atwood leads the list of 20 authors for the 20th fest
DAILY Arts  July 17, 2015, by Robert Faires
"...That's not to say that Texas won't be well represented. University of Texas history professor and Pulitzer Prize finalist H..."

Things to Do Downtown During the Texas Tribune Festival
Take a break with these hot spots within walking distance of the Capitol
DAILY Chron Events  September 12, 2018, by Shalavé Cawley
"...If being in the capital inspires you to learn more about the Lone Star State, the Bob Bullock Museum (1800 Congress) is the place to go for some Texas history (or to catch a movie on the biggest screen in the state). On a smaller scale is the O..."

Texas Tropes
Is Don Graham Really Texas' Literary Curmudgeon?
Books Story  August 7, 1998, by Clay Smith
"...I like it here, but the idea, you know, of `Texas' bores me. And Don finds my scant knowledge of Texas history amusant to say the least." Maybe it's all gone wrong: If Graham is the latent aesthete, perhaps Berry is the outspoken one...."

Texas Is 'Big, Hot, Cheap and Right'
Erica Grieder's ode to the Lone Star State
DAILY Books  May 1, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...What follows that preface is not a straightforward bullet list or a how-to guide to becoming a functional state, but rather a sprawling investigation of Texas history, statistics and economics, and (because we're in the South, after all) anecdotes, all interlaced to make Grieder's case that Texas may well prove to be a leading light in coming years. It's an easy and accessible read – the author even pokes fun at her own potential weakness as a "product of Texas public schools" – if a bit meandering..."

Texas Volleyball Defeats TCU
Allison reaches 2,000 career assists
DAILY Sports  October 5, 2012, by Carly Yansak
"...Hannah Allison deserves special recognition not only for becoming the 11th player in Texas history to record 2,000 career assists, but also for the multiple, epic ones she provided in this match alone. A moment in the second set proved her achievement well earned when, after a tense back and forth between the teams, she provided an assist to Bell that drove the crowd to their loudest response yet...."

Texas in Bold, Dark Strokes
Artist/Historian Jack Jackson
Books Story  November 15, 1996, by Jesse Sublett
"...Even before returning to Texas, Jackson had begun turning his talents and his inquiring mind to writing the history of his native state -- with a difference. Jackson applied the same spirit of rebellion and freedom that had energized his previous work to telling the untold, true sagas of Texas historical figures Quanah Parker, the last chief of the Comanches (Comanche Moon), a Mexican-American hero of the Texas revolution named Juan N. Seguin (Los Tejanos), and other stories with common threads: historically important figures whom conventional histories had marginalized or conveniently forgotten...."

Grim History
Author traces Texas prison system from its roots in plantation slavery
News Story  August 20, 2010, by Michael King
"...Earlier this year, historian Robert Perkinson published Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire (Henry Holt and Company, 496 pp., $35), in which he traces the history of American prisons through the prism of the "retributive mode" of the Texas system. Perkinson, an associate professor of American studies at the Uni­ver­sity of Hawaii at Manoa, has been studying Texas prisons since the late 1990s, when he wrote his doctoral dissertation on "convict leasing," the privatized, for-profit system that replaced plantation slavery after the Civil War and survived into the 20th century..."

Texas Book Festival Lineup Revealed
Attendees include Junot Díaz, Cheryl Strayed, and... Tony Danza?
DAILY Books  September 12, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...Agent Infiltrates Mexico’s Deadly Crime Cartels) Bruce Aidells (The Great Meat Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Cook Today’s Meat) Ayad Akhtar (America Dervish) Katherine Applegate (The One and Only Ivan)** Gustavo Arellano (Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America) Jami Attenberg (The Middlesteins) Avi (Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution)** Paolo Bacigalupi (The Drowned Cities) Bob Balaban (The Creature From the Seventh Grade)** Rosecrans Baldwin (Paris I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down) Mac Barnett (The Case of the Mistaken Identity)** Annie Barrows (Ivy and Bean: No News Is Good News)** Steven Barthelme (Hush Hush: Stories) Lou Berney (Whiplash River: A Novel) Andrew Blackwell (Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places) Matt Bondurant (The Night Swimmer) Brain Quest (Brain Quest)** H.W. Brands (The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr; The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace) Michael Brick (Saving the School: The True Story of a Principal, a Teacher, a Coach, a Bunch of Kids, and a Year in the Crosshairs of Education Reform) Douglas Brinkley (Cronkite) George Bristol (On Politics and Parks) Peter Brown (Creepy Carrots)** Shana Burg (Laugh with the Moon)** Rachel Kramer Bussel (Z-Rated: Chocolate Flava 3) (contributor) Ken Caillat (Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album) Ina Caro (Paris to the Past: Traveling Through French History by Train) Robert Caro (The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson) Dale Carpenter (Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v..."

Tall Tales and Texas Rising
Fact battles fiction in new History Channel miniseries
Screens Story  May 21, 2015, by Joe O'Connell
"...But he's also got to eat, and suddenly Hollywood came calling. Soon his life was entangled with the History Channel's 10-hour miniseries Texas Rising, a sometimes historical, sometimes quite fictional account of the Lone Star State's battle for independence from Mexico, that premieres May 25...."

Texas Tales
For those of you who are still pondering the eternal question that seems to arise wherever beer and English majors appear together in the Lone Star State, the answer is: Texas does indeed have a separate and distinctive literature, Tom Doyal writes. If you have been arguing the other side of this proposition, the writers and publishers of Texas have issued you a sharp rebuke in their new spring releases.
Books Story  May 25, 2001, by Tom Doyal
"...The new releases include novels (both conventional and experimental), history, anthropology, short story collections, and memoirs -- a veritable feast for the bibliophile...."

La Belle: The Ship That Changed History
PHOTO GALLERY  October 24, 2014
"...This Saturday, October 25, the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum opens "La Belle: The Ship That Changed History" – the story of the excavation of French explorer Robert de LaSalle's fated ship which sank in the inlets of Matagorda Bay in the late 1600s, then was discovered and recovered in the 1990s...."

The Secret History
That a man from San Antonio named Richard Santos has as much to add to the world of Jewish intellectual pursuits as an attorney named Rosen is as fascinating as it should be obvious, David Garza writes after he attended the Texas Jewish Historical Society's 22nd annual gathering. For the first time, perhaps, an entirely constructive revision may be taking place in the history of those we call the "people of the Book."
Books Story  May 11, 2001, by David Garza
"...And yes, his skin is brown. So the reason he's being so ribald with the history of Catholic clerics at the Texas Jewish Historical Society's 22nd annual conference may not be readily obvious..."

July Is Crime Month: 'Texas Servant Girl Murders'
PBS's 'History Detectives' tackle Austin's biggest mystery: the unsolved string of killings in 1885
Arts Story  July 10, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...Enter the History Detectives, the team of scholars, appraisers, and historians whose sleuthing into the provenance of objects from America's past have been entertaining PBS viewers for a decade. In the current season, their series has been reconceived to tackle full-blown mysteries of history in hopes of uncovering some heretofore unknown answer..."

Texas vs. TCU: History Repeating?
Longhorns versus Horned Frogs Super Regional rematch preview
DAILY Sports  June 10, 2010, by Will Eidam
"...They say the next big thing is here That the revolution's near But to me it seems quite clear That it's all just a little bit of history repeating. - Shirley Bassey..."

Literary Lone Stars Ten Best Texas Books
Books Story  February 16, 1996, by Jesse Sublett
"...Frank Dobie (1941). Dobie did more -- far more -- than any other individual to preserve and elevate the status of the folklore, history, and literature of the Southwest..."

Texas Book Festival Announces Full Lineup
From R.L. Stine to Reza Aslan, 225-plus converge on the Capitol
DAILY Books  September 10, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...Ricardo Ainslie, The Fight to Save Juarez: LIfe in the Heart of Mexico's Drug War Holly Aker, Shaun Martin, and Caroline Wallace: Austin Beer: Capital City History on Tap Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell, Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever Jonathan Alter, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies Scott Anderson, Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth Hugh Aynesworth, November 22, 1963: Witness to History Dan Balz, Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America Deni Béchard, Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral A..."

The Czech Republic of Texas
The story behind the iconic photo and the iconic bakery that's in it
DAILY Emergency  April 18, 2013, by Kate X Messer
"...But what set the photograph alight on Facebook and possibly into the annals of history is the recognizable "CZ" visible on the wall of the building to the right...."

'Texas Baseball' Marred by Errors
Book chronicling state baseball history drops the ball
DAILY Sports  June 15, 2012, by Russ Espinoza
"...Texas Baseball: A Lone Star Diamond History From Town Teams to the Big Leagues (The History Press) imparts a highly enlightening history that should be essential reading for nativist Texan seam-heads and their baseball-loving brood. Despite its mild prose and feel of a hurried treatment, Coppedge’s chronicle is most engrossing when illuminating the ancient and esoteric: like Jackie Robinson’s Austin ties, the rise and fall of the semi-pros, and the genesis of the Texas League, for instance..."

The Hottest Race in Texas
The David Fisher-Todd Staples Senate Contest in East Texas Will Decide the Fate of the State Senate -- and the U.S. House
News Story  October 27, 2000, by Michael King
"...With all this at stake, the Fisher-Staples race has become so important to the two major parties that they and their high-dollar supporters are pouring unprecedented amounts of money into the campaign, making it almost certainly the most expensive state Senate campaign in U.S. history..."

Texas Book Festival 2017: The Full List
Dan Rather, Jeffrey Eugenides, the Bush sisters, and 291 more
DAILY Arts  September 12, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...Morgan Babst – The Floating World Rosecrans Baldwin – The Last Kid Left Robert Jackson Bennett – City of Miracles Olga Campos Benz – It's News to Me Christopher Brown – Tropic of Kansas Julie Buntin – Marlena C. Robert Cargill – Sea of Rust Jessie Chaffee – Florence in Ecstasy Dan Chaon – Ill Will Zing Clemmons – What We Lose: A Novel Patty Yumi Cottrell – Sorry to Disrupt the Peace Elizabeth Crane – Turf Jeffrey Cranor & Joseph Fink – It Devours! Elizabeth Crook – The Which Way Tree Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney – The Nest Nicky Drayden – The Prey of Gods Jennifer Egan – Manhattan Beach Owen Egerton – Hollow Nathan Englander – Dinner at the Center of the Earth Jeffrey Eugenides – Fresh Complaint Emily Fridlund – Catapult: Stories and History of Wolves Cristina Garcia – Here in Berlin Sarah Rafael Garcia – SanTana's Fairy Tales Meg Gardiner – Unsub Ryan Gattis – Safe Tom Gauld – Baking with Kafka Nelson George – To Funk and Die in L.A. Manuel Gonzales – The Regional Office Is Under Attack! Christine Granados – Fight Like a Man Daryl Gregory – Spoonbenders Amelia Grey – Isadora Gabe Habash – Stephen Florida Daniel Handler – All the Dirty Parts Rodrigo Hasbún – Affections Laden Hubbard – The Talented Ribkins Lindsay Hunter – Eat Only When You're Hungry Jack Jemc – The Grip of It Rachel Kadish – The Weight of Ink Christina Baker Kline – A Piece of the World Lisa Ko – The Leavers Nicole Krauss – Forest Dark Min Jin Lee – Pachinko Melissa Lenhardt – Sawbones Jardine Libaire – White Fur Attica Locke – Bluebird, Bluebird Fiona Maazel – A Little More Human Simeon Marsalis – As Lie Is to Grin Claire Messud – The Burning Girl Mary Miller – Always Happy Hour Tim Murphy – Christodora Alissa Nutting – Made for Love Deji Bryce Olukotun – After the Flare Jorge Cepeda Patterson – Milena Natasha Pulley – The Bedlam Stacks Alisha Rai – Hate to Want You Jan Reid – Sins of the Younger Sons K Arsenault Rivera – The Tiger's Daughter Emily Robbins – A Word For Love Rakesh Satyal – No One Can Pronounce My Name Cat Sebastian – Ruin of a Rake Jessica Shattuck – The Women in the Castle Karen Shepard – Kiss Me Someone Mia Sosa – Acting on Impulse Bradley Spinelli – The Painted Gun Adam Sternbergh – The Blinds Jonny Sun – Everyone's an Aliebn When Ur an Aliebn Too Paco Ignacio Taibo II – Four Hands and Pancho Villa Takes Zacatecas Gabriel Tallent – My Absolute Darling Sherry Thomas – A Study in Scarlet Women and Conspiracy in Belgravia Amita Trasi – The Color of Our Sky Deb Olin Unferth – Wait Till You See Me Dance: Stories Weike Wang – Chemistry Amanda Eyre Ward – The Nearness of You Stephanie Powell Watts – No One Is Coming to Save Us..."

Paul Qui to Receive Texas Honors
Alamo gala honors Texas notables
DAILY Food  May 18, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Greg Abbott and Land Commissioner George P. Bush will be joined at the party by the producers and many cast members of Texas Rising, a new series about the emergence of the Republic of Texas and the founding of the Texas Rangers from History...."

Walk Across Texas
Remembering Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, the first white Texan.
Columns  March 30, 2001, by Michael Ventura
"...Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was born in 1490 and died in 1557. Today's media enshrine the cliché that our era has seen the greatest change in human history, but judge for yourself whether or not the changes in Cabeza de Vaca's lifetime were equally transformative:..."

Esther's Follies: The Laughs, the Gossip, and the Story Behind Texas' Most Celebrated Comedy Troupe
In his history of Esther's Follies, author Jesse Sublett follows the flow of four decades of frivolity
Arts Story  November 30, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...Seen that way, the challenge that Jesse Sublett (author of 1960s Austin Gangsters and Grave Digger Blues, among others, and a longtime Chronicle contributor) faced in penning a history of Esther's was on the scale of the Lone Star State: How does one capture 40 years of performances and performers, comedy onstage and drama off, in one book? His answer, as is apparent in Esther's Follies: The Laughs, the Gossip, and the Story Behind Texas' Most Celebrated Comedy Troupe, was: Talk to a lot of people who were there (and in some cases still are) and cram in as many photos as you can. Threaded through the heavily researched narrative that Sublett himself provides is an oral history from people who have been affiliated with the Follies – cast members, writers, technicians, support staff, artists – and assorted real estate types, pols, chefs, and other locals whose paths crossed that of Follies founders Michael Shelton and Shannon Sedwick over the years..."

Campus Hacks: Texas State University
Learn the (Texas) state of all things university with these hacks
DAILY Chronolog  August 23, 2017, by May Olvera


National Law Group Ditches Texas Over Lege’s Anti-LGBTQ Hate
American Assoc. of Law Libraries bans TX because of discrimination
DAILY News  July 14, 2017, by Mary Tuma


Marriage Equality Comes to Texas
But is it here to stay?
News Story  February 26, 2015, by Mary Tuma
"...Bryant recalls her younger daughter's concern with missing history class for the 9am ceremony. "I told her, if this happens, you'll be making history," she said..."

Texas Baseball Flashes Sideways
Surprising similarities between 'Lost' and UT baseball
DAILY Sports  June 8, 2010, by Will Eidam
"...As a devoted Lost nerd, I will try to be as minimally dorky as possible while I explain this device so that all of you who didn’t watch the greatest drama on network television ever can follow along. A Lost history lesson and Texas baseball commentary (I promise) after the jump …..."

The Texas Gamut
Titles From Texas
Books Story  May 15, 1998
"...But such a broad criteria (if followed) would represent a monumental task since most, if not all, Latin American photographers are influenced by their cultural backgrounds. Watriss claims that the selection of photographs is not intended to be a formal history nor comprehensive survey of Latin American photographers..."

Day Trips: Whiteside Museum of Natural History, Seymour
Ancient history comes alive near where the bones were found
Columns  March 2, 2017, by Gerald McLeod
"...Whiteside Museum of Natural History in Seymour may have the most famous collection of bones and fossils that you've never heard of...."

Mayor's Roundtable Benefits Austin History Center
Luncheon named for Angelina Eberly
DAILY Music  January 31, 2012, by Margaret Moser
"...1, is the Angelina Eberly Luncheon at the Driskill Hotel, 11am. Reservations are still available at $125, with proceeds benefiting the Austin History Center...."

Texas Rangers
Call it Dude, Where's My Horse?. This photogenic Western is more ambitious than the usual strenuously middling genre fare from Dimension Films, Miramax's youth-oriented production arm, but it's not likely...
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Film Review  December 7, 2001, by Marrit Ingman
"...Much care has been taken with the action sequences, which are exciting and handsomely filmed, if perhaps too violent for young audiences. Yet the real saga is the movie's twisted history; it warmed the vault for two years before sneaking into theatres...."

Texas Book Festival 2018: The Full List
Lineup includes Cecile Richards, Julián Castro, + 280 more
DAILY Arts  August 29, 2018, by Robert Faires
"...Shapiro – The Collector's Apprentice Natalia Sylvester – Everyone Knows You Go Home Bilal Tanweer – The Scatter Here Is Too Great Adrian Todd Zuniga – Collision Theory Luis Alberto Urrea – The House of Broken Angels Laura van den Berg – The Third Hotel Raymond A. Villareal – A People's History of the Vampire Uprising Willy Vlautin – Don't Skip Out on Me Scott von Doviak – Charlesgate Confidential Esmé Weijun Wang – The Border of Paradise Martha Wells – Exit Strategy: The Murderbot Diaries Nick White – Sweet and Low: Stories Reavis Z..."

Day Trips & Beyond: Texas Springs Under Threat
Visit these five watering holes while you can
DAILY Travel  April 20, 2017, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...The cautionary tale here is that the second largest springs west of the Mississippi River were described by European explorers as a fountain shooting several feet above the surface of the lake. In the last 300 years the flow has been reduced to a gurgle, although it has never completely stopped flowing in recorded history – yet...."

Texas Book Festival 2016: The Full List
TBF hosts Don DeLillo, Thomas Dolby, Emma Cline, 277 more
DAILY Arts  September 15, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...Gonzales, Raza Rising: Chicanos in North Texas Norma Cantu, Entre Guadalupe y Malinche Rosemary Catacalos, Entre Guadalupe y Malinche Ines Hernandez-Avil, Entre Guadalupe y Malinche Carmen Tafolla, Entre Guadalupe y Malinche Andrea Valdez, How to Be a Texan Alberto Gonzales, True Faith and Allegiance Reyna Grande, The Distance Between Us, Young Readers Edition Emmy Perez, With the River on Our Face Orlando Ricardo Menes, Heresies Ire'ne Lara Silva, Blood Sugar Canto Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen Stephen Graham Jones, Mongrels Okey Ndibe, Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American Priyamvada Natarajan, Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos Katie Chase, Man and Wife Gayle Forman, Leave Me Justin Cronin, The City of Mirrors John Pipkin, The Blind Astronomer's Daughter Marisa Silver, Little Nothing Eimear McBride, The Lesser Bohemians Ben Katchor, Cheap Novelties Robin MacArthur, Half Wild Jennifer Haigh, Heat and Light T.C. Boyle, The Terranauts Mark Frost, The Secret History of Twin Peaks Kelly Luce, Pull Me Under Bill Loehfelm, Let the Devil Out Leila Meacham, Titans Noah Hawley, Before the Fall Max Porter, Grief Is the Thing With Feathers Robert Olen Butler, Perfume River Robin Wasserman, Girls on Fire Francine Prose, Mister Monkey Stacey Berg, Dissension Amy Gentry, Good as Gone Amy Stewart, Lady Cop Makes Trouble Stephen Harrigan, A Friend of Mr..."

'It All Leads Back to Texas'
Robert Bryce on the Texas-Washington-international crony network
News Story  June 18, 2004, by Michael King
"...Former Chronicle reporter Robert Bryce's new book, Cronies, recounts "the long history of cronyism that has bound the Texas energy business to the Texas political system and the way that tradition has now been transferred to Washington, D.C." In this week's issue, we publish a chapter from the new book under the title, "The Military-Petroleum Complex." News editor Michael King spoke to Bryce about his new book, about Pipe Dreams, his earlier book on the fall of Enron, and his argument that Texas money and Texas politics now dominate the national agenda and drive much of U.S. foreign policy..."

Dr Pepper, Texas
What makes the Dr Pepper in Dublin, Texas, so much better than that made anywhere else?
Features Story  August 24, 2001, by David Lynch
"...When the band found out that a U.S. soft drink company had rights to the name, they changed the "Dr." to "Sgt.," and the rest is history..."

The Texas Accent
Texas Writers Month in Its Fifth Year
Books Story  April 24, 1998, by Clay Smith
"..."We wanted it to take a life of its own, really. It's kind of like Black History Month; there's not an office you call for Black History Month, not one that I know of anyway." Consequently, Texas Writers Month organizers depend on one centralizing source that reminds the public and the institutions planning author events that May is indeed Texas Writers Month..."

Texas Tiki Week Returns With an All-Star Cast and Tropical Spirit
The annual event is back with the best bits of tiki craft and history
Food Story  September 6, 2018, by Tom Thornton
"...Which brings us to Texas Tiki Week. Austin's nonprofit USBG (United States Bartenders Guild) has held the annual event since 2012 to help both cocktail enthusiasts and their working membership learn (and sample) the best bits of tiki craft and history..."

The Texas Whiskey Festival Is This Saturday
Inaugural event fills the Texas State History Museum with good spirits
DAILY Food  March 27, 2018, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...These days, you don’t have to go outside Texas to get great whiskey. And this Saturday, you don’t have to go outside Austin – or even beyond the welcoming space of the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum – to get many of the great whiskeys that the Lone Star State has to offer...."

Texas Book Festival 2014: The Full Party List
Among the 275 authors: Oates, Ellroy, Mosley, Lear, Dean
DAILY Books  September 11, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...Fans of music criticism, take note: The mighty, mighty Greil Marcus, who charted the secret history of the 20th century in Lipstick Traces, will be here doing the same with rock in his new book, The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs. And since we're talking criticism, note that perpetually perceptive powerhouse art critic Dave Hickey will return to his onetime home city to discuss his new essay collection, Pirates and Farmers: Essays on Taste...."

Texas State’s History in the Making
Fill Bobcat stadium and get the bowl game – starting Saturday
DAILY Sports  November 22, 2013, by Joe O'Connell
"...The Texas State football team’s website urges: “We must pack Bobcat Stadium. History in the Making! Don’t miss it!”..."

Texas Outlasts West Virginia In Overtime
Horns hang on to best Mountaineers 47-40
DAILY Sports  November 11, 2013, by Garrett C. Callahan
"...Texas’ trip to Morgantown marked the first time in school history the team travelled north to the Mountain State. There, the Longhorns were met with the challenge of not only the cold weather, but also the fact that Milan Puskar Stadium is one of the toughest places to play in the nation..."

Texas Music Roadtrip
Bob Bullock Museum maps the Lone Star State's musical byways
DAILY Music  August 6, 2012, by Margaret Moser
"...The Texas Music Roadtrip, that is. All it costs is getting to the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and admission, a bargain by any count...."

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