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Christmas Under the 6 Flags of Texas

  The oldest holiday celebrated in Texas is Christmas.   As Texas grew under the six flags each nation brought their own customs and traditions for celebrating Christmas.  You would be hard pressed to name another holiday that enjoys as many … Continue reading

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Busiest Travel Day of the Year

In 1992 I moved back to Austin. I wasn’t there a couple of weeks before I was given a job offer back in the media from Metro Traffic Networks. The network provided traffic reports for all most all of the … Continue reading

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In Memory of Charlie Yates, A Real Texan

It is with great sadness that I tell you of the passing of my friend, Charlie Yates unexpectedly left the chains of this earth this past week.  When I had a question about Texas, I could count on him to … Continue reading

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Against All Odds

It’s April again. In Texas that means bluebonnets and San Jacinto Day. Today is the 180th anniversary of that momentous event. The Battle of San Jacinto is one of those stories that almost sounds made up. It is an improbable … Continue reading

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Against All Odds

It’s April again. In Texas that means bluebonnets and San Jacinto Day. Today is the 179th anniversary of that momentous event. The Battle of San Jacinto is one of those stories that almost sounds made up. It is an improbable … Continue reading

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An Improbable Day That Created a Country

178 years ago today Texas was born. I thought I would share an article I wrote a few years ago for a magazine. I have updated it to reflect today. I love history, I am passionate about Texas. I cannot … Continue reading

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Ah, Texas.

As we celebrate what my friend, LeeRoy Garrett, calls “The High Holy Days of Texas” it is a time to reflect on Texas and what it means to each of us.  I was asked recently why Texans have so much … Continue reading

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