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Texas Entertainment News was created by media producer Fred Miller in 1996. Hosted by Tom McConnell and Leisa Hart (of Total Fitness "Buns of Steel" fame), its goal was to provide a weekly look into entertainment production and events throughout Texas. Airing on Sunday nights at 10:30pm, it was anchored at WFFA in Dallas and carried by 15 affiliates statewide. In addition to the television broadcast, TEN had an...
Houston Arts and Media is dedicated to creating innovative ways of teaching children and adults about history, science, literature and the world. The Ham Slice of History is one of many tools we have created to make learning a little local history easy and entertaining. This You Tube Channel features a selection of the Houston Arts and Media's video collection.
Lyndon Johnson was the first president to appoint an African American to the Supreme Court when, on June 13, 1967, Johnson named Thurgood Marshall, the great-grandson of a slave, to sit on the highest court in the land. Lyndon Johnson exploited his mastery of the legislative process to shepherd a collection of progressive programs, rivaling those of New Deal, through Congress with astounding success. However,...
The U.S. Congress votes to annex Texas. Mexico, which has never recognized Texas as an independent republic, protests this action, and its Minister to the U.S., Juan Almonte, breaks off diplomatic relations with the United States.
After a failed diplomatic mission, U.S. President Polk orders American troops to cross the Nueces River into disputed territory along the border of Texas and Mexico. This further inflames the conflict between the U.S. and Mexico
After Santa Annas forces rout the Texans at the Alamo and Goliad, Sam Houstons army defeats the Mexicans at the Battle of San Jacinto. Later, the Texans and the Americans will regard this as the birth of the independent republic of Texas, but Mexico will continue to claim Texas as its territory.
Mexico opens up Texas to American immigrants, leading to a flood of new English-speaking settlers in the territory. Later, these Americans will be led by Sam Houston into a revolt against Mexico and President Antonio Lopéz de Santa Anna.
Calvert Nevaquaya plays traditional Comanche flute music.
Many of the ranching terms used today are derived from Spanish, Mexican and indigenous words. These words come from the animals and tack of the cowboy trade, along with cultural items such as food and clothing. Below are common words or phrases, along with audio clips illustrating correct pronunciation.
They had a Dream Too: Young Leaders of the Civil Rights Movementis an 11th and 12th grade curriculum project. This project was produced by the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) and made possible by a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. They Had a Dream Too: Young Leaders of the Civil Rights Movementconsists of a 28 minute film highlighting the achievement of a few of the thousands of young...
Willie Nelson reading William B. Travis' "Victory or Death" Letter (To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World) wrote at the Alamo, The link will take you to Grooveshark. You should be able to stream the audio file for free, or you have to option to purchase the recording. It comes from Willie Nelsons album, Texas in my soul (Track 7).
The Tejano Voices Project focuses on one hundred seventy six oral history interviews with Tejano and Tejana leaders from across the state conducted by Dr. Jose; Angel Gutiearrez, associate professor of political science at the University of Texas at Arlington. These interviews were conducted in 1992-2006, and emphasize the personal stories and struggles of the interviewees, many of whom are the first individuals of...
In this video, The First Lady Anita Perry talks about the Texas Governor's Mansion, including the history of the mansion, the contents of the mansion, former Governor's who lived intheMansion, and ends with the arson of the mansion and the resoration efforts that have been put in place to repare the home.
Podcast: Once separated from Mexico, political issues in the United States kept Texas from becoming a state, forcing it to govern itself as an independent republic. Additionally, many in Texas wanted the new country to expand to the Pacific Ocean and become a rival to the United States. Sam Houston maneuvered Texas into statehood and went on to serve as one of its first two U.S. senators, and later its governor.
Podcast: Renowned expert Jeff Dunn discusses the Texas Revolution and the battles that took place during March and April of 1836. Where did these battles take place? How did these battles unfold? And most importantly, how did they turn out? Featured paintings are by noted Texas artists Charles Shaw, Lee Jamison, and Lajos Marcos.
Podcast: What are some of the differences between a democracy and a dictatorship? How did these ideas influence the development of our country? Of Texas? Dr. Susannah Ural discusses these forms of government with your host, Ed Blackburn.
Podcast: Sam Houston was a man known for making decisions based upon strong principles. He was severely criticized for being unwilling to compromise those principles, but standing up to peer pressure and doing the right thing served him well in the long run.
It is a simple question: Why do we care about Sam Houston today? This is a collection of answers that many of our subject matter experts gave. (Sam Houston IV, Dr. Mike Campbell, Dr. Frank de la Teja, Sen. John Cornyn, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Dr. Gregg Cantrell, James Haley, and Gov. Rick Perry)
Dr. Mike Campbell comments on Houstons orders with respect to the Alamo, and James Haley discusses Houstons battle strategy during the Texas Armys long retreat during the Runaway Scrape.
Dr. Campbell and James Haley discuss Houstons decision to spare Santa Annas life after San Jacinto and comment on his character and temperament.
Dr. Frank de la Teja explains the tensions in newly independent Mexico and the subsequent causes of political unrest in Texas. The clips conclude with a personal reflection of Gov. Ann Richards.
Sen. Hutchison, Dr. Cantrell, Dr. de la Teja, and Gov. Richards comment on the settlement of early Texas with respect to Stephen F. Austin and the empressario system, the political situation in Mexico and increasing tensions in Texas, and the Tejano participation in the Texas Revolution.
Showcasing films from 1900 to 2002, the Texas Film Sampler offers a curated overview designed to illustrate the eclectic nature of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) collection.These materials underscore TAMI’s goal in championing the value of regional voices in constructing Texas history. Additionally, this selection illustrates the serious need for greater attention to the care and management...
This collection features footage of Speakers of the Texas House of Representatives from the 1940s to 1960s.
In conjunction with the Rio Grande Institute, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image presents the first step towards an online list of feature films depicting the US-Mexico frontier. This project lays the groundwork for further work on identifying, preserving and creating greater access to moving images dealing with the unique borderland along the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo river boundary. The filmography supplements and...