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The story of the Santa Rita No. 1 is a lesson on dreams coming true because of tenacity and not giving up. The Permian Basin discovery marked the beginning of the West Texas oil boom. Because the well was on univerisity land, both UT and A and M have financially benefitted from royalties sine 1923. Cynthia Jordan visits children throughout the state of Texas, telling the Santa Rita story with music and song. For you...
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...
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