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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...
William Barret Travis and James Butler Bonham were born in what is now Saluda County. These two men fought and died at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. We will look back to their South Carolina roots and see how they found themselves becoming heroic defenders of the Alamo.Bonham and Travis both practiced law and made stops in Alabama prior to arriving to Texas. Travis found himself in joint command of The Alamo in...
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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