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EP. 117: A Murder in the Capitol

There has been one, and only one, assassination of a Texas state official and it happened in 1903. It...

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EP 116: I Heard it on the X, Part 2

Dr. John Brinkley had figured out how to beat the system and built the most powerful radio station in...

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EP. 115: I Heard it on the X, Part 1

Dr. John Brinkley claimed to have the miracle operation for male “rejuvenation.” Dr. John Brinkley was also a quack...

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Ep. 114: Winging it in Big Bend

In the 1920s, U.S. military aviation was in its early stages. New uses for air power were discovered frequently....

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Ep. 113: The Travis County Dog Wars

Shortly after the civil war, Appalachia came to Austin.  Known as the cedar choppers, migrants from the mountains moved...

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EP. 112: A Texas mother- Mary Christian Burleson

What is it about Texas mothers? They are tough, smart, and resourceful. Nothing phases a Texas mom, they can...

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EP. 111: The Easter Fires of Fredericksburg

Every Easter Eve, the hill country around Fredericksburg comes alive with huge bonfires. Some say this tradition came from...

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EP. 110: A Goliad Survivor?

March 27, 1836 was Palm Sunday, a holy day. But the Mexican dictator Santa Anna didn’t care, he was...

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Ep 109: Alamo Defenders- Dr. Amos Pollard

Dr. Amos Pollard was a Massachusetts yankee seeking a new start and prosperity in Texas. He dared the Mexican...

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Ep. 108: Alamo Defenders- Toribio Losoya

The Alamo defenders were heroes, but not everyone gets top billing. Hear the stories of some of the defenders...

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Ep. 107: Texans You Should Know- Anna Mebus Martin

She arrived from Germany with very little, not even speaking English. She braved indian attacks, frontier outlaws and a...

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Ep. 106: A Lea Family Tragedy

The Lea family were patriots.  Father Albert Lea was born in Tennessee and served in the Army after graduating...

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EP. 105: The Indian Trial Part 3: The Trial

The trial of the century would be held in the old sandstone courthouse in Jacksboro. Finally, justice would be...

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BONUS EPISODE: Villa de Austin

The Texas Historical Commission is creating the opportunity to step back in time and visit the capital of Austin’s...

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Ep. 105 The Indian Trial Part 2: The Raid

General Sherman toured northern Texas to see just how bad the Indian raiding was. He had his doubts. What...

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EP. 105: The Indian Trial Part 1: People, Places, and Policy

The western frontier of Texas moved backwards during the Civil War. Indian raids pushed the settlers toward safer ground....

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Ep. 104: The Great Pearl Rush

Freshwater pearls have always been valuable finds, but one man found one in 1909 that was said to be...

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EP. 103: A Fair Likeness?

In the early 1920’s, the City of Houston was building what would come to be known as Hermann Park....

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BONUS EPISODE: The Juneteenth Legacy Project with Sam Collins III

Galveston native Sam Collins III had a vision to bring Texas history and the Juneteenth story to its home...

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Ep. 102: Juneteenth and the Celebration of Freedom

On June 19, 1865, union general Gordon Granger landed in Galveston and issued some general orders. His General Order...

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