Ep. 18: Texas Towns: Texana

In the first of a new series on Texas Towns we take a look at the town of Texana, once a booming Texas port city, now claimed by the water she once commanded.

The monument in the Brackenridge family cemetery

The monument in the Brackenridge family cemetery

Augustus Allen cursed Texana after his purchase attempt failed

Augustus Allen cursed Texana after his purchase attempt failed

The Brackenridge family

The Brackenridge family

The courthouse in Edna

The courthouse in Edna

John S. Menefee grave

John S. Menefee grave

The Texana Church

The Texana Church

Marker for old Texana

Marker for old Texana

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10 comments on “Ep. 18: Texas Towns: Texana

  1. Donald R. Curry says:

    On the towns, I would look at Hereford, the “Town without a Toothache”.

    1. judgekenwise says:

      I have put it on the list! Thanks for listening and be sure to like and share us on Facebook and twitter at @wiseabouttexas!

  2. Paul DeVerter says:

    I think I t would be very helpful if you would include a map or two, showing the locations you talk about. For example, a map showing where Tecana was located, particularly as to its relationship to Edna, Victoria. and the railroad.
    Enjoy your history reports.

    1. judgekenwise says:

      I will keep that in mind, thank you! Here’s a link to the site of Texana: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lake+Texana+Park+and+Campground/@28.9449815,-96.5697904,13z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xcbcd643a03993826!8m2!3d28.9540807!4d-96.5472937

      Thanks for listening and please share the show with your friends.

  3. David Whitaker says:

    Thank you for your study, research podcast about Texana. Growing up near Houston we were made
    familiar w/ Indianola but unaware of Texana. Will definitely go there and check out what remains.
    Thanks again,
    David Whitaker

  4. James Hayes says:

    I listened to your lecture on Texanna last night and found it interesting. I am a somewhat student of Texas History and found Lone Star by Fuerenbach to be one of the best sources. I must call to your attention that the word labor is a spanish measurement for a square tract of land containing 177.1 acres. The word is pronounced not labor as in working but rather lábor. If you go to Spanishdict you can find the correct way to pronounc

    1. James Hayes says:

      Sorry, it seems that my keyboard cut off the balance of my comment. A

    2. judgekenwise says:

      You are absolutely correct and I usually put my Spanish pronunciation disclaimer in the episode but forgot this time! Thank you very much for listening and please share the show with your friends!

  5. Wayne smith says:

    WONDERFUL, PLEASE PLEASE DON’T GO OFF AND LEAVE WITHOUT LEAVING THIS WONDERFUL PROGRAM TO THE WORLD AND ESPECIALLY TO NATIVE BORN TEXANS..MY BEST WISHES ALWAYS.

  6. Dan REIDY says:

    Fantastic Judge, thanks for the lernin!

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