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Happy Birthday Vernon Dalhart

On April 6, 1883, Marion G. Slaughter was born in Jefferson, Texas.
February 22, 2019

DeGeneres Got Her Comedic Start in the Upper East Side of Texas

Once named the Funniest Person in America, Ellen DeGeneres says it was during her years living in Atlanta, Texas, that she realized she might be funny, and that inspiration took her well beyond her dreams.
December 25, 2018

Early Drawings of American Cities Include Many from Texas

The famed American cartographer T.M. Fowler produced 411 hand-drawn two-dimensional panoramic images of cities throughout the U.S. -- 13 of Texas cities. His creations depicting Texas cities include Wolfe City (Hunt County), Honey Grove (Fannin), Greenville (Hunt), Denison (Grayson), and Ladonia (Fannin).
December 16, 2018

Fredonia (and Nacogdoches) Set the Stage for Texas' Independence

Fredonia was a geographical experiment that pre-dated and even caused the split between Mexico and what would become the Republic of Texas.
December 15, 2018

Music of Greenville's Millard Inspires Audiences

The award-winning singer/songwriter's biggest hit -- "I Can Only Imagine" -- was also a blockbuster hit movie of the same name in 2018.
November 30, 2018

The Unmistakable Voice of Linda Davis

This Carthage, Texas, native has won numerous awards and appeared with some of the top country music artists, including Garth Brooks, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Kenny Rogers.
November 24, 2018

Lee Harvey Oswald's Other Victim Became a Texas Hometown Hero

On November 22, 1963, the day JFK's fateful motorcade journeyed through the Dallas streets, Tippit was on routine patrol as a Dallas police officer. Within an hour of the president's assassination, Tippit's chance encounter with the alleged assassin cost him his life -- but also helped narrow the search that eventually led to the arrest of the key suspect, Lee Harvey Oswald.
November 21, 2018

Stallings Led the Way for County Extension Services

As a result of Stallings' success, there are 250 Texas-based and 2,900 national county extension offices.
November 12, 2018

Texarkana's Gift to R&B Music History

Otis Williams is founder and the last surviving member of the original R&B group that racked up numerous hits and sold several million albums.
October 30, 2018

Jamie Foxx Captivates Audiences as Little John

Coming this November, Jamie Foxx captivates audiences in his newest film, starring as the renowned character Little John, sidekick to Taron Egerton’s role as Robin Hood.
October 24, 2018

From Dallas to Super Stardom — Usher

Usher has sold 23.8 million albums and 38.2 million digital songs in the U.S. He has sold 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has won eight Billboard Music Awards and eight Grammy Awards.
October 8, 2018

Watson Part of Legacy of Good Country Music from Texas

The depth of emotion in his singing, his brilliant phrasing, his jaw-dropping range and the power in the lyrics he chooses are all factors in the awe that Gene Watson inspires in both fans and his country music peers.
October 7, 2018