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List of Texas state symbols. Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. Italian Culture in Texas. The Texan Italian Stories 5 episode doc series was created to preserve, celebrate and promote the culture of the Italians in Central Texas.

Italian Culture in Texas

Texas Without Syrian and Lebanese Refugees Would Not Be Texas. More specifically, Houston might be not be a world-class medical center, Austin might not be the Live Music Capital of the World, and the Aggies might not have that recent Heisman Trophy-winning alum.

Texas Without Syrian and Lebanese Refugees Would Not Be Texas

Governor Greg Abbott insists he has the power to bar Syrian refugees from settling in Texas. History of San Antonio. San Antonio Express-News. Book illustrates San Antonio when plazas, saloons ruled - The Downtown Blog. 30 years ago, San Antonio covered in snow. The Migration Project: Oral Histories Of San Antonio African-Americans. "The Migration Project" moderated by Bill Lewis, for the Renaissance Guild.

The Migration Project: Oral Histories Of San Antonio African-Americans

"The Migration Project" is a three-year initiative of The Renaissance Guild, a local black theater. It is the theatrical exploration of the historical and cultural identity of African-Americans, and by extension America. The issues generated by mass migration in the United States and in Europe have taken on a complex and often divisive urgency in recent years. 1005 Faces San Antonio from Stella Haus Films on Vimeo. San Antonio’s forgotten ranchera star. Freedom Riders. Forces of Character: A conversation with Gregg Popovich. Excerpted from Forces of Character: Conversations about Building a Life of Impact by Chad Hennings and Jon Finkel.

Forces of Character: A conversation with Gregg Popovich

Book can be purchased online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBooks. To me, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich represents the quintessential model of continued excellence. He’s been at the helm of the Spurs for almost twenty years, and in that time he’s won five NBA championships and three Coach of the Year awards. What’s even more impressive, and what is most pertinent to this book, is that San Antonio has built a reputation as an organization known for its high character. In fact, if you do a Google search for the words “Spurs” and “character” you get more than three million hits. On a personal level, I know Coach through the Air Force Academy, where we both attended.

Gregg Popovich: Sometimes when I hear people talk about character I think it’s a little too general of a term. GP: When I’m interviewing a kid to draft I’m looking for specific things. The 'Black and Tan Fantasy' of San Antonio's Keyhole Club. Click to enlarge General Photograph Collections 107-0095, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special collections Nat King Cole and Duke Ellington It started with a picture.

The 'Black and Tan Fantasy' of San Antonio's Keyhole Club

Five Songs about San Antonio, Texas. Click through the slideshow to see the songs that shout out the... Photo-photo.69042. Destination SoundtrackDestination Soundtrack. Discover the very best songs about San Antonio, Texas.

Destination SoundtrackDestination Soundtrack

Whether you’re traveling there tomorrow or simply dreaming of a margarita on the Riverwalk, we have your back. From Bob Wills to The Doobie Brothers, from Willie Nelson to Lyle Lovett, from Patsy Cline to Emmylou Harris, we’ve gathered the very best songs about San Antonio, Texas in one place. Start with our top ten songs about San Antonio, and then explore by genre – including American and Italian standards, pop, rock, hip hop, alternative, jazz and even a country tune.

Our Lady of the Lake University - Miss Fiesta: A rich legacy of OLLU winners. On March 15, 1961, 12 young women vying for the title of Miss Fiesta were introduced to a large and enthusiastic Municipal Auditorium crowd, a gathering comprised primarily of college students.

Our Lady of the Lake University - Miss Fiesta: A rich legacy of OLLU winners

The audience cast secret ballots for their favorite contestant from which four finalists emerged. Debunking Texas Exceptionalism - Pacific Standard. "Clearly, population grows more quickly in places where work is rewarded and the price on that work is kept low.

Debunking Texas Exceptionalism - Pacific Standard

" Clearly. "The extremely high cost of living has an obvious cause and an obvious conservative solution. " Without clear recovery policy, Texas struggles to overcome flooding disaster - DecodeDC Story. WASHINGTON, D.C. - For four years, Texas lawmakers watched as reservoirs dried up and the state plunged deeper into a water shortage brought on by the most severe drought in its history.

Without clear recovery policy, Texas struggles to overcome flooding disaster - DecodeDC Story

It seemed then completely counterintuitive that Texas would ever need to worry about flooding. Yet that’s exactly what’s happened. Massive flooding in the past few weeks has led Gov. Greg Abbott to declare 37 counties disaster areas. With swelling populations and known flood zones, solid policy is key to disaster recovery – but in states such as Texas and Oklahoma, flooding policy is largely absent. For states with booming urban areas, poor flood planning and ineffective policy can be particularly disastrous. Each of the states’ legislatures has passed some sort of precaution that helps with not only the cost of flood insurance, but effective evacuation, response and rebuilding. California passed a bill in March that would allocate $660 million to new flood-control projects.

Photos show South Texas internment camp during WWII. San Antonio writer Jan Jarboe Russell, shown in her Olmos Park living room, spent five years researching and writing her new book “The Train to Crystal City,” about a secret WWII prisoner exchange program at a South Texas family internment camp.

Photos show South Texas internment camp during WWII

Photo: Spencer Selvidge /For The San Antonio Express-News American-born, German schoolchildren at the Crystal City Enemy Detention Facility in the 1940s. Photo: Courtesy Photo. McKinney, Texas — The Message. Texas officials: Schools should teach that slavery was ‘side issue’ to Civil War. Five million public school students in Texas will begin using new social studies textbooks this fall based on state academic standards that barely address racial segregation.

The state’s guidelines for teaching American history also do not mention the Ku Klux Klan or Jim Crow laws. And when it comes to the Civil War, children are supposed to learn that the conflict was caused by “sectionalism, states’ rights and slavery” — written deliberately in that order to telegraph slavery’s secondary role in driving the conflict, according to some members of the state board of education. Why Is The LGBT Movement Struggling To Uphold A Simple Law In Houston.