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List of Texas state symbols. The following is a list of symbols of the U.S. state of Texas. Pledge to the Texas flag A pledge of allegiance to the Texas flag was established in 1933. Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.[5] Ships Four ships of the United States Navy and one in the Confederate States Navy have borne the name Texas: Texas Tech University :: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. Italian Culture in Texas | Documentaries. The Texan Italian Stories 5 episode doc series was created to preserve, celebrate and promote the culture of the Italians in Central Texas. Using CIT (Communication Infractructure Theory) as its theoretical foundation, the process of creating the series also has helped in bringing members from the Italian community of Texas together, forming a bridge among individuals and the Italian NGO's in Texas.

ITAL is honored to have this series presented under the Auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Houston. The Texan Italian Stories. 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. Governor Greg Abbott insists he has the power to bar Syrian refugees from settling in Texas. While that contention is debatable—as is the legality of his threat to cut funding to non-profit faith-based resettlement agencies that bring Syrians to Texas—we’ll let the courts and the lawyers fight that one out. For now, let’s imagine that Abbott’s predecessors, beginning in the late nineteenth and continuing through much of the twentieth century, had exercised that power he claims to wield and barred refugees of Syrian / Lebanese origin, many of them then, just like today, fearing persecution and sectarian violence.

(And yes, most but not all of the people behind these developments came from what we know of today as Lebanon, but that country did not exist as a free republic until 1943. History of San Antonio. 150 Years | San Antonio Express-News. Book illustrates San Antonio when plazas, saloons ruled - The Downtown Blog. Frank Hardesty / photographer >gallery_thumbnails_show|downtown-667-post-42356-g22716|downtown-667-post-42356-g22716|0 Frank Hardesty / photographer gallery_thumbnails_show|downtown-667-post-42356-g22716|downtown-667-post-42356-g22716|0 gallery_overlay_open|downtown-667-post-42356-g22716|downtown-667-post-42356-g22716|0 gallery_overlay_open_thumbs|downtown-667-post-42356-g22716|downtown-667-post-42356-g22716|0 Vegetable and food vendors populate Military Plaza.

Vegetable and food vendors populate Military Plaza. People, perhaps tourists, pose for this picture at Military Plaza. People, perhaps tourists, pose for this picture at Military Plaza....Photo courtesy of Robin Stanford. Henry A. A potato vendor at Military Plaza. Potato vendor displays his goods in baskets. Potato vendor displays his goods in baskets.

A vegetable vendor displays produce on a blanket in this photo labeled "Military Plaza at 6 a.m. A vegetable vendor displays produce on a blanket in this photo labeled... " S.E. 30 years ago, San Antonio covered in snow. The Migration Project: Oral Histories Of San Antonio African-Americans | Texas Public Radio. "The Migration Project" moderated by Bill Lewis, for the Renaissance Guild. "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. It is the intent of the Migration Project to discover clues that may illuminate and expand our understanding of the current migratory impulses that are redefining who we are as a nation.

In the above audio, William Lewis, Artistic Director of The Renaissance Guild, is joined by Sam Scott Jr., Anthony Hargrove, and Dr. 1005 Faces San Antonio from Stella Haus Films on Vimeo. San Antonio’s forgotten ranchera star. Freedom Riders | SA Express-News. Forces of Character: A conversation with Gregg Popovich | HoopsHype. Excerpted from Forces of Character: Conversations about Building a Life of Impact by Chad Hennings and Jon Finkel. 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. I like that. The 'Black and Tan Fantasy' of San Antonio's Keyhole Club | Music Etc. | San Antonio Current.

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. Not a remarkable one at that, just a crowd of old-timey-looking men stuffed behind a table. Of course, two of those men are unequivocal jazz legends. The first, standing third to the right in those killer lapels, is Duke Ellington, arguably America's greatest composer and bandleader.

The second, perched down at the end of the table and appearing to stare back up at Duke, is Nat King Cole, who remains one of the most recognizable voices in jazz and beyond. The shot, taken from the UTSA Digital Archives, dates from November of 1955. It had been three years since Duke last came through San Antonio, bringing in his Orchestra for a "One night engagement at the Club Seven Oaks off Austin Highway. " I asked famed local jazz musician Jim Cullum Jr. to help fill in the blanks a bit more about the photo. Click image. Five Songs about San Antonio, Texas. Click through the slideshow to see the songs that shout out the... Photo-photo.69042. The Very Best Songs about San Antonio, Texas | Destination SoundtrackDestination Soundtrack | Top songs about your favorite cities & places. Discover the very best songs about San Antonio, Texas. 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. There’s even a song about a Vespa. You’ll find all the best songs about San Antonio, Texas right here. Want more of the best songs about San Antonio, Texas? 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. The audience cast secret ballots for their favorite contestant from which four finalists emerged. A panel of judges then selected the winner. The next day, above a black and white photo of the final four, each wearing a crown, a headline stripped across the San Antonio Light read: “Our Lady of the Lake Girl Chosen Miss Fiesta ‘61.”

Janelle Mayeux, a junior English major, won the title over runners-up from Trinity University, Incarnate Word College and San Antonio College. The Light reported her victory came amid an eruption of sound. Mayeux, the newspaper wrote in an non-bylined story, was “crowned Miss Fiesta of 1961 before a squealing, cheering, bell-ringing audience.” “I was really surprised and very. very happy,” Mayeux Ellis recalls. Other Miss Fiesta alumni: Nancy Cicchese Davis (1949)

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. " Clearly. "The extremely high cost of living has an obvious cause and an obvious conservative solution. " Obviously. Texas is clearly exceptional.

"It isn't 'possible,' it's 'probable' that Houston will grow to be the country's third largest city," said Dowell Myers, a demographer at University of Southern California. ...... Chicago is dying. The Texas migration miracle isn't as advertised. The bulk of economic activity occurs within the Texas Triangle. Between 2013 and 2014, Harris County added more people than any other county in the country. Dallas County houses Dallas, Texas, the city. Jim Russell, a geographer studying the relationship between migration and economic development, writes regularly for Pacific Standard.

Advertisement — Continue reading below. 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. 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. North Carolina, Florida and California all have multiple spots on Forbes’ 2015 fastest-growing cities list, but people flocking to cities such as West Palm Beach or Raleigh can rest easy.

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. 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 American-born, German schoolchildren at the Crystal City Enemy... The north facade of the Crystal City Enemy Detention Center in the ’40s. The north facade of the Crystal City Enemy Detention Center in the... German “enemy aliens” had a beer garden at the Crystal City Enemy Detention Facility in the ’40s. Photo: Courtesy Photos German “enemy aliens” had a beer garden at the Crystal City... Children play at the Crystal City Enemy Detention Center in 1944. An aerial view of the Crystal City Enemy Detention Center in the ’40s. Photos show South Texas internment camp during WWII. McKinney, Texas — The Message. McKinney, Texas in Black & White There is no plaza in front of the McKinney Police Department — just a crisscross of concrete sidewalks and trampled monkey grass — and it was here, our feet unsteady, that we stood that night.

Many voices were returned by the glass and brick facade and the many sounds were one great sound. Not a wall but a mountain range, not a roar but so many peaks and valleys — chants — shouts — silent sign bearers — and one man talking to me the way a man might talk to a nurse at the ER, his eyes slowly welling up with tears: “This is a child! He went on: “What is the issue? McKinney, Texas: the trends here, on paper, the reverse of Ferguson: the population almost tripling in the last 15 years, the demographics — 75% white, 10% black, and 20% Hispanic — reflecting the more prosperous communities in Texas, with a median family income of $72,000.

The next morning, bikers rolled in to hold their own rally. “I’m here to bring peace between these two parties here. 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. Slavery was a “side issue to the Civil War,” said Pat Hardy, a Republican board member, when the board adopted the standards in 2010.

“There would be those who would say the reason for the Civil War was over slavery. “It’s the obvious question, it seems to me. [Their campaign for student government was a joke, but they’re serious about removing campus Confederate statues at the University of Texas] James W. Why Is The LGBT Movement Struggling To Uphold A Simple Law In Houston.