Texas State Aquarium – Houston, Texas

In 1969, the Junior League of Corpus Christi and the local Junior Chamber of Commerce got together to form  the Gulf Coast Zoological and Botanical Society with the intention of building an aquarium. The organization changed its name in 1978 and then again in 1986 to the Texas State Aquarium Association. Working throughout the years to promote the idea, the group opened its first exhibit in the summer of 1990. Although the Texas State...

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Texas State Capital – Austin, Texas

Texas State Capital It was back in 1839 when five mounted scouts rode across the Republic of Texas, looking for the perfect spot for a new capital city.  On the north bank of the Colorado River, in a central location, was a little settlement of four families called Waterloo. In September of 1839, fifty ox-drawn wagons hauled all the official furniture and records up from Houston and established the new capital called Austin among...

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Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Established as the Manned Spacecraft Center in 1961, the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (the Center) was named in honor of the late President. It is the primary facility charged design, development, and operation of human space flight in the United States. For nearly fifty years now, the Center can claim world-wide leadership in human space flight operations for NASA. Beginning in 1963, Gemini IV was the first flight controlled from...

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The Alamo

Built as Mission San Antonio de Valero, the landmark now known as The Alamo in downtown San Antonio was the first of five Spanish colonial missions that were established in San Antonio in the early 1700s. The goal was to Christianize and educate Native Americans. As was customary, a fort was built to protect mission activities, and the accompanying fort was named San Antonio de Bexar. In 1718, the Spanish Viceroy of Mexico authorized...

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50 Most Famous People from Texas
Feb22

50 Most Famous People from Texas

Wikipedia lists over 2,400 “famous” people who were born, reared or spent a significant portion of their life in Texas.  Most seemed relatively obscure so we thought it’d be easy to narrow the list down to the top 50.  Well, it wasn’t.  We ended up with “contemporary” list of celebrities, politicians, sports stars, actors and musicians from Texas.  If you compare it to the original 2400 from...

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