HemisFair 1968 in San Antonio Texas

With great fanfare, Lady Bird Johnson along with Governor John Connally and other dignitaries opened the HemisFair in San Antonio Texas On April 6th, 1968. Later on July 4th, President Lyndon Baines Johnson gave an Independence Day speech at HemisFair 68. HemisFair 68 commemorated the 250th anniversary of the founding of San Antonio. The theme of the … Read more

The History of Dublin Dr. Pepper

Dr. Pepper, one of the first major soft drinks, was invented in Waco, Texas by Charles Alderton in 1885. While working at Morrison’s Old Corner Drug Store, he experimented with making new drinks for the soda fountain customers. By blending the 23 available flavors, he came up with a unique soft drink formula. Dr. Pepper … Read more

The History of Saint’s Roost

Back in 1878 the Reverend Lewis Henry Carhart had an idea to establish a town where Christian values would be promoted. Activities such as drinking and gambling were looked down upon and there were no saloons allowed. The local cowboys nicknamed the town “Saint’s Roost.” Named for his wife Clara, Clarendon sprang to life along … Read more

What are the Six Flags Over Texas?

The 6 Flags Over Texas

One thing that makes Texas special is that six governments have presided or “flown their flag” over Texas.  One question we receive here at TexasProud quite often is “What are the six flags that were flown over Texas?” The Six Flags Over Texas is used to describe the six nations, Spain (1519–1685; 1690–1821), France (1685–1690), … Read more