building on the independence trail

Texas Independence Trail

‘COME AND TAKE IT’ Those four famous words might send a shiver down your spine if you’re a native Texan or a fan of the state’s proud fight for independence from Mexico that began 180 years ago this month in the tiny town of Gonzales. As history tells us, Texas colonists had become increasingly nonplussed…

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example of Texas in 1950s

Texas 1950 vs. Today

If you’re a Texan turning 65 this year, that means you were born in 1950 and grew up in two of the most significant and well-remembered decades in American history: the 1950s, full of prosperity and post-World War II American expansionism, and the 1960s, the turbulent decade that saw anti-war protests, Woodstock, civil rights, and…

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