Preservation Texas has been running up annual lists for several years on endangered historic sites. Sites are announced in February, Preservation Month. If you'd like to nominate a site, the basic criteria includes:
Learn more at : http://www.preservationtexas.org
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Self-described as "TxTell is a web site that chronicles the impact of The University of Texas at Austin on the state of Texas and the world. TxTell relates the personal stories behind the many distinguished people who make up the UT family, past and present. It also provides information about UT programs and collections, describes our research and discoveries, and highlights other contributions that have made a difference over the past 118 years and counting."
Top Ten: (by number of hits received)
About a hundred stories, some with audio. http://txtell.lib.utexas.edu/
Stories are presented in "Verbose" and "Simple" forms.
Friday, August 14, 2009
The Brainy Quote site allows for searching by keyword. "Texas" brings up a couple of dozen, some rather plain, but I've selected a few for your inspection. Go further if you wish, just click.
A lot of the songs start with an image. I was sitting there playing the guitar and I pictured this old, dirty green car, with the window rolled down, in the hot, hot, hot Texas heat, and this beautiful woman I knew when I was a kid sitting behind the wheel, looking out at me.
After I left Texas and went to California, I had a hard time getting anyone to play anything that I was writing, so I had to end up playing them myself. And that's how I ended up just being a saxophone player.
All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men.
Allowing Texas to display the Ten Commandments on State property but disallowing Kentucky courthouses from doing the same is a poor and flawed interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.
Ginny B. Waite
And on election night I'd go down to city hall in El Paso, Texas and cover the election. In those days, of course, we didn't have exit polls. You didn't know who had won the election until they actually counted the votes. I thought that was exciting too.
And to me, I had come out of Texas, and during that time was when I realized that a lot of people in Nashville, their idea of what country music was was not the same as mine.
Lee Ann Womack