Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-28 - Publisher: University of Texas Press
Revered by many Texans and other Americans as "the People's Senator," Ralph Webster Yarborough (1903-1996) fought for "the little people" in a political career that places him in the ranks of the most influential leaders in Texas history. The only U. S. Senator representing a former Confederate state to vote
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-05-01 - Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
In the Big Thicket, the unknown makes profound intrusions into what we call "reality." There are wonders in this region of East Texas and in Southwestern Louisiana "ghost lights," phantom Indians, howling ape-like "wild men," and fireballs that streak through the nighttime skies that defy both our common sense notions
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-01 - Publisher: University of Texas Press
On July 4, 1867, a group of men assembled in Houston to establish the Republican Party of Texas. Combatting entrenched statewide support for the Democratic Party and their own internal divisions, Republicans struggled to gain a foothold in the Lone Star state, which had sided with the Confederacy and aligned