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Czech Texans and the National Polka Festival with Payton Matous

Let's go to Polkafest on Memorial Day Weekend! In this episode Payton Matous joins the podcast to talk about the history and heritage of Czech Texans with a special focus on the National Polka Festival in Ennis. Make plans to...

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May 11, 2022

Czech Texans and the National Polka Festival with Payton Matous

Let's go to Polkafest on Memorial Day Weekend! In this episode Payton Matous joins the podcast to talk about the history and heri…

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May 5, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - May 5, 1718 The San Antonio de Bexar Pr…

On May 5, 1718, Martin de Alarcon founded the San Antonio de Bexar Presidio on the west side of the San Antonio River, about a qu…

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May 4, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - May 4, 1847

On May 4, 1847, Pope Pius IX established the Catholic Diocese of Galveston. From 1847 until 1874 the diocese covered all of Texas…

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May 3, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - May 3, 1968 Houston Heart Transplant

On May 3, 1968, a major medical advance occurred at Houston’s St. Luke’s Hospital. Surgeon Denton Cooley and his associates trans…

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May 3, 2022

Lesson 17: Al-Andalus and the Reconquista

In lesson 17 we take a look at al-Andalus, Moslem Spain, and the Reconquista. The Texas History Lessons Theme song, Walking Throu…

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May 2, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - May 2, 1874 - John B. Jones given comma…

On May 2, 1874, Texas Governor Richard Coke, who was originally from Virginia, gave a man named John B. Jones command of the rece…

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May 1, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - May 1, 1718 San Antonio is founded

We celebrate May 1, 1718 as the day that San Antonio had its beginnings. The site had already been a very important one for a ver…

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April 30, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - April 30, 1926 - Bessie Coleman

On April 30, 1926, Bessie Coleman, the first black person in the world to obtain a pilot’s license, died during a test flight bef…

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April 29, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - April 29, 1554 Padre Island Shipwreck a…

On April 29, 1554 a severe storm blasted a convoy of four Spanish treasure ships. Three sank and one escaped. Four ships, the Esp…

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April 28, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - April 28 - A Wondrous Variety

On April 28, well a lot of things have happened on April 28th. I have a confession to make. Usually I have a hard time narrowing …

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New Spotlight Artist Page! Finally

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Additional Information on the Jumanos provided by Makowa De

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