Episodes

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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April 27, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - April 27, 1950 The Barker Texas History…

On April 27, 1950, the Barker Texas History Center opened on the University of Texas at Austin Campus. Today it is known as the E…

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April 26, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - April 26, 1854 The Texas Indian Reserva…

On April 26, 1854 the United States War Department ordered Randolph B. Marcy to assist Indian Agent Robert S. Neighbors in locati…

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April 25, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - April 25, 1875 The Black Seminole India…

On April 25, 1875 three Black Seminole Scouts performed acts of bravery that earned them the Medal of Honor. If you want a little…

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April 24, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - April 24, 1931

On April 24, 1931, O.P. DeWalt was assassinated. You might not have heard of Mr. DeWalt before so let’s fix that right now. I had…

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April 23, 2022

Daily dose of Texas History - April 23, 1936 - Roy Orbison

On April 23, 1936, Roy Kelton Orbison was born in Vernon, Texas. For y’all that don’t have the map of Texas tattooed on your brai…

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April 22, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - April 22, 1836 - The Capture of Santa A…

On April 22, 1836, the day after the Battle of San Jacinto, modern Harris County near the city of Houston, Texian soldiers captur…

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April 21, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - April 21, 1836- The Battle of San Jacin…

On April 21, 1836, after a lot of miserable experiences, constant retreating, and a lot of questions about Sam Houston’s decision…

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April 20, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - April 20, 1842- The Adelsverein

On April 20, 1842, twenty-one German noblemen met at Biebrich on the Rhine river, near Mainz and organized the Verein zum Schutze…

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April 19, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - April 19, 1875 - White Horse Surrenders

On April 19, 1875, Tsen-tainte, or White Horse, led his followers to Fort Sill in Indian Territory and surrendered after years of…

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April 18, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - April 18, 1931 - Harley Sewell

On April 18, 1931, Texas Sports Hall of Fame member and hometown son of Saint Jo, Texas, Harley Sewell was born. After growing up…

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April 17, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - April 17

On April 17, 1871 the Texas legislature passed a bill that has great relevance to thousands of people today and thousands more in…

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April 4, 2022

Lesson 16: A History of the World in Just a Few Minutes

In this episode we look at the history of the world in its relation to the early history of Spain and the dawn of the Modern Age.…

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March 26, 2022

A Look Back at Important Events in January, February, and March

This episode is a refresher on a few of the significant events in Texas History that occurred in the months of January, February,…

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March 6, 2022

The Karankawas and much more with Tim Seiter

In this episode we take another look at the Karankawas and much more with special guest Tim Seiter. Tim is a PhD candidate at Sou…

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