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                 postcard Greetings From Texas, the Lone Star State              statewide links
a few important people

Amarillo, Texas
Austin, Texas
Dallas / Fort Worth area
El Paso, Texas
Houston, Texas
Lubbock, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Waco, Texas

smaller counties & towns

movie & TV industry

Railroads of Texas

Indian Country of Texas

reading material, other media

               


flag of the State of Texas - the 'Lone Star Flag'      Texas state quarter of 2004       seal of the State of Texas [est. 1889]

short-lived Republic of the Rio Grande

Official Government Links & Info
Texas covers 268,581 square miles {696,241 square kilometers}; elevation ranges from sealevel to 8,751 ft (2,667.4 m).
Established as the Republic of Texas on 2 March 1836; admitted to the Union on 29 December 1845 {the 28th state}.
The popular name is 'The Lone Star State'.
The state flower is the Bluebonnet; the state tree is the Pecan.
The state bird is the Mockingbird; the state animals are Armadillo & Longhorn Cattle.
The population of Texas is 25,674,681 (2011 estimate) - non-Hispanic whites 45%, Hispanic/Latino 38%
Time zones in Texas are Central Time for most of the state, Mountain Time in the southwest 'tip'.

The official state song is "Texas, Our Texas" (adopted in 1929), although
many would assume that it is "The Yellow Rose of Texas", a traditional folk song.
   play bluegrass banjo version of 
	"Yellow Rose of Texas" midi file [1:23]

official Texas State Tourism website
Texas State Legislature Online
Texas State Lottery [est. 1991]
THC.state.TX.US/travel
http://www.arts.state.tx.us/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Texas
Texas Rangers

Texas Film Commission
Texas Film Commission's online production services directory

Statewide Links
Texas Assn. of Counties
Texas Escapes website
Texas Book Festival [Oct 2006 = #11]
Office Space for Lease in Texas
Southwest Restaurants Assn.
Bullock Texas State History Museum [opened 2001], 1800 Congress Avenue in Austin Texas
Texas State Historical Assn. Digital Gateway
Texas Heritage Society [] based in The Woodlands, SE Texas
Power Across Texas energy production lobbying group based in Austin, Texas
Southwest Directory's Texas pages
Writers’ League of Texas [est. 1981] based in Austin, Texas
Texas Farm Bureau Federation [est. 1933] based in Waco, Texas

Cavender’s Boot City and Cavender’s Western Outfitters [est. 1965] 40 stores mostly in Texas

League of Conservation Voters [est. 1969] headquartered in Washington, DC - Texas Branch is based in Austin

Texas Farmers Union [est. 1902] branch of the National Farmers Union [est. 1902]

Regional Links
Rio Grande Valley [TX] Chamber of Commerce
Highland Lakes area in Central Texas
Texas Prairie Rivers Region
Texoma Area of North Texas and South Oklahoma

    
Rick Walker's Route 66 Research Page / Texas Section
Route 66 Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore
    

A Few Important People
Governor-elect Greg Abbott [2015-2018; GOP]
BLACK STAR: people who know Rick Perry say that he is even dumber than George Dubya Bush  out-going Governor Rick Perry [12/2000-1/2015; GOP]
Rick Perry declared 7/2013 that he will not run for re-election in 2014.

State Senator and rising Democratic star Wendy Davis announced 10/2013 her run for Governor of Texas in 2014;
after several missteps by Davis, the vote count in November was 59% for Abbott and 39% for Davis.
official website • Wikipedia • campaign website
Wendy Davis for Governor 10/2013 campaign video [4:36] on YouTube

Lieutenant Governor-elect Dan Patrick [since 2015; GOP]
out-going Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst [2003-2015; GOP]

John Cornyn III [since Dec 2002; GOP] is up for re-election in 2020
TEA Party favorite U.S. Senator Ted Cruz [since 2013; GOP] is up for re-election in 2018

George W. Bush Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

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Texas cattle baron S. Burk Burnett [] and the Four Sixes Ranch

Afro-American polymath George Washington Carver [1864?-1943]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Carver
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center in Austin, Texas

J. Frank Dobie: A portrait of Pancho by Winston Bode (1968) /B0006BVEXK/

Sam Houston

Robert E. Howard [1906-36], creator of Conan the Cimmerian
Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas

prolific author Joe R. Lansdale lives in Nacogdoches, Texas
browse books • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia •

author James A. Michener [1907-97] Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

author Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas

"What On Earth Is An Atheist!" [] by Madalyn Murray O'Hair

painter Georgia O'Keeffe [1887-1986]
lived in Amarillo, Texas (1912-1914) and in Canyon, Texas (1916-1918).

William Sydney Porter [1862-1910] {pen name O. Henry} Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Ann Richards [1933-2006], Texas Governor [Dem; 1991-95]
"Ann Richards' Texas" documentary [2012] /tt1833206/


State Capitol of Austin, Texas  [est. 1839]
Fourth-largest city in Texas by population
official website • entry at Wikipedia

G.E. Nordell's Austin, Texas Travel & Business Links Page
top of page • official links • general links • food & beverage •
lodging • print & broadcast media • motion picture industry

CultureMap Daily Digital Magazine for Austin, Texas

Travis County, Texas [est. 1840]
official website • entry at Wikipedia


City of Amarillo, Texas  [incorp. 1899]
14th-largest city in Texas by population.
official website • entry at Wikipedia
Amarillo [TX] Chamber of Commerce
Amarillo, Texas C.V.B.
Amarillo [TX] Globe-News daily newspaper
http://www.amarilloart.org/
http://www.AmarilloMensa.ning.org (new M8)
American Quarter Horse Assn. [est. 1940] based in Amarillo, Texas

Potter County, Texas [est. 1887]
official website • entry at Wikipedia

Dallas / Fort Worth area in Texas

The Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex consists of 14 counties and contains the cities of Dallas (#3 in population in Texas), Fort Worth (#5), Arlington (#7),
Plano (#9), Garland (#12), Irving (#13), McKinney (#18), Mesquite (#19), Carrollton (#24), Denton (#26), and Richardson (#32).

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City of Dallas, Texas
Third-largest city in Texas by population.
Dallas [TX] C.V.B.
http://www.downtowndallas.com
http://www.DCCCD.edu
http://www.VictoryPark.com
http://www.DallasNews.com
http://www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com ___ old RR
http://www.DallasSymphony.com
Dealey Plaza = http://www.JFK.org
museum http://www.OldRed.org
district http://www.DallasWestEnd.org
Standing Dog Interactive [est. 2005] of Dallas, Texas
http://www.watermelon-kid.com/history/dallas/dal_index.htm
http://www.DallasCulture.org
http://www.DallasOpera.org
museum http://www.KimbellArt.org
http://www.DallasMuseumofArt.org
http://www.AngryDog.com
http://www.OldMonkDallas.com
http://www.IdleRichPub.com
http://www.BlackFriarPub.com
http://www.TheModern.com = MoMa Ft. Worth
http://www.h3ranch.com/booger.html
The Texas Black Film Festival [Feb 2011 = #4] in Dallas, Texas
http://www.dallasconventioncenter.com/
North Texas Mensa [est. 1978] covers the Dallas area, but not Fort Worth
CultureMap Daily Digital Magazine for Dallas, Texas
U.S.A. Film Festival year-long events [est. 1971] in Dallas, Texas
Vintage Racing League [est. 2006] social networking site based in Dallas, Texas
Broadway Tour: Broadway shows in Dallas, Texas
Park Cities Historic & Preservation Society [est. 1982], at Highland Park Village in Dallas, Texas
SpyGuy Security online store [est. 2014] in Dallas, Texas

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City of Fort Worth, Texas [settled 1849]
Fifth-largest city in Texas by population.
http://www.FortWorth.com
CITY CLUB OF FORT WORTH Fort Worth, TX 76102 = http://www.cityclub-ftw.com/
http://www.SidRichardsonMuseum.org FtWorth
http://www.GingerBrowns.com Olde Tyme Restaurant + STAR cinnamon rolls
http://www.GraceFortWorth.com = luxe
http://www.CasaRitasMexicanGrill.com
http://www.SpiralDiner.com = vegan & organic
http://www.BarcadiaBars.com chain
http://www.FrankiesBar.com sports
http://www.beerknurd.com > Flying Saucer chain
http://www.MalonesPub.com
http://www.FWnaturecenter.org
http://www.HPB.com = Half Price Books
http://www.MyComicShop.com = Lone Star Comics
http://www.FortWorthZoo.org
http://www.TheModern.org
American Paint Horse Assn. [est. 1965] based in Ft. Worth, Texas
National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas

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Dallas County, Texas [est. 1846]
official website • entry at Wikipedia

Garland, Texas []
12th-largest city in Texas by population.

Irving, Texas area
13th-largest city in Texas by population.
Greater Irving - Las Colinas [TX] Chamber of Commerce
The Studios at Las Colinas [] north of Irving, Texas were sold to wingnut Glenn Beck's The Blaze Network in June 2013
Gentiva Hospice Foundation {based in Irving, Texas}

http://www.MesquiteChamber.com

Richardson, Texas [] is mostly within Dallas County, partly in Collin County

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Tarrant County, Texas [est. 1849]
official website • entry at Wikipedia

Arlington, Texas []
Seventh-largest city in Texas by population.
Mindy Lu's Pie Company of Arlington, Texas
http://www.PotagerCafe.com in Arlington
American Mensa, Ltd. [est. 1960] is based in Arlington, Texas

Grapevine, Texas
http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/
Grapevine Vintage Railroad in Tarrant County
http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/ThingsToDo/GrapevineVintageRailroad/tabid/267/Default.aspx

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other cities in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area

Carrollton, Texas [] is within Denton, Dallas & Collin counties

Denton, Texas []
http://www.discoverdenton.com

Frisco, Texas [est. 1902] ZIP 75033-35 is within Collin & Denton counties
http://www.friscotexas.gov/
Frisco Heritage Museum and Village [est. 2008], 6455 Page Street in Frisco, Texas
Museum of The American Railroad [est. 1963] is moving to Frisco, Texas

McKinney, Texas [] is in Collin County, Texas
http://www.visitMcKinney.com

Plano, Texas [] is in Collin County, Texas
Ninth-largest city in Texas by population.
http://www.plano.gov/
http://www.PlanoCVB.com

El Paso, Texas  [founded 1659]
Sixth-largest city in Texas by population.
official website • entry at Wikipedia

G.E. Nordell's El Paso, Texas Travel & Business Links Page
top of page • official links • general links • food & beverage •
lodging • print & broadcast media • nearby cities & towns

Houston, Texas [founded 1836]
Largest city in Texas by population (surpassed by the Dallas-Fort Worth MetroPlex).
official website • entry at Wikipedia
Downtown Houston Management District [est. 1995]
Houston's News aggregate blog
Houston cityblog [est. 2004]
Houston [TX] Press news & entertainment weekly [est. 1989]
Houston Chronicle newspaper [est. 1901, Hearst since 1987]
http://www.murderbooks.com/ Houston + LAbooks
THE HOUSTON CLUB Houston, TX 77002 = http://www.houstonclub.com/home.htm
Irma's Restaurant & Irma's SW Grill in Houston
famous Brazos Bookstore in Houston
Houston Space Center

Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs [est. 2010] based in Houston, Texas
Blacksmith Coffee bar, 1018 Westheimer Road in Houston, Texas
CultureMap Daily Digital Magazine for Houston, Texas
http://www.continentalclub.com/Houston.html
http://www.KemahBoardwalk.com = Kemah TX {s & w of Houston}
Houston Cattle Baron's Ball [April 2012 = #24] for The American Cancer Society
George Ranch Historical Park
Sysco Distributors [est. 1969] of Houston, Texas
artist Earl Staley of Tomball/Houston, Texas
14 Pews community culture center [est. 2010], 800 Aurora Street (in East Sunset Heights)
H-Town Multicultural Film Festival [June 2013 = #1] in Houston, Texas
Matt Marshall's 'Kaizen Radio' podcast [est. January 2014] based in Houston, Texas
Houston [TX] Amputee Society [est. 2013]
Broadway Tour: Broadway shows in Houston, Texas
'SynRG: The Final Frontier' Regional Gathering of Gulf Coast Mensa [May 2016] in Houston, Texas
Comicpalooza [June 2016 = #9] at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas [est. 1836]
official website • entry at Wikipedia

Texas Track Solution [], 209 Sheldon Road in Channel View (Houston area), Texas 77530
Menards Railroad Materials [est. 2001] based in Humble/Houston, Texas

Texas Railroading Heritage Museum {formerly Houston RR Museum; est. 1961}
is in the process of moving to Tomball, Texas

City of Lubbock, Texas [settled 1890, incorp. 1909]
11th-largest city in Texas by population.
official website • entry at Wikipedia
Lubbock [TX] C.V.B.
River Smith's Chicken & Catfish in Lubbock, Texas
The Pancake House in Lubbock, Texas
Lubbock [TX] Avalanche-Journal newspaper
National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration [Sept 2007 = #19] in Lubbock, Texas
Lubbock = SB's Coffee sugarbrowns.blogspot.com
http://www.LubbuckLegends.com
http://www.lubbockonline.com/
http://www.lubbockfunclub.com/Dining.html
Firehouse Subs chain - 2 locations in Lubbock, Texas
Used2BNew Booksellers [est. 2/2007], 2625-74th Place in Lubbock, Texas: Facebook • online at Amazon
♠ The Spade Ranches [est. 1889] based in Lubbock, Texas
Cooper's Drive-In, 1102 Farm Road 1585 in Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock County, Texas [est. 1876]
official website • entry at Wikipedia

San Angelo, Texas [est. 1867] ZIP 76903
official website • entry at Wikipedia
Cactus Hotel
Miss Hattie's Bordello Museum
Fort Concho
Goodfellow Air Force Base
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
Angelo Civic Theater, the oldest civic theater in Texas, was founded in 1885
Angelo State University
San Angelo Standard-Times
KANG-CA (TeleFutura)
KERA-TV (PBS)
KEUS-LP (Univision)
KIDY (Fox)
KLST (CBS)
KSAN-TV (NBC)
KTXE-LP (ABC)
Railway Museum of San Angelo [est. 1997] in the Historic Orient/Santa Fe Depot [built 1910] in San Angelo, Texas

Tom Green County, Texas [est. 1874]
official website • entry at Wikipedia

flag of the City of San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, Texas [founded 1718]
Second-largest city in Texas by population (surpassed by the Dallas-Fort Worth MetroPlex).
official website • entry at Wikipedia
Mayor of San Antonio Juliαn Castro [since 2009; Dem]
City of San Antonio Guide To Arts & Culture
Cong. Joaquνn Castro [TX-20 since 2013; Dem] campaign website
San Antonio [TX] C.V.B.
http://www.SanAntoniovisit.com
San Antonio Film Commission [est. 1985]

Papa Dean's Gourmet Popcorn [est. 1982] in San Antonio, Texas
http://www.BuckhornMuseum.com & saloon
http://www.sa-zoo.org
http://www.restaurants.sanantoniobuzz.com/
http://www.aldacosrestaurants.com 3 locations in San Antonio
Alamodome
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
www.Boudros.com on San Antonio's renowned Riverwalk
http://www.MengerHotel.com [est. 1859] =or= 1887 Menger Hotel
Museo Alameda latino museum opened 4/2007 + SA/latino
Comfort Inn in the Bexar County Jail [built 1878, opened 2007]
Wooden Nickel Museum in San Antonio
http://www.wingspress.com/
http://www.bismarckartgallery.com/ Bismarck Studios Contemporary Fine Art Gallery in San Antonio
Pearl Brewery [est. 1883, now a mall]
Osteria Il Sogno in the Pearl Brewery Mall
http://www.LaGloriaIceHouse.com in the Pearl Brewery Mall
http://www.LukeSanAntonio.com in the Pearl Brewery Mall
INFO: displays include historic railroad equipment, firefighting equipment, the state's largest G-scale garden railroad, an indoor HO-scale railroad layout, automobiles, wagons, buggies & farm equipment  Texas Transportation Museum [est. 1964] in San Antonio, Texas
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, http://www.swri.org/
Luby's Cafeteria chain [est. 1949] was founded in San Antonio
Black Mambo truckers
Aztec Theatre [built 1926, refurbished 2014], 104 No. St. Mary's Street in San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio native actress Summer Glau
http://www.reachfortheheights.org = Balcones Heights near San Antonio, TX

BOOK "Around San Antonio (Images of America Series)" [] by Pauline T. Newton isbn=0738503118
BOOK "Inventing The Fiesta City" by Laura Hernandez-Ehrisman [2008]

Bexar County, Texas [est. 1836]
official website • entry at Wikipedia

flag of the City of Waco, Texas
Waco, Texas [est. 1849]
official website • entry at Wikipedia
Waco Downtown Development Corp.
http://www.baylor.edu
http://www.baylorlariat.com/
The Waco Hippodrome Theater [built 1914, restored 1987, renovated Summer 2014]
TX = Balones Distillery in Waco
http://www.BalconesDistilling.com = Hopi blue corn whiskey
GOLD STAR: celebrates Charles Alderton who invented the Dr. Pepper® soft drink in Waco, Texas in 1885  The Dr. Pepper Museum [est. 1991]
Pufferbelly's toy train traders [est. 1998] of Waco, Texas

McLennan County, Texas [est. 1850]
official website • entry at Wikipedia

Crawford, Texas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford,_Texas
movie "Crawford" + Coffee Station cafe
Lone Star Iconoclast of Crawford, TX


Smaller Counties of Texas, A to Z
There are 254 counties in the State of Texas. The several population centers detailed above are within Bexar County (San Antonio), Collin County (McKinney, Plano), Dallas County (Carrollton, Dallas, Garland, Irving, Richardson), Denton County (Denton), El Paso County, Harris County (Houston), Lubbock County, McLennan County (Waco), Potter County (Amarillo), Tom Green County (San Angelo), Tarrant County (Arlington, Ft. Worth), and Travis County (Austin)
— leaving 242 counties to be listed alphabetically below.

'list of counties in Texas' page at Wikipedia

JUMP TO: A thru C {just below} • D thru G • H thru L • M thru R • S thru Z

           A   thru   C
Anderson County, Texas [est. 1846]
http://www.cityofpalestinetx.org/
Palestine TX = Old-Time Music & Dulcimer Festival [March]

Texas State Railroad [opened 7/1976] in Palestine, Texas
runs 30 miles from Palestine, Texas (Anderson County) thru Fairchild State Forest to Rusk, Texas (Cherokee County).
Texas State Railroad Society {website hijacked 2015} is based in Jacksonville (Cherokee County), TX


Andrews County, Texas [est. 1876]

Angelina County, Texas [est. 1846]

Aransas County, Texas [est. 1871]

Archer County, Texas [est. 1858]
Archer City Royal Theater (star of "Last Picture Show") re-opened 8/2000
Archer City McMurtry's Booked Up est. 1986

Armstrong County, Texas [est. 1876]
Armstrong County Museum + Gem Theatre in Claude TX

Atascosa County, Texas [est. 1856]

Austin County, Texas [est. 1836]

Bailey County, Texas [est. 1876]

Bandera County, Texas [est. 1856]
www.FrontierTimesMuseum.org in Bandera TX
www.BanderaCowboyCapital.com
www.DixieDudeRanch.com in bandera?

Bastrop County, Texas [est. 1836]

Baylor County, Texas [est. 1858]

Bee County, Texas [est. 1857]

Bell County, Texas [est. 1850]
Killeen, Texas
http://www.KilleenCVB.org
U.S. Army's Fort Hood [est. 1942] near Killeen, Texas
Under The Hood Cafι [est. 2008] anti-war, pro-soldier coffeehouse in Killeen, Texas
Heritage Museum of Temple, Texas

Big Bend Region of West Texas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bend_(Texas)
http://www.NPS.gov/bibe = Big Bend Natl Park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bend_Ranch_State_Park_(Texas)
http://www.visitBigBend.com/ {Brewster County Tourism Council}
www.ChisosMountainsLodge.com inside Big Bend Natl Park

Blanco County, Texas [est. 1858]

Borden County, Texas [est. 1876]

Bosque County, Texas [est. 1854]

Bowie County, Texas [est. 1840]


Brazoria County, Texas [est. 1836]
Riverview Trains [est. 1980], 120 No. Velasco Street in Angleton (Brazoria County), Texas {placeholder website}

Pearland, Texas 77584 [est. 1894]
City of Pearland, Texas official website
Pearland, Texas C.V.B.
Pearland, Texas Chamber of Commerce
Pearland Crawfish Festival [April 2015 = #?]


Brazos County, Texas [est. 1841]

Brewster County, Texas [est. 1887]
mensan = www.AlpineGuestLofts.com in Alpine TX
Alpine [TX] Cowboys baseball team [est. 2010]

Briscoe County, Texas [est. 1876]

Brooks County, Texas [est. 1911]


Brown County, Texas [est. 1856]
http://www.brownwoodchamber.org/ TX
http://www.runawaytraincafe.com
http://www.ci.brownwood.tx.us/
Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum [est. 2007], 700 E. Adams Street in Brownwood, TX
1909 Santa Fe Depot & Fred Harvey House in Brownwood, Texas


Burleson County, Texas [est. 1846]

Burnet County, Texas [est. 1852]

Caldwell County, Texas [est. 1848]

Calhoun County, Texas [est. 1846]

Callahan County, Texas [est. 1858]

Cameron County, Texas [est. 1848]

Camp County, Texas [est. 1874]

Carson County, Texas [est. 1876]

Cass County, Texas [est. 1846]

Castro County, Texas [est. 1876]

Chambers County, Texas [est. 1858]

Cherokee County, Texas [est. 1846]

Childress County, Texas [est. 1876]

Clay County, Texas [est. 1857]

Cochran County, Texas [est. 1876]

Coke County, Texas [est. 1889]

Coleman County, Texas [est. 1858]

Collingsworth County, Texas [est. 1876]

Colorado County, Texas [est. 1836]

Comal County, Texas [est. 1846]
http://www.WurstFest.com New Braunfels, TX [Nov 2005 = #45]
http://www.McNayArt.org in New Braunfels, TX

Comanche County, Texas [est. 1856]

Concho County, Texas [est. 1858]

Cooke County, Texas [est. 1848]

Coryell County, Texas [est. 1854]

Cottle County, Texas [est. 1876]

Crane County, Texas [est. 1887]

Crockett County, Texas [est. 1875]

Crosby County, Texas [est. 1876]

Culberson County, Texas [est. 1911]

           D   thru   G
Dallam County, Texas [est. 1876]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalhart,_Texas
XIT Ranch Museum in Dalhart TX = ranch est 1885 at 3M acres

Dawson County, Texas [est. 1876]

Deaf Smith County, Texas [est. 1876]

Delta County, Texas [est. 1870]

DeWitt County, Texas [est. 1846]

Dickens County, Texas [est. 1876]

Dimmit County, Texas [est. 1858]

Donley County, Texas [est. 1876]
Donley County, Texas
City of Clarendon, Texas [est. 1878]
Clarendon-Donley County [TX] Chamber of Commerce
weekly Clarendon [TX] Enterprise newspaper [est. 1878]
Steve's Texas Steakout Restaurant in Clarendon, TX
Clarendon Steakhouse in Clarendon, TX

Duval County, Texas [est. 1858]

Eastland County, Texas [est. 1858]
Eastland TX = took pic of Majestic Theater in 2005
Eastland Drug w/real soda fountain in Eastland TX
Greer's Western Store in Eastland TX


Ector County, Texas [est. 1887]

Odessa, Texas []
http://www.odessa-tx.gov/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odessa,_Texas

"Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, and A Dream" [Da Capo Press 1990] by H.G. 'Buzz' Bissinger
After publication of this nonfiction book, the anger toward the author in the city of Odessa, Texas was so strong that he had to cancel the Odessa portion of his tour; ostensibly
a chronicle of the 1988 season of the Permian Panthers high school football team, the book is also a social history and expose of an economically devastated region.
http://www.amazon.com/Friday-Night-Lights-25th-Anniversary/dp/0306824213/

"Friday Night Lights" [2004] /tt0390022/

"Friday Night Lights" TV series [2006] based on Bissinger's book /tt0758745/
"Friday Night Lights Complete TV Series" 19 disks on DVD [4/2011]
http://www.amazon.com/Friday-Night-Lights-Kyle-Chandler/dp/B005CA4SOM/


Edwards County, Texas [est. 1858]

Ellis County, Texas [est. 1849]

Erath County, Texas [est. 1856]

Falls County, Texas [est. 1850]

Fannin County, Texas [est. 1837]


Fayette County, Texas [est. 1837]

Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch book by Jayme Lynn Blaschke   "Inside The Texas Chicken Ranch: The Definitive Account of The Best Little Wh*rehouse" [2016] by Jayme Lynn Blaschke
The Chicken Ranch was an illegal but tolerated brothel that operated from 1905 until 1973 a few miles east of La Grange in Fayette County, Texas. The popular business was immortalized in the hit 1978 Broadway musical "The Best Little Wh*rehouse In Texas" and the 1982 film adaptation starring Dolly Parton & Burt Reynolds.
Kindle Edition from The History Press [8/2016] for $6.49
The History Press 9x6 pb [8/2016] for $21.93


Fisher County, Texas [est. 1876]

Floyd County, Texas [est. 1876]

Foard County, Texas [est. 1891]

Fort Bend County, Texas [est. 1837]
Rosenberg [TX] Railroad Museum [est. 1992]

Franklin County, Texas [est. 1875]

Freestone County, Texas [est. 1850]

Frio County, Texas [est. 1858]

Gaines County, Texas [est. 1876]

Galveston County, Texas [est. 1838]
Galveston [TX] Railroad Museum [built 1913; est. 1983], 2602 Santa Fe Place in Galveston, Texas
The Bryan Museum [orphanage built 1895; open 2013], 1315 21st Street in Galveston, Texas
The Moody Mansion [built 1895, restored 1991], 2618 Broadway in Galveston, Texas
Moody Gardens & Water Park [est. 1986] on West Galveston Island, Texas
The Post Newspaper in Texas City, Texas

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Garza County, Texas [est. 1876]

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Gillespie County, Texas [est. 1848]

Fredericksburg, Texas
Fredericksburg, Texas Chamber of Commerce
Fredericksburg [TX] Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hill Country Film Festival [April-May 2015 = #6] in Fredericksburg, Texas
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peachhaus Store [est. 1969] in Fredericksburg, Texas
1894 Pullman Palace #6666 Bed & Breakfast in Fredericksburg, Texas  click here for photograph (in a new window)
Fischer & Wieser [est. 1969]

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Glasscock County, Texas [est. 1887]

Goliad County, Texas [est. 1836]

Gonzales County, Texas [est. 1836]

Gray County, Texas [est. 1876]

Grayson County, Texas [est. 1846]

Gregg County, Texas [est. 1873]
City of Kilgore, Texas [est. 1872]
Kilgore [TX] Chamber of Commerce
Kilgore [TX] News Herald
Texas Shakespeare Festival [est. 1986] in Kilgore, TX
Kilgore Cafe = no site
Kilgore College

Grimes County, Texas [est. 1846]

Guadalupe County, Texas [est. 1846]

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Hale County, Texas [est. 1876]

Hall County, Texas [est. 1876]
Hall County, Texas [est. 1876] official website
Turkey, Texas [est. 1893], the official hometown of Bob Wills
Bob Wills Foundation & Museum in Turkey, Texas
Bob Wills Day [April 2011 = #40] in Turkey, Texas
Church of Western Swing [built 1927] & Bob Wills Museum in Turkey, Texas
www.turkeybb.com built 1927 Turkey [TX] Hotel B&B
historic Gem Theatre [built 1928], 217 Main Street in Turkey, Texas

Just five miles west of Turkey, Texas on Highway 86 is the Midway Drive-in with weekend movies on a 50’ x 70’ screen;
open Friday through Sunday every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
For more information check out www.midwaydrive-in.com or give us a call at (806) 455-1467.

Bob Wills [1905-75] & His Texas Playboys Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

Hamilton County, Texas [est. 1856]

Hansford County, Texas [est. 1876]

Hardeman County, Texas [est. 1858]
Quanah, Texas
Quanah [TX] Chamber of Commerce
Medicine Mound Depot Restaurant {built 1910] in Quanah, Texas
QuanahNet web portal in Quanah, Texas

Hardin County, Texas [est. 1858]

Harrison County, Texas [est. 1839]

Hartley County, Texas [est. 1876]

Haskell County, Texas [est. 1858]

Hays County, Texas [est. 1848]

Hemphill County, Texas [est. 1876]

Henderson County, Texas [est. 1846]

Hidalgo County, Texas [est. 1852]

Hill County, Texas [est. 1853]

Hockley County, Texas [est. 1876]

Hood County, Texas [est. 1866]

Hopkins County, Texas [est. 1846]

Houston County, Texas [est. 1837]

Howard County, Texas [est. 1876]

Hudspeth County, Texas [est. 1917]

Hunt County, Texas [est. 1846]

Hutchinson County, Texas [est. 1876]

Irion County, Texas [est. 1889]

Jack County, Texas [est. 1856]

Jackson County, Texas [est. 1836]

Jasper County, Texas [est. 1836]

Jeff Davis County, Texas [est. 1887]

Jefferson County, Texas [est. 1836]

Jim Hogg County, Texas [est.1913 ]

Jim Wells County, Texas [est. 1911]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice,_Texas
Tejano ROOTS Hall of Fame in Alice, Texas

Johnson County, Texas [est. 1854]

Jones County, Texas [est. 1854]

Karnes County, Texas [est. 1854]

Kaufman County, Texas [est. 1848]

Kendall County, Texas [est. 1862]

Kenedy County, Texas [est. 1921]

Kent County, Texas [est. 1876]

Kerr County, Texas [est. 1856]
www.KerrvilleTexasCVB.com
Camp Verde General Store est 1857 near Kerrville TX
Kerrville [TX] Folk Festival [est. 1972, runs 18 days] www.KerrvilleMusic.com

Kimble County, Texas [est. 1858]

King County, Texas [est. 1876]

Kinney County, Texas [est. 1850]
fading Alamo Village outdoor movie set near Brackettville, TX

Kleberg County, Texas [est. 1913]

Knox County, Texas [est. 1858]

Lamar County, Texas [est. 1840]

Lamb County, Texas [est. 1876]

Lampasas County, Texas [est. 1856]

La Salle County, Texas [est. 1858]

Lavaca County, Texas [est. 1842]
http://www.shiner.com/ Spoetzl Brewing Co. [est. 1909] of Shiner TX

Lee County, Texas [est. 1874]

Leon County, Texas [est. 1846]

Liberty County, Texas [est. 1836]

Limestone County, Texas [est. 1846]

Lipscomb County, Texas [est. 1876]

Live Oak County, Texas [est. 1856]

Llano County, Texas [est. 1856]

Loving County, Texas [est. 1931]

Lynn County, Texas [est. 1876]

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Madison County, Texas [est. 1853]

Marion County, Texas [est. 1860]
http://www.jefferson-texas.com
http://www.historicjefferson.com
http://www.historicjeffersonfoundation.com
http://www.thegrove-jefferson.com
Historic Jefferson Railway 3-foot narrow-gauge tourist line [built 1985, re-opened 9/2002] in Jefferson, Texas
The Historic Jefferson Railway Depot

Martin County, Texas [est. 1876]

Mason County, Texas [est. 1858]

Matagorda County, Texas [est. 1836]

Maverick County, Texas [est. 1856]

McCulloch County, Texas [est. 1856]

McMullen County, Texas [est. 1858]

Medina County, Texas [est. 1848]

Menard County, Texas [est. 1858]

Midland County, Texas [est. 1885]
'CrudeFest' West Texas Red Dirt Country Music Festival [May 2016 = #7] in Midland, Texas

Milam County, Texas [est. 1836]

Mills County, Texas [est. 1887]

Mitchell County, Texas [est. 1876]

Montague County, Texas [est. 1857]

Montgomery County, Texas [est. 1837]
East Montgomery County Museum [] in Porter, Texas

Moore County, Texas [est. 1876]

Morris County, Texas [est. 1875]

Motley County, Texas [est. 1876]

Nacogdoches County, Texas [est. 1836]

Navarro County, Texas [est. 1846]

Newton County, Texas [est. 1846]

Nolan County, Texas [est. 1876]
Nolan County, Texas
City of Sweetwater, Texas [incorp. 1881]
Sweetwater [TX] Chamber of Commerce
Sweetwater [TX] Economic Development
Sweetwater [TX] Reporter daily newspaper [est. 1881]
National W.A.S.P. - W.W.I.I. Museum at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas
Sweetwater rattlesnake roundup est 1958 = Oct

Nueces County, Texas [est. 1846]
Corpus Christi is the eighth-largest city in Texas by population

Ochiltree County, Texas [est. 1876]

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Oldham County, Texas [est. 1876]
includes towns of Adrian, Vega & Wilderado, and ghost towns Boise, Landergin & Tascosa
official website • entry at Wikipedia
Oldham County, Texas Chamber of Commerce + Route 66 Page
Adrian, Texas
MidPoint Cafι & Gift Shop [est. 1928] in Adrian, Texas
Vega, Texas
Bonanza Motel [], 607 Vega Blvd. in Vega, Texas
Wildorado, Texas ZIP 79098
Randy's fine dining [circa 2005] in Wildorado, Texas
The Windy Cow Cafe & Dessert Bar [open 4/2015], 709 I-40 Frontage Road in Wildorado, Texas
Royal Inn Motel [], 711 I-40 Frontage Road in Wildorado, Texas

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Orange County, Texas [est. 1852]

Palo Pinto County, Texas [est. 1856]

Panola County, Texas [est. 1846]
http://www.carthagetexas.com/
http://www.carthagetexas.com/HallofFame/ est 1999

Parker County, Texas [est. 1855]

Parmer County, Texas [est. 1876]

Pecos County, Texas [est. 1871]

Polk County, Texas [est. 1846]

Presidio County (Marfa), Texas [est. 1850]
Marfa TX chamber = www.marfaCC.com
http://www.hotelpaisano.com in Marfa TX
Thunderbird Hotel in Marfa TX
The Brown Recluse coffee shop in Marfa TX

Rains County, Texas [est. 1870]

Randall County, Texas [est. 1876]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randall_County,_Texas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canyon,_Texas zip 79015
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum [est. 1921], 2503 Fourth Avenue in Canyon, Texas
Palo Duro Western Film Festival [one-off? May 2006] in Canyon, Texas
West Texas A&M University [est. 1910] in Canyon, Texas

Reagan County, Texas [est. 1903]

Real County, Texas [est. 1913]

Red River County, Texas [est. 1836]

Reeves County, Texas [est. 1883]

Refugio County, Texas [est. 1836]

Roberts County, Texas [est. 1876]

Robertson County, Texas [est. 1837]

Rockwall County, Texas [est. 1873]

Runnels County, Texas [est. 1858]

Rusk County, Texas [est. 1843]

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Sabine County, Texas [est. 1836]

San Augustine County, Texas [est. 1836]

San Jacinto County, Texas [est. 1870]

San Patricio County, Texas [est. 1836]

San Saba County, Texas [est. 1856]

Schleicher County, Texas [est. 1887]

Scurry County, Texas [est. 1876]

Shackelford County, Texas [est. 1858]

Shelby County, Texas [est. 1836]

Sherman County, Texas [est. 1876]

Smith County, Texas [est. 1846]

Somervell County, Texas [est. 1875]

Starr County, Texas [est. 1848]

Stephens County, Texas [est. 1858]

Sterling County, Texas [est. ]

Stonewall County, Texas [est. 1876]

Sutton County, Texas [est. 1887]

Swisher County, Texas [est. 1876]

Taylor County (Abilene), Texas [est. 1858]
Abilene, Texas 79601
not to be confused with Abilene, Kansas
www.abilene.com

Terrell County, Texas [est. 1905]

Terry County, Texas [est. 1876]

Throckmorton County, Texas [est. 1858]

Titus County, Texas [est. 1846]

Trinity County, Texas [est. 1850]

Tyler County, Texas [est. 1846]

Upshur County, Texas [est. 1846]

Upton County, Texas [est. 1887]

Uvalde County, Texas [est. 1850]
Uvalde [TX] C.V.B.
Lone Star Saloon in Uvalde, Texas

Val Verde County (Del Rio), Texas [est. 1885]

Van Zandt County, Texas [est. 1848]

Victoria County, Texas [est. 1836]
Film Exchange multi-market screening network [est. 2012] based in Victoria, Texas
Victoria [TX] Independent Film Festival [March 2015 = #4] in Downtown Victoria, Texas

Walker County, Texas [est. 1846]

Waller County, Texas [est. 1873]

Ward County, Texas [est. 1887]

Washington County, Texas [est. 1836]
Blue Bell Creameries {ice cream} in Brenham TX = www.bluebell.com [est. 1907]

Webb County, Texas [est. 1848]
Laredo, Texas is the tenth-largest city in Texas by population - ZIP 78045
Laredo Theater Guild International [merger 2009] in Laredo, Texas
Laredo is across the river from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Wharton County, Texas [est. 1846]

Wheeler County, Texas [est. 1876]

Wichita County (Wichita Falls), Texas [est. 1858]
Wichita Falls Texas Ranch Roundup [Aug 2005 = #25]

Wilbarger County, Texas [est. 1858]

Willacy County, Texas [est. 1911]

Williamson County, Texas [est. 1848]

Wilson County, Texas [est. 1860]

Winkler County, Texas [est. 1887]

Wise County, Texas [est. 1856]

Wood County, Texas [est. 1850]

Yoakum County, Texas [est. 1876]

Young County, Texas [est. 1856]

Zapata County, Texas [est. 1858]

Zavala County, Texas [est. 1846]

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http://www.centervilletexas.com/
CliftonTexas.org + www.BosqueSculptureExpo.com [May]
The Salt Lick Bar-BQ [est. 1969] in Driftwood, TX
Farm House Restaurant in Granite Shoals, TX
http://www.GrahamTexas.net
Heritage House Henderson TX
Hillsboro, Texas 76645 www.Hillsboro.net
Lockhart, Texas - 'The Barbecue Capitol of Texas'
Old Yeller Day [est. 1999] in October in Mason, TX
historic Odeon Theater in Mason, TX
Town of Memphis, Texas [incorp. 1906]: "Cotton Capitol of the Panhandle"
Hotel Memphis in Memphis, Texas
Imperial Ballroom in Muleshoe, Texas
www.OdessaCVB.com
http://www.odessaworks.com/
Odessa TX Sh. Globe [est. 1968]
Hotel Garza B&B [circa 1915] in Post, Texas
www.SanJacinto-Museum.org
South Padre Island [TX] C.V.B.
www.stephenvilletexas.org/
Terlingua TX = Starlight Theatre & Restaurant
www.VanHornTexas.org
Vernon [TX] Chamber of Commerce
Brown Cow Restaurant in Vernon, Texas
www.BirthplaceofTexas.com = Washington-On-The-Brazos, TX
www.WaxahachieChamber.com
http://www.WestFest.com = Czech & Polka Fest in West, Texas

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not sure what city/area these links belong in
http://www.TexasCamelCorps.com
http://www.bookpeople.com/ the largest bookstore in Texas > LAbooks + travel
http://www.ttu.edu
TX bookstore = http://www.fsbooks.com/
http://www.WildcatterRanch.com resort?
http://www.MDresort Texas B&B
http://www.WFMPEC.com
http://www.NTrehab.org
http://www.GPtexas.com
http://www.easttexasoilmuseum.com/
http://www.ganadocinema.com/home.html + PALACES
http://www.goldenspokeranch.com/

Texas Movie & TV Industry

Texas Film Commission [est. 1971]
Texas Film Commission's online production services directory
The Texas Archive of the Moving Image [est. 2002] based in Austin, Texas

Texas Association of Film Commissions
Amarillo [TX] Film Commission
#4 on MovieMaker Magazine's 2011 list of Best U.S. Cities to Live, Work & Make Movies  Austin [TX] Film Office
Brownsville [TX] Border Film Commission
Dallas [TX] Film Commission
El Paso [TX] Film Commission
Houston [TX] Film Commission
San Angelo [TX] Film Commission
mentioned (#13) on MovieMaker Magazine's 2011 list of Best U.S. Cities to Live, Work & Make Movies  San Antonio [TX] Film Commission
South Padre Island [TX] Film Commission

fading Alamo Village outdoor movie set near Brackettville, TX
20-acre Austin Studios facility
Spiderwood Studios [est. 2003], east of Austin, Texas
Studios at Las Colinas [] north of Irving, Texas

Austin [TX] Film Festival [Oct]            Plaza Classic Film Festival [Aug 2012 = #5] in Downtown El Paso, TX            Film Exchange group based in Victoria, Texas
The Texas Black Film Festival [Feb 2011 = #4] in Dallas, Texas
Victoria [TX] Independent Film Festival [March 2015 = #4] in Downtown Victoria, Texas
Hill Country Film Festival [April 2011 = #2] in Fredericksburg, Texas
SXSW 91 (south by southwest music and media conference) in Austin, Texas (1991)
Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival / Polari Film Festival [Oct 2012 = #25]


Railroads of Texas
listing of surviving steam locomotives in Texas
'list of Texas railroads' page at Wikipedia
TrainWeb / Tourist Railways listing for Texas
U.P. Railroad Shortline Railroad Profiles for Texas
Texas Rail Advocates [est. 2000]
Harvey House Restaurants in Texas {1 gone, 4 standing}
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Railroad_museums_in_Texas

                  

logo/herald for Texas Gulf Coast chapter of the N.R.H.S.
Texas Railroading Heritage Museum {formerly Houston RR Museum; est. 1961}
is in the process of moving to Tomball, Texas
official website • no entry at Wikipedia

ALCO 1945 Houston Belt & Terminal Rwy S-2 diesel switcher locomotive #14 is cosmetically restored
(at HB&T in 1960s; 1970s to Union Equity as #97; donated 1993, moved to museum in 2001)
Baldwin 1949 Texas Mexican Railway DS44-750 diesel switcher locomotive #510 is operative
(at Tex-Mex to 1970s; sold to Texas Crushed Stone Co. of Georgetown, Texas; retired as spare 1984; donated 1989)
Barney & Smith 1915 Spokane, Portland & Seattle RR R.P.O / mail storage car #50 (repainted SP&S 2009)
Pullman 1928 AT&SF end-door express car #1890 (ex-MoW #190497; donated 1984; used as museum's visitors center & gift shop)
Budd 1938 AT&SF baggage-railway post office car #3401 (donated 1968)
Pullman-Standard 1940 KCS Southern Belle streamliner tavern-lounge-observation car 'Good Cheer'
(built 1940 as diner-lounge; rebuilt 1949 by AC&F; donated 1968)
Pullman 1942 AT&SF 6-6-4 sleeper car 'Verde Valley' (donated 1969)
AC&F 1947 Gulf, Mobile & Ohio RR streamlined parlor car 'Alton' (sold 1972, purchased 1993)
Budd 1949 Missouri Pacific Texas Eagle streamliner 10-6 sleeping car 'Eagle Chasm' (purchased by museum in 2005)
1950 Pullman-Standard AT&SF Super Chief dormitory-lounge car #1344 (to Amtrak #3395 in 1971; donated 1999)
Pullman-Standard 1955 M.K.T. Texas Special all-stainless steel 'Jim Crow' chair car 'New Braunfels'
(served to 1960s; sold to Northern Pacific #530, then BN; sold to Amtrak 1971 as #6452; purchased at auction 1985; restoration is underway)
Pullman 1956 Seaboard Air Line 5-2-2 streamliner sleeper car 'Fort Lauderdale'
1927 CSOX (Cities Service Oil Co.) tank car #2198 (donated 1984; restored 2003)
shop-built 1949 M.K.T. cupola caboose #6 (donated by U.P. in 1989, repainted green 2008)  click here for photograph (in a new window)
1955 MHAX (U.S. Bureau of Mines Helium Field Operations) helium car #1237 (on loan from N.A.S.A. since 1999)
1979 Southern Pacific steel bay window caboose #4696)  click here for photograph (in a new window)
(built by I.C.C in Ohio for S.P.; purchased in 1994; repainted 2008)


El Paso, Texas
El Paso & Southwestern Railroad steam locomotive #1 is preserved at El Paso, Texas
The former EP&SW oil burning Baldwin 2-8-0 consolidation that became Southern Pacific steam locomotive #3420
is stored at the Phelps Dodge copper refinery in El Paso, Texas

Frisco, Texas
Museum of The American Railroad [est. 1963] is moving to Frisco, Texas

Galveston, Texas
Riding The Rails website [est. 2016] operated by The Galveston Center for Transportation & Commerce [est. 1983]
Galveston [TX] Railroad Museum [built 1913; est. 1983], 2602 Santa Fe Place in Galveston, Texas

Houston, Texas Area
Houston Area Live Steamers [est. 1992] in Hockley, Texas
Houston Area G-Gaugers Model Train Club [est. 1987]
Houston Small Scale Live Steamers []

Rosenberg, Texas in Fort Bend County
Harvey House Restaurant in Rosenberg, Texas [long gone]

Rosenberg Railroad Museum & Depot [est. 1992] in Texas
Rosenberg [TX] Railroad Museum & Depot [est. 1992], 1921 Avenue F
The Rosenberg Depot that houses the museum is a replica of the one built in 1890
Quebec 1879 Canadian National RR business car #73 is restored and on exhibit at the museum  
1972 Missouri Pacific wideview cupola caboose #13591 donated 1992
original Tower 17 is fully restored
Houston Area G-Gaugers Model Train Club [est. 1987] is building a garden railroad at the museum
ALCO 1945 AT&SF S-2 diesel switcher #2350 was donated by the Gulf Coast Chapter of NRHS in 2002

City of Tomball, Texas in Harris County {near Houston}
Texas Railroading Heritage Museum {formerly Houston RR Museum; est. 1961}
is in the process of moving to Tomball, Texas {see details above}
Tomball [TX] Depot [built 1907, moved 1993, restored 2007]
red-painted T&BVRR bay window caboose #1907 is parked next to the depot  click here for photograph (in a new window)

                  

Fort Worth and Denver Railway (FWD) - nicknamed 'the Denver Road'

Fort Worth and Western Railroad

Grapevine Vintage Railroad in Tarrant County - open weekends Feb to Nov
http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/ThingsToDo/GrapevineVintageRailroad/tabid/267/Default.aspx

Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Company [1873-1965]
After much harassment from the railroads at Houston, the citizens of Galveston incorporated the GC&SF Railway on 28 May 1873; construction foundered at the Brazos River in late 1878; the railroad was reorganized in April 1879; construction continued to Fort Worth (roughly 350 miles) and then to Purcell, Indian Territory (total distance 517 miles); the rail line was absorbed by the AT&SF in March 1886, but retained a separate identity. In 1937, AT&SF purchased the Fort Worth & Rio Grande Railway from SLSF and immediately leased it to GC&SF. Railroad consolidation in the 1960s resulted in the disappearance of the GC&SF identity in 1965.
no official website • GC&SF entry at Wikipedia

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio RR

Houston Belt & Terminal Rwy

Historic Jefferson Railway 3-foot narrow-gauge tourist line [built 1985, re-opened 2002] in Jefferson, Texas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_Jefferson_Railway
three miles of track; operates Crown Metal 1964 narrow gauge 4-4-0 steam locomotive #7 'Robert E. Lee' {acquired 1986}

Kansas City, Mexico and Orient [1905-2001]

Kansas City Southern

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad

Southern Pacific Railroad
Southern Pacific Railroad entry at Wikipedia
Southern Pacific RR Historical & Technical Society

Sugar Land Railroad [1893-1956] absorbed by Missouri Pacific
Sugar Land Railroad entry at Wikipedia {empty}
article by John Walker of Rosharon, Texas about the historic route of the Sugar Land RR

Texas & New Orleans (Southern Pacific Railroad Co.)

Texas Mexican Railway runs between Laredo and Corpus Christi
Texas Southeastern Railroad

Texas Pacifico Transportation Ltd. (took over South Orient Rail Line) [est. 2001]

Texas State Railroad [opened 1976] in Palestine, Texas
runs 30 miles from Palestine, Texas (Anderson County) thru Fairchild State Forest to Rusk, Texas (Cherokee County).

Trinity and Brazos Valley Railroad in Texas

Union Pacific Railroad

Velasco Terminal Railway Company [1891-1901]
Velasco, Brazos & Northern Railway Company [1901-06]
Houston & Brazos Valley Railway [1906-56] absorbed by Missouri Pacific


Indian Country of Texas?


Reading Material, Entertainment, Other Media

browse travel books about Texas U.S.A. at Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Terry-Texas-Ranger-Trilogy-Blackburn/dp/1880510464/
http://www.amazon.com/Goliad-Other-Alamo-William-Bradle/dp/1589804570/

Austin Monthly Magazine  "Austin Monthly" Magazine [est. 1992]
published by Open Sky Media
subscribe: 12 issues/year [USA only] for $14.95
magazine website
Cowboys & Indians Magazine [est. 1993] based in Dallas, Texas  "Cowboys & Indians" Magazine [est. 1993]
is now based in Dallas, Texas
subscribe: 8 issues/year for $19.95
magazine official website
Downtown Houston Magazine  "Downtown Houston" Magazine
published by Downtown Houstom Management District [est. 1995]
available only at newsstands & hotels in Houston
magazine website
San Antonio Magazine [est. 2005]  "San Antonio" Magazine [est. 2005]
published by Emmis Communications of Indianapolis, Indiana
subscribe direct: 12 issues/year for $14.95
magazine website
Texas Highways Magazine [est. 1980]  "Texas Highways: The Official Travel Magazine of Texas" [est.1980]
based in Austin, Texas
subscribe: 12 issues/year [USA only] for $19.95
magazine website
Texas Monthly Magazine [est. 1973]  "Texas Monthly" Magazine [est. 1973] based in Austin, Texas
published by Emmis Communications of Indianapolis, Indiana
subscribe: 12 issues/year [USA only] via Amazon auto-renewal for $12.00
subscribe on Kindle at Amazon: 12 issues/year for $19.99
magazine website
Texas Monthly Magazine's TMBBQ column & blog

monthly Texas Observer Magazine [est. 1954] based in Austin, Texas
GOLD STAR: The Texas Observer - Sharp Reporting From The Strangest State In The Union  subscribe: 12 issues/year via Amazon for $32.00

http://www.amazon.com/Dallas-Morning-News/dp/B00872UFJ4/
http://www.amazon.com/Houston-Chronicle/dp/B000P1XIRQ/
http://www.amazon.com/Austin-American-Statesman/dp/B000MV9B66/
http://www.amazon.com/Fort-Worth-Star-Telegram/dp/B002IT5MX6/

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Great River / Rio Grande book by Paul Horgan  "Great River: The Rio Grande In North American History" [1954]
by Paul Horgan {won the Bancroft Prize and Pulitzer Prize for History}

Volume 1: Indians & Spain, Volume 2: Mexico & The United States
Kindle Edition from Wesleyan [4/2012] for $14.29
Wesleyan 8½x5½ pb [10/91] for $21.79
Holt, Rinehart & Winston 8½x5¾ hardcover [5/71] out of print/used
Rinehart & Co. 9½x6¾ hardcover [1954] out of print/many used
Texas novel by James A. Michener  "Texas: A Novel" [1985] by James A. Michener
Michener's usual sweeping panorama of regional history, this time about oil and water, rangers and outlaws, ranchers and railroads, and cattle & money & power.
Fawcett mass pb [6/87] for $8.99
Random House Trade 8x5 pb [11/2002] for $10.89
Random House 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/85] out of print/hundreds used
see also James A. Michener [1907-97] Page at Spirit of America Bookstore
Rio Grande book  "Rio Grande: From The Rocky Mountains To The Gulf of Mexico" [1999]
by Peter Lourie

Boyds Mills Press 8x10 pb [9/2000] for $9.95
Boyds Mills Press 8¼x10¼ YA hardcover [2/99] for $17.95
The Southwest Table cookbook by Dave DeWitt  
"The Southwest Table: Traditional Cuisine From Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona" [2011] by food historian Dave DeWitt
Lyons Press 9½x7¾ hardcover [5/2011] for $22.76
Rio Grande, Eagle's View book by by Barbara McIntyre & Adriel Heisey  "The Rio Grande: An Eagle's View" [2011] Edited by Barbara McIntyre, Aerial photography by Adriel Heisey, Foreword by Robert Redford
WildEarth Guardians 11½x10½ hardcover [7/2011] for $47.25
Reining in the Rio Grande book by Fred Phillips, G. Emlen Hall & Mary Black  "Reining In The Rio Grande: People, Land, and Water" [2011]
by Fred M. Phillips, G. Emlen Hall & Mary E. Black

Univ New Mexico Press 9x6 hardcover [7/2011] for $23.76
Historic Bars of The Southwest book by Melody & Myke  Groves  "Hoist A Cold One!: Historic Bars of The Southwest" [2011]
by Melody & Myke Groves

Descriptions of 25 historic establishments in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico & Colorado,
with photos past & present and driving directions

U.N.M. Press 8x10 pb [7/2011] for $18.21

Blood of Heroes / Alamo 1836 book by James Donovan  "The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle For The Alamo - and The Sacrifice That Forged A Nation" [2012] by James Donovan
Book claims to be 'the definitive account of this epic battle', based on exhaustive research among fresh primary sources in the U.S. and Mexico.
Kindle Edition from Little, Brown & Co. [5/2012] for $14.99
Little, Brown & Co. 9½x6 hardcover [5/2012] for $17.85
Politics and The History Curriculum In Texas book edited by Keith A. Erekson  "Politics and the History Curriculum: The Struggle Over Standards In Texas and The Nation" [2012] Edited by Keith A. Erekson
Palgrave Macmillan 8½x5½ hardcover [6/2012] for $72.25
The Prophets of Smoked Meat / Journey Through Texas Barbecue book by Daniel Vaughn & Nicholas McWhirter  "The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue" [2013]
by Daniel Vaughn, with photographs by Nicholas McWhirter

Vaughn asserts that Texas barbecue comes in four distinct styles: hill country style (which uses direct heat), east Texas style (featuring hot links & sweet sauce), south Texas style (centered on barbacoa), and central Texas style (low and slow cooking, no sauce).
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins Publrs [5/2013] for $14.44
Anthony Bourdain/Ecco 9½x7¾ hardcover [5/2013] for $19.08
Texas on the Table book by Terry Thompson-Anderson & Sandy Wilson  
"Texas On The Table: People, Places, and Recipes Celebrating The Flavors of The Lone Star State" [2014]
by Terry Thompson-Anderson, Photographs by Sandy Wilson

Univ Texas Press 11¼x8½ hardcover [10/2014] for $25.99
Here Today, Gone Tamale mystery novel by Rebecca Adler / Gina Lee Nelson  "Here Today, Gone Tamale: A Taste of Texas Mystery" [2015]
by Rebecca Adler {Gina Lee Nelson} of Dallas, Texas

After being fired from her newspaper job in Austin, Josie Callahan and her Chihuahua, Lenny, slink back home to Broken Boot, Texas, and Josie accepts a waitress job at her aunt & uncle’s Tex-Mex restaurant. During preparations for the annual Wild West Festival, a local jewelry designer is found strangled outside the restaurant . . . {Recipes at the back of the book.}
Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin [12/2015] for $7.99
Berkley mass pb [12/2015] for $7.99
Sunset City mystery novel by Melissa Ginsburg   "Sunset City: A Novel" [2016] by Melissa Ginsburg
Charlotte's best friend Danielle was vibrant and yet an addict; after four years in prison, Danielle is determined to go straight, but she is brutally murdered. Grief-stricken Charlotte pursues answers in the underbelly of Houston . . .
Kindle Edition from Ecco/HarperCollins [4/2016] for $12.99
Ecco Press pb [DUE Jan 2017] for $15.99
Ecco Press 8¼x5½ hardcover [4/2016] for $19.86
Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch book by Jayme Lynn Blaschke   "Inside The Texas Chicken Ranch: The Definitive Account of The Best Little Wh*rehouse" [2016] by Jayme Lynn Blaschke
The Chicken Ranch was an illegal but tolerated brothel that operated from 1905 until 1973 a few miles east of La Grange in Fayette County, Texas. The popular business was immortalized in the hit 1978 Broadway musical "The Best Little Wh*rehouse In Texas" and the 1982 film adaptation starring Dolly Parton & Burt Reynolds.
Kindle Edition from The History Press [8/2016] for $6.49
The History Press 9x6 pb [8/2016] for $21.93

http://www.amazon.com/Early-Lubbock-Cultural-Paul-Cutter/dp/B002K7P240/
http://www.amazon.com/Zen-art-Texas-two-step-dancing/dp/B0006R76H2/
"The Eagle and The Raven" [1990] by James A. Michener

"Legendary Watering Holes: The Saloons That Made Texas Famous [8/2004]
by Richard F. Selcer, David Bowser, Nancy Hamilton & Chuck Parsons
http://www.amazon.com/Legendary-Watering-Holes-Saloons-Williams/dp/1585443360/

"The Texas Hamburger" [] by Rick Vanderpool

"Surf Texas" [3/2014] by Kenny Braun /0292757700/

"Passionate Nation: The Epic History of Texas" [] by historian James L. Haley

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Fox’s new Texas-based soap opera “Lone Star”
1980s TV series "Dallas"

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The Revisionaries documentary about Texas School Board  "The Revisionaries" documentary [Kino Lorber Oct 2012?]
"An enthralling look at the resistance to the theory of evolution among prominent members of the Texas Board of Education"; announced 7/2012: the film will open nationwide in early October, with Independent Lens (P.B.S.) broadcasting the film in early 2013, when it will also be released on DVD and across all major digital platforms Co-produced, co-written & directed by Scott Thurman; featuring creationist Don McLeroy, anti-education fundamentalist Cynthia Dunbar, progressive activist Kathy Miller, and scientist Ron Wetherington; won a Special Jury Prize for Best Documentary at Tribeca Film Festival
Kino Lorber Films widescreen color DVD [4/2013] for $17.35
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • watch trailer [2:04] at YouTube



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