Texas Politics 2015 2016

Texas Politics 2015 2016

14 (Spring 2002), 95–104. 11. Texas Almanac, 20142015 (Denton: Texas State Historical Association, 2014), 518–527, by count. The method of calculation may result in slight counting errors. Additional information on forms of government ...

Author: Charldean Newell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305537385

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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TEXAS POLITICS: IDEAL AND REALITY critically compares Texas government and politics to the concepts of democratic theory by raising three main themes: democratic ideals, conservatism, and conflict. Lively presentation of material encourages students to consider controversial issues and debates. In the 2015-2016 Edition, new policy coverage, updates reflecting the Texas legislative session that ended in June 2014, and new “Texas Politics and You” features that ask students to become directly involved in current and contentious issues, often through social media, keep this book cutting edge. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Political Science

Happy Days in Happy Texas

Happy Days in Happy  Texas

Texas Almanac. 2013. “Extreme Weather Conditions.” November 5, 2013. Accessed February 8, 2015. htpps://texasalmanac.com/topics/environment/extremeweather-records. Texas Almanac. 2014. “Texas Almanac: City Population History from ...

Author: Dr. Rickey L. Harman

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480878600

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 380

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It was the best of times; it was the happiest of times. Baby boomers, born in the latter part of the 1940s and into the 1950s, enjoyed an improved lifestyle after their parents survived the Great Depression and World War II. Parents could provide better lives for their children, especially for those who grew up in small communities like Happy, Texas, a small farming town in the Texas Panhandle thirty-five miles south of Amarillo and eighty-five miles north of Lubbock. The town’s moniker, “The Town Without a Frown,” really applied to these young people. In Happy Days in Happy, Texas, author Dr. Rickey L. Harman recounts his personal experiences to describe the great life these boomers enjoyed. Because of their parents’ improving financial conditions, kids in town and in the country experienced new modern conveniences such as telephones, indoor plumbing, central heat and refrigerated air, television, automobiles, and maybe their own bedroom. Harman examines the founding of this small community, describes what it was like growing up in Happy in the 1950s and 1960s, and discusses its gradual decline in the latter twentieth century.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Texas Landscape Project

The Texas Landscape Project

Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850 to 2010. http://www.texas almanac.com/sites/default/files/images/ ... accessed June 8, 2015. Texas State Data Center. 2014. Texas Population Projections Program: Data Downloads.

Author: David A. Todd

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781623493721

Category: Nature

Page: 520

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The Texas Landscape Project explores conservation and ecology in Texas by presenting a highly visual and deeply researched view of the widespread changes that have affected the state as its population and economy have boomed and as Texans have worked ever harder to safeguard its bountiful but limited natural resources. Covering the entire state, from Pineywoods bottomlands and Panhandle playas to Hill Country springs and Big Bend canyons, the project examines a host of familiar and not so familiar environmental issues. A companion volume to The Texas Legacy Project, this book tracks specific environmental changes that have occurred in Texas using more than 300 color maps, expertly crafted by cartographer Jonathan Ogren, and over 100 photographs that coalesce to fashion a broad portrait of the modern Texas landscape. The rich data, compiled by author David Todd, are presented in clearly written yet marvelously detailed text that gives historical context and contemporary statistics for environmental trends connected to the land, water, air, energy, and built world of the second-largest and second-most populated state in the nation. An engaging read for any environmentalist or conscientious citizen, The Texas Landscape Project provides a true sense of the grand scope of the Lone Star State and the high stakes of protecting it. To learn more about The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, sponsors of this book's series, please click here.
Categories: Nature

Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers

El Paso: Texas Western Press, University of Texas at El Paso, 1972. Aguirre, Jr., Adalberto, and Jonathan H. ... Six-Shooters and Shifting Sands: The Wild West Life of Texas Ranger Captain Frank Jones. ... Texas Almanac: 20142015.

Author: Bob Alexander

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574416916

Category: History

Page: 672

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Authors Bob Alexander and Donaly E. Brice grappled with several issues when deciding how to relate a general history of the Texas Rangers. Should emphasis be placed on their frontier defense against Indians, or focus more on their role as guardians of the peace and statewide law enforcers? What about the tumultuous Mexican Revolution period, 1910-1920? And how to deal with myths and legends such as One Riot, One Ranger? Texas Rangers: Lives, Legend, and Legacy is the authors’ answer to these questions, a one-volume history of the Texas Rangers. The authors begin with the earliest Rangers in the pre-Republic years in 1823 and take the story up through the Republic, Mexican War, and Civil War. Then, with the advent of the Frontier Battalion, the authors focus in detail on each company A through F, relating what was happening within each company concurrently. Thereafter, Alexander and Brice tell the famous episodes of the Rangers that forged their legend, and bring the story up through the twentieth century to the present day in the final chapters.
Categories: History

Victorian Texas Courthouses and County Histories in Post Cards

Victorian Texas Courthouses   and County Histories in Post Cards

Andrews, Michael, Historic Texas Courthouses, Pub. by Bright Sky Press, Albany, Texas 2006 Alvarez, Elizabeth Cruce, Editor, Texas Almanac 2014-2015, Pub. by Texas State Historical Association in China, 2014 Cummings, Joe, ...

Author: E. Barry Gray

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781483474410

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Victorian Texas Courthouses have been called the "architectural treasures of the state." Although they have a number of characteristics in common, such as the use of wrought iron, stained-glass, towers, turrets, and gingerbread, the architecture of the Victorian Era was not just one style but a collection of many styles. Coinciding with these architectural styles in Texas was the "golden age" of courthouse design and construction. The Victorian styles fit perfectly with the public's idea of what a grand "temple of justice" should say about the county's people and their values. These styles were ideal in that they could illustrate in stone and glass the power of government and law in society. Unfortunately, most of these great Victorian buildings are gone, but thankfully through vintage picture post cards we can still enjoy their architecture. This book is an attempt at the architectural preservation of Victorian Texas courthouses through the use of over one hundred vintage picture post cards.
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Tales of Texas Cooking

Tales of Texas Cooking

Sportsmen of Boggy Slough Hunting Club, 42 Spring Hotel Resort recipes, 22–24 squash, 355–356 St. Joseph High School, ... Texas A&I University, 78 Texas A&M University, 78,90, 105 Texas Almanac, 20142015 (Hatch), 7–8, 11, 59, 111, 137, ...

Author: Frances Brannen Vick

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574416183

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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According to Renaissance woman and Pepper Lady Jean Andrews, although food is eaten as a response to hunger, it is much more than filling one's stomach. It also provides emotional fulfillment. This is borne out by the joy many of us feel as a family when we get in the kitchen and cook together and then share in our labors at the dinner table. Food is comfort, yet it is also political and contested because we often are what we eat--meaning what is available and familiar and allowed. Texas is fortunate in having a bountiful supply of ethnic groups influencing its foodways, and Texas food is the perfect metaphor for the blending of diverse cultures and native resources. Food is a symbol of our success and our communion, and whenever possible, Texans tend to do food in a big way. This latest publication from the Texas Folklore Society contains stories and more than 120 recipes, from long ago and just yesterday, organized by the 10 vegetation regions of the state. Herein you'll find Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson’s Family Cake, memories of beef jerky and sassafras tea from John Erickson of Hank the Cowdog fame, Sam Houston's barbecue sauce, and stories and recipes from Roy Bedichek, Bob Compton, J. Frank Dobie, Bob Flynn, Jean Flynn, Leon Hale, Elmer Kelton, Gary Lavergne, James Ward Lee, Jane Monday, Joyce Roach, Ellen Temple, Walter Prescott Webb, and Jane Roberts Wood. There is something for the cook as well as for the Texan with a raft of takeaway menus on their refrigerator.
Categories: Social Science

Riding for the Lone Star

Riding for the Lone Star

Cantrell, Stephen F. Austin, 176; Texas Almanac, 20142015 (Denton: Texas State Historical Association, 2014), 52. Dewees, Letters, 115. Barker, Austin Papers, II: 1440–1442; James Haley, Passionate Nation: The Epic History of Texas ...

Author: Nathan A. Jennings

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574416350

Category: History

Page: 464

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The idea of Texas was forged in the crucible of frontier warfare between 1822 and 1865, when Anglo-Americans adapted to mounted combat north of the Rio Grande. This cavalry-centric arena, which had long been the domain of Plains Indians and the Spanish Empire, compelled an adaptive martial tradition that shaped early Lone Star society. Beginning with initial tactical innovation in Spanish Tejas and culminating with massive mobilization for the Civil War, Texas society developed a distinctive way of war defined by armed horsemanship, volunteer militancy, and short-term mobilization as it grappled with both tribal and international opponents. Drawing upon military reports, participants' memoirs, and government documents, cavalry officer Nathan A. Jennings analyzes the evolution of Texan militarism from tribal clashes of colonial Tejas, territorial wars of the Texas Republic, the Mexican-American War, border conflicts of antebellum Texas, and the cataclysmic Civil War. In each conflict Texan volunteers answered the call to arms with marked enthusiasm for mounted combat. Riding for the Lone Star explores this societal passion--with emphasis on the historic rise of the Texas Rangers--through unflinching examination of territorial competition with Comanches, Mexicans, and Unionists. Even as statesmen Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston emerged as influential strategic leaders, captains like Edward Burleson, John Coffee Hays, and John Salmon Ford attained fame for tactical success.
Categories: History

Texas Almanac 2014 2015

Texas Almanac 2014   2015

FEATURES OF THE TEXAS ALMANAC 2014–2015 • Sketches of eight historic ranches of Texas by Texana writer Mike Cox. • Article on the Texas art and artists by Houston businessman and art collector J.P. Bryan, who has amassed the world’s ...

Author: Elizabeth Cruce Alvarez

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781625110060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 752

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FEATURES OF THE TEXAS ALMANAC 2014–2015 • Sketches of eight historic ranches of Texas by Texana writer Mike Cox. • Article on the Texas art and artists by Houston businessman and art collector J.P. Bryan, who has amassed the world’s largest Texana collection. • Coverage of the 2012 elections, redistricting, and the 2012 Texas Olympic medalists. • An update on Major League Baseball in Texas. • Lists of sports champions — high school, college, and professional. MAJOR SECTIONS UPDATED FOR EACH EDITION • The Environment, including geology, plant life, wildlife, rivers, and lakes. • Weather highlights of the previous two years, plus a list of destructive weather dating from 1766. • Two-year Astronomical Calendar that shows moon phases, times of sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset, eclipses, and meteor showers. • Recreation, with details on state and national parks and forests, landmarks, and fairs and festivals. • Sports, including lists of high school football and basketball champions, professional sports teams, Texas Olympians, and Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees. • Counties section, with detailed county maps and profiles for Texas’s 254 counties. • Population figures from the 2010 US Census and State Data Center estimates as of 2012. • Comprehensive list of Texas Cities and Towns. • Politics, Elections, and information on Federal, State, and Local Governments. • Culture and the Arts, including a list of civic and religious Holidays. • Religion census of 2010 by denomination and adherents; breakdown on metro areas and counties. • Health and Science, with charts of vital statistics. • Education, including a complete list of colleges and universities, and UIL results. • Business and Transportation, with an expanded section on Oil and Gas. • Agriculture, including data on production of crops, fruits, vegetables, livestock, and dairy. • Obituaries of notable Texans. • Pronunciation Guide to Texas town and county names.
Categories: Business & Economics

Old Riot New Ranger

Old Riot  New Ranger

Texas Rangers: Lives, Legend, and Legacy. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2017. Alvarez, Elizabeth, ed. The Texas Almanac, 20142015. Denton: Texas State Historical Association, 2014. Anderson Gary C. The Conquest of Texas: ...

Author: Bob Alexander

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574417401

Category: History

Page: 544

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Award-winning author Bob Alexander presents a biography of 20th-century Ranger Captain Jack Dean, who holds the distinction of being one of only five men to serve in both the Officer’s Corps of the Rangers and also as a President-appointed United States Marshal. Jack Dean’s service in Texas Ranger history occurred at a time when the institution was undergoing a philosophical revamping and restructuring, all hastened by America’s Civil Rights Movement, landmark decisions handed down by the United States Supreme Court, zooming advances in forensic technology, and focused efforts designed to diversify and professionalize the Rangers. His job choice caused him to circulate in the duplicitous underworld of dishonesty and criminality where twisted self-interest overrode compliance with societal norms. His biography is packed with true-crime calamities: double murders, single murders, negligent homicides, suicides, jailbreaks, manhunts, armed robberies and home invasions, kidnappings, public corruption, sexual assaults, illicit gambling, car-theft rings, dope smuggling, and arms trafficking.
Categories: History

Big Wonderful Thing

Big Wonderful Thing

A History of Texas Stephen Harrigan ... Handbook of Texas Online, February 10, 2016; modified January 26, 2017. https://tshaonline. org/handbook/online/articles/fte41. Acheson, Sam Hanna. ... Texas Almanac, 20142015.

Author: Stephen Harrigan

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292759510

Category: History

Page: 944

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The story of Texas is the story of struggle and triumph in a land of extremes. It is a story of drought and flood, invasion and war, boom and bust, and of the myriad peoples who, over centuries of conflict, gave rise to a place that has helped shape the identity of the United States and the destiny of the world. “I couldn’t believe Texas was real,” the painter Georgia O’Keeffe remembered of her first encounter with the Lone Star State. It was, for her, “the same big wonderful thing that oceans and the highest mountains are.” Big Wonderful Thing invites us to walk in the footsteps of ancient as well as modern people along the path of Texas’s evolution. Blending action and atmosphere with impeccable research, New York Times best-selling author Stephen Harrigan brings to life with novelistic immediacy the generations of driven men and women who shaped Texas, including Spanish explorers, American filibusters, Comanche warriors, wildcatters, Tejano activists, and spellbinding artists—all of them taking their part in the creation of a place that became not just a nation, not just a state, but an indelible idea. Written in fast-paced prose, rich with personal observation and a passionate sense of place, Big Wonderful Thing calls to mind the literary spirit of Robert Hughes writing about Australia or Shelby Foote about the Civil War. Like those volumes it is a big book about a big subject, a book that dares to tell the whole glorious, gruesome, epically sprawling story of Texas.
Categories: History