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What Did ‘Dallas’ Mean To Texas And The World?

Mar 30, 2018

From Texas Standard.

In 1978, the CBS TV network took a chance on broadcasting a five-episode miniseries about the schemes and struggles of a Texas family. Five shows – that’s all there were 40 years ago. But people loved it. So, CBS brought the series back for 24 more episodes. By then, America was hooked.

From Texas Standard.

Loteria is a game that is very dear to some, and completely unfamiliar to others. In the U.S., Loteria is known as “Mexican Bingo.” To win, participants must mark the images called out by the cantador or caller, of the game. Once a player completes a line of four squares, that person yells out “Loteria!”

As Easter and Passover approach, University of Connecticut music professor Robert Stephens joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss the evolution of gospel music, from African rhythms to the Hammond organ that characterizes the popular “Brooklyn sound” in churches today.

Interview Highlights

On how gospels grew out of spirituals

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada

The San Pedro Creek Improvements Project got some unwelcome news, according to the San Antonio River Authority, which manages the project.

SARA’s public art curator Carrie Brown said that unwelcome news centers around the cost overruns for a large 45-foot-tall by 20-feet-wide piece of art titled "Plethora," which was commissioned by the county in celebration of the tricentennial.


From Texas Standard.

Legend has it that the Easter Bunny has its origins in Fredericksburg, which explains why the city is preparing for a major annual event this weekend: the Easter Fires of Fredericksburg Pageant.

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