Texas History http://tpr.org en Explore Local History On A Hill Country Magical History Tour http://tpr.org/post/explore-local-history-hill-country-magical-history-tour <p>It’s a program created by the Patrick Heath Public Library in Boerne and it’s got a very retro feel. Hearkening back to the Beatles album, it's called the Magical History Tour.</p><p>“What we are trying to do is to introduce our patrons, and anyone else who’s interested, to the history of the region," said Heath librarian Robin Stauber. To do so they’ve created these tours, and Stauber said they have gone all over the place. &nbsp;</p><p>“We’ve been to New Braunfels, we’ve been to Bandera, we’ve been to Castroville, we've been into San Antonio to do some things there,” Stauber said.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:03:38 +0000 Jack Morgan 34721 at http://tpr.org Explore Local History On A Hill Country Magical History Tour The History Of Early Texas Photography http://tpr.org/post/history-early-texas-photography <p><em>*This show is a rebroadcast of the April 18, 2014 episode of Texas Matters</em></p><p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> Dive into the hidden history of early Texas photographs with Lawrence T. Jones, III, whose new book, "Lens on the Texas Frontier," presents a stunning look at life in early Texas.</p><p></p><ul><li><strong><a href="http://tpr.org/post/history-early-texas-photography-1840s-1900">Click here for an expanded post with additional text and pictures </a></strong></li></ul> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:30:28 +0000 David Martin Davies 34152 at http://tpr.org The History Of Early Texas Photography How A Battle In Kendall County Changed The American West http://tpr.org/post/how-battle-kendall-county-changed-american-west <p></p><p>A pivotal historic event happened about 40 miles north of San Antonio, and odds are you’ve never heard of it. It’s called the Battle of Walker’s Creek. Historian and author Sam Gwynne (he writes as S.C. Gwynne) describes it this way.</p><p>"It was a major change in the way that Indian warfare was conducted," Gwynne said. "And the story behind it is one of the great stories of the American West."</p><p>As he details, that story centers around Texas Ranger Jack Hays.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:49:07 +0000 Jack Morgan 32588 at http://tpr.org How A Battle In Kendall County Changed The American West The History Of Early Texas Photography (From 1840s-1900) http://tpr.org/post/history-early-texas-photography-1840s-1900 <p>Texas Matters: Dive into the hidden history of early Texas photographs with <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawrence T. Jones, III, whose new book "Lens on the Texas Frontier" presents a stunning look at life in early Texas</span>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The photograph collection of Lawrence T. Jones, III, is Texas history as you’ve never seen it before.</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 David Martin Davies 30219 at http://tpr.org The History Of Early Texas Photography (From 1840s-1900) SBOE Takes Next Step In Creating Mexican-American Studies Class http://tpr.org/post/sboe-takes-next-step-creating-mexican-american-studies-class <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last Thursday, April 10, the Texas State Board of Education approved the creation of a new state elective course, which includes a class in Mexican-American studies.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> The board is now calling on book publishers to submit new textbooks for these courses.</span></p><p>School districts already had permission to create these special interest courses, but many districts wanted to give these courses some teeth.</p><p>Marisa Perez, an SBOE member from San Antonio, said that started with the creation of course standards.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:55:56 +0000 Ryan Poppe 30010 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Legacy Of The 'Red Scare' In Texas http://tpr.org/post/source-legacy-red-scare-texas <p></p><p>When "Red Scare: Right-Wing Hysteria, Fifties Fanaticism, and Their Legacy in Texas" was first published in 1985 it won the Texas State Historical Society's prize for best book on Texas History.</p><p>Now nearly 30 years later, it has been republished by the University of Texas Press and is still resounds with the ideas of political messaging, group think and the darker parts of our common history.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:09:14 +0000 Paul Flahive 29001 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Legacy Of The 'Red Scare' In Texas Bill Sinkin, Father Of Hemisfair, A Life Well Lived http://tpr.org/post/bill-sinkin-father-hemisfair-life-well-lived <p>San Antonio is mourning the loss of one of its brightest stars. An assistant said Bill Sinkin passed away peacefully Monday evening, to the tunes of The Beatles' “Here Comes the Sun,” surrounded by family and friends.&nbsp;</p><p>His many friends say&nbsp;Sinkin’s spirit will live on in them and in his widespread contributions to San Antonio.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:38:55 +0000 Eileen Pace 26156 at http://tpr.org Bill Sinkin, Father Of Hemisfair, A Life Well Lived Should Creationism Be Taught In Texas Schools? One Charter System Already Does http://tpr.org/post/should-creationism-be-taught-texas-schools-one-charter-system-already-does <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> "Demand response" is helping alleviate drain on Texas power grids. All the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor say they support teaching creationism in Texas public schools and one charter system is defying a Supreme Court ruling by doing just that. Also on this show: Same-sex marriage in Texas? And the new Texas Almanac is out.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:41:38 +0000 David Martin Davies 25980 at http://tpr.org Should Creationism Be Taught In Texas Schools? One Charter System Already Does The Source: Hungry Kids Don't Learn | A Changing Texas Brings Big Challenges http://tpr.org/post/source-hungry-kids-dont-learn-changing-texas-brings-big-challenges <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas students are coming to class hungry, an estimated </span><a href="http://frac.org/pdf/School_Breakfast_Scorecard_SY_2012_2013.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">1.5 million kids across the state</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> participate in breakfast in the classroom programs. Texas requires any district with over 10 percent of kids qualifying for free and reduced lunches to offer breakfast as well, and the results are fed kids who can concentrate on their work.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:34:04 +0000 Paul Flahive 25908 at http://tpr.org The Source: Hungry Kids Don't Learn | A Changing Texas Brings Big Challenges Conservation Society Seminar For Teachers Covers Local/Alamo History http://tpr.org/post/conservation-society-seminar-teachers-covers-localalamo-history <p>The San Antonio Conservation Society is taking reservations for its annual seminar for school teachers to earn education credits. The class is open to teachers of all subjects in Bexar County and surrounding counties.</p><p>This year’s teacher education seminar is titled History - Hijinks &amp; Haunts: The Treasures of Alamo Plaza.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:56:16 +0000 Eileen Pace 25013 at http://tpr.org Conservation Society Seminar For Teachers Covers Local/Alamo History