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4:12 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

How The Death Of A 12-Year-Old Changed The City Of Dallas

Twelve-year-old Santos Rodriguez was shot and killed by a police officer in Dallas on July 24, 1973.
Courtesy of the Dallas Mexican American Historical League

Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 6:21 pm

Forty years ago, thousands of Mexican-Americans in Dallas, Texas came together for a protest at city hall. Four days earlier, a white police officer had shot and killed 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez. The death of Rodriguez sparked a riot. Eventually, it later spurred change that led to political representation and more Mexican-Americans on the police force.

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Texas News Roundup
3:02 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

What's Happening Across The State: News From Texas NPR Affilitates For Dec. 10

National Public Radio

Take a quick look at a few of the top stories from around the state from the latest Houston economic numbers to hunting for Christmas trees in Marfa, and more...

From High Plains Public Radio in Amarillo:

Oh By Gosh By Golly: Growing Holly in Texas

"It's time for mistletoe and holly, but here on the High Plains, the only place you are likely to see this traditional holiday plant is on cards and wrapping paper."

From KUT News in Austin:

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Texas News Roundup
11:38 am
Thu December 6, 2012

What's Happening Across The State: News From Texas NPR Affilitates

National Public Radio

Take a quick look at some of the top stories across Texas, from a High Plains history lesson to Special Olympics training in Austin, and more...

From High Plains Public Radio in Amarillo and the Panhandle:

"A major U.S. Highway that runs through Western Kansas (U.S. Hwy. 83) began as a rough trail that connected various boomtowns who were waiting for the railroads that ultimately passed them by."

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Linguistics
3:47 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Texas Twang Fixin' To Ride Off Into The Sunset

Lyndon Johnson, then the vice president-elect, with a prize-winning Hereford bull on his ranch near Johnson City, Texas, in 1960. Linguists say the twang that has long been synonymous with Texans is fading.
AP

Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 7:25 pm

When most people think of Texas — and what makes a Texan — one of the first things that might come to mind is the way Lyndon Johnson or the late Gov. Ann Richards spoke.

But these days, "talking Texan" sounds a whole lot different than it did just a few decades ago.

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Texas News Roundup
1:35 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

What's Happening Across The State: News From Texas NPR Affilitates

Wikipedia Commons

Take a quick look at some of the top stories from across Texas, from phony Salvation Army bell ringers in Austin to a formal border crossing opening inside Big Bend National Park, and more...

From High Plains Public Radio in Amarillo and the Panhandle:

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Texas News Roundup
1:21 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

What's Happening Across The State: News From Texas NPR Affilitates

Wikipedia Commons

Take a quick look at some of the top stories from across Texas, from a look into the Dust Bowl photo archive to a look back at Larry Hagman's career, and more...

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