Texas

Shelley Kofler / Texas Public Radio

Thanks to Hollywood, most Americans have seen a few frontier firearms.

In the movie “Unforgiven,” Clint Eastwood’s character wielded a 10-gauge double barrel shotgun as he tracked down the town bully, Little Bill.

James Arness, as Sheriff Matt Dillon on “Gunsmoke,” holstered a Colt .45 as he brought bad guys to justice.

John Wayne’s Davey Crockett blasted away with a Kentucky Flintlock as he tried to defend the Alamo.

Now, at the Alamo, an exhibit with more than four dozen weapons tells the story of frontier firearms, how they evolved from single-shot Flintlocks in 1836 at the siege of the Alamo, to modern weapons just 40 years later.

Chris Eudaily / TPR News

The state of Texas is making a major change to the management of the iconic landmark the Alamo. The General Land Office is ending its contract with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to run the Shrine of Texas Liberty.

The state of Texas is making a major change to the management of the iconic landmark the Alamo. The General Land Office is ending its contract with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to run the Shrine of Texas Liberty.

Report: Texas Population to Double by 2050

Mar 6, 2015

From the Texas Tribune: Texas' population is expected to double by 2050 to 54.4 million people, according to projections released Thursday by the state demographer.

That increase will largely be due to more people moving to the state, rather than just by Texans having more children, according to the report by State Demographer Lloyd Potter and his staff. Migration patterns are expected to "substantially alter the future age structure of Texas," the report found.

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AUSTIN — All 20 Texas Senate Republicans sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama demanding more flexibility for their state to administer Medicaid — but also vowing that, without it, expanding the program under the White House’s signature health care law remains “not worth discussing.”

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