Texas Almanac 2004-2005


Author: Dallas Morning News
Publisher: Dallas Morning News
ISBN: 9780914511342
Category: History
Page: 672
View: 1772
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Offers facts on the history, culture, people, economy, population, educational systems, politics, government, agriculture, science, arts, recreation, weather, and counties of Texas.

TEXAS ALMANAC 04-05-P


Author: Dallas Morning News
Publisher: Texas State Historical Assn
ISBN: 9780914511359
Category: History
Page: 672
View: 2720
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Presents a comprehensive Texas almanac that contains color maps, census records, and information on over thirty Spanish mission sites, the culture and environment of the state, holidays and county profiles, and much more.

TEXAS ALMANAC 04-05-P


Author: Dallas Morning News
Publisher: Texas State Historical Assn
ISBN: 9780914511359
Category: History
Page: 672
View: 9873
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Presents a comprehensive Texas almanac that contains color maps, census records, and information on over thirty Spanish mission sites, the culture and environment of the state, holidays and county profiles, and much more.

Texas Almanac 2012–2013


Author: Elizabeth Cruce Alvarez,Robert Plocheck
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 0876112572
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 736
View: 4111
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First published in 1857, the Texas Almanac has a long history of chronicling the Lone Star State and its residents. The Almanac's 66th edition is printed in full color and includes hundreds of photographs from every region of the state. Color maps of the state and each of its 254 counties show relief, major and minor roads, waterways, parks, and other attractions. Each county map is accompanied by a profile outlining that county's history, physical features, recreation, population, and economy. Special features in the 66th Edition include: • An article on the birth of the Austin music scene and the influence on it by legendary musician Willie Nelson, written by Nelson biographer Joe Nick Patoski. The Austin music scene is recognized worldwide through Austin City Limits, the longest running music program on American television. • A history of the Civil War in Texas to mark the 150th year since the beginning of that conflict. Composed by Texana writer Mike Cox, the article highlights the unique aspects of the war in Texas, such as the Great Hanging at Gainesville and the Battle of Palmito Ranch. • Newly released 2010 population figures. • A complete history of voter turnout in Texas going back to 1866. • A history of professional football in Texas. • Comprehensive lists of high school football and basketball championships, Texas Olympians, and Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The Texas Almanac 2012–2013 includes articles and data about: • history and government • population and demographics • the natural environment • sports and recreation • business and transportation • oil and minerals • agriculture • science and health • education • culture and the arts • obituaries of notable Texans • pronunciation guide to town and county names

Sutherland Springs, Texas

Saratoga on the Cibolo
Author: Richard B. McCaslin
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574416731
Category: History
Page: 288
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In Sutherland Springs, Texas, Richard B. McCaslin explores the rise and fall of this rural community near San Antonio primarily through the lens of its aspirations to become a resort spa town, because of its mineral water springs, around the turn of the twentieth century. Texas real estate developers, initially more interested in oil, brought Sutherland Springs to its peak as a resort in the early twentieth century, but failed to transform the farming settlement into a resort town. The decline in water tables during the late twentieth century reduced the mineral water flows, and the town faded. Sutherland Springs’s history thus provides great insights into the importance of water in shaping settlement. Beyond the story of resort spa aspirations lies a history of the community and its people itself. McCaslin provides a complete history of Sutherland Springs from early settlement through Civil War and into the twentieth century, its agricultural and oil-drilling exploits alongside its mineral water appeal, as well as a complete community history of the various settlers and owners of the springs/hotel.

Red State

An Insider's Story of How the GOP Came to Dominate Texas Politics
Author: Wayne Thorburn
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292759223
Category: Political Science
Page: 310
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In November 1960, the Democratic party dominated Texas. The newly elected vice president, Lyndon Johnson, was a Texan. Democrats held all thirty statewide elective positions. The state legislature had 181 Democrats and no Republicans or anyone else. Then fast forward fifty years to November 2010. Texas has not voted for a Democratic president since 1976. Every statewide elective office is held by Republicans. Representing Texas in Washington is a congressional delegation of twenty-five Republicans and nine Democrats. Republicans control the Texas Senate by a margin of nineteen to twelve and the Texas House of Representatives by 101 to 49. Red State explores why this transformation of Texas politics took place and what these changes imply for the future. As both a political scientist and a Republican party insider, Wayne Thorburn is especially qualified to explain how a solidly one-party Democratic state has become a Republican stronghold. He analyzes a wealth of data to show how changes in the state's demographics—including an influx of new residents, the shift from rural to urban, and the growth of the Mexican American population—have moved Texas through three stages of party competition, from two-tiered politics, to two-party competition between Democrats and Republicans, and then to the return to one-party dominance, this time by Republicans. His findings reveal that the shift from Democratic to Republican governance has been driven not by any change in Texans' ideological perspective or public policy orientation—even when Texans were voting Democrat, conservatives outnumbered liberals or moderates—but by the Republican party's increasing identification with conservatism since 1960.

Texas Almanac 2006-2007

Sesquicentennial Edition, 1857-2007
Author: Dallas Morning News
Publisher: Dallas Morning News
ISBN: 9780914511397
Category: Reference
Page: 168
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A resource on the life in Texas. This book includes articles and data about: history and government; population and demographics; the natural environment; parks and recreation; business and transportation; oil and minerals; agriculture; science and health; education; and culture and the arts.

Almanac of Architecture & Design, 2005


Author: James P. Cramer,Jennifer Evans Yankopolus
Publisher: Greenway Communications
ISBN: 9780967547794
Category: Architecture
Page: 748
View: 6510
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The Tribune Almanac and Political Register


Author: Horace Greeley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Almanacs, American
Page: N.A
View: 6004
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Student Almanac of Hispanic American History: From the California Gold Rush to today, 1849-present


Author: N.A
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313326073
Category: Almanacs, American
Page: 144
View: 9368
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Uses primary source documents, maps, charts, and statistics to trace the history and contributions of Hispanic Americans from their first travels across the Atlantic to the present day.

The Chicago Daily News Almanac and Year Book for ...


Author: George Edward Plumbe,James Langland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Almanacs, American
Page: N.A
View: 2857
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Dishonorable Passions

Sodomy Laws in America, 1861-2003
Author: William N. Eskridge Jr.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440631107
Category: History
Page: 528
View: 7207
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From the Pentagon to the wedding chapel, there are few issues more controversial today than gay rights. As William Eskridge persuasively demonstrates in Dishonorable Passions, there is nothing new about this political and legal obsession. The American colonies and the early states prohibited sodomy as the crime against nature, but rarely punished such conduct if it took place behind closed doors. By the twentieth century, America’s emerging regulatory state targeted degenerates and (later) homosexuals. The witch hunts of the McCarthy era caught very few Communists but ruined the lives of thousands of homosexuals. The nation’s sexual revolution of the 1960s fueled a social movement of people seeking repeal of sodomy laws, but it was not until the Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas (2003) that private sex between consenting adults was decriminalized. With dramatic stories of both the hunted (Walt Whitman and Margaret Mead) and the hunters (Earl Warren and J. Edgar Hoover), Dishonorable Passions reveals how American sodomy laws affected the lives of both homosexual and heterosexual Americans. Certain to provoke heated debate, Dishonorable Passions is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of sexuality and its regulation in the United States

Chicago Daily News Almanac and Year Book


Author: George Edward Plumbe,James Langland,Claude Othello Pike
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Almanacs, American
Page: N.A
View: 9722
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Oliver and Boyd's Edinburgh Almanac and National Repository ...


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Scotland
Page: N.A
View: 1546
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The Chicago Daily News Almanac and Year-Book


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 5843
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Courier-Journal Almanac


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Almanacs, American
Page: N.A
View: 438
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The Chicago Daily News Almanac and Year Book for ...


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Almanacs, American
Page: N.A
View: 6302
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The World Almanac & Book of Facts


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Almanacs, American
Page: N.A
View: 3923
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