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The Complex Life of the Father of Texas

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We don’t hear as much about Stephen F. Austin as we do some of the others who helped found Texas, especially Sam Houston, who has about as many biographies as Abraham Lincoln. Houston was colorful and unpredictable. All Austin did was work, and for most of his short adult life he labored to create Texas out of thousands of miles of wilderness and a few land grants.
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Cartoonists of Texas

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Some of the great early-day cartoonists were either Texans or they spent enough time here to get inspired by everything from cowboys and Indians to dinosaurs. The state provided rich material not only for esteemed writers, painters and musicians, but also for cartoonists, who made significant contributions to the state's arts and entertainment despite their forced absence, in academia, from the grown-ups' table.
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Showdowns Without Shootouts

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Two of the most famous showdowns from the fabled era of the gunfighter might or might not have taken place and involved (or didn’t) some of the most iconic names of the Old West: Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, and notorious Texas gunslingers John Wesley Hardin and Clay Allison.
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The Gang That Couldn’t Think Straight

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One of the best-known outlaws of the late 19th century was also one of the worst, if by worst you mean "inept" and "unsuccessful" rather than “dangerous” or “feared.”
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The Demise of Davy Crockett’s Grandson

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David Crockett, Davy's grandson, died in the saddle.
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