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Texas Originals

Novelist Billy Lee Brammer

Posted on A journalist, turned political aide, who found fame as a novelist. His book, The Gay Place is a work of fiction, but it captures Texas politics like no other novel.

Texas Originals

Susanna Dickinson, Survivor Of The Battle of the Alamo

Posted on One of the few survivors of the Battle of the Alamo. As the smoke was still rising from the mission, Mexican General Santa Ana dispatched Dickinson to the city of Gonzales to warn fellow Texians of the strength of the Mexican forces, sparking the "Runaway Scrape."