Posted on He was a filmmaker who made his mark in the movies. His career included the highest grossing silent film of all time.
Posted on He was an author who love the outdoors. His most influential works were defined by the natural world of Texas.
Posted on They were two iconic collectors and curators of art. The Menil Collection remains true to their vision of art as a spiritual pursuit.
Posted on He was born a slave, but through education and hard work, became a civic and political force in the years following Reconstruction.
Posted on She was a pioneering and award winning author and poet. She said her stories were "true in the way a work of fiction should be true, created out of all the scattered particles of life."
Posted on He was a folklorist and teacher who spent most of his life writing about the culture of the west. Many of his writings and books were about life in Texas.
Posted on He was an influential political and military figure in the Texas Revolution and in the early days of the Republic of Texas.
Posted on She was a real person who lived a life that was portrayed and exaggerated in film. Belle was a fast-living, hard-driving woman who became known as the "Bandit Queen."
Posted on Chancellor of the University of Texas and world-class collector of books. The Ransom Center at UT is part of his legacy.
Posted on He commanded the Ranger Battalion on D-Day that scaled the 100-foot cliffs of Normandy. After the war, he came home to serve in many roles including president of Texas A&M University.
Posted on A folklorist whose love of music led to a lifelong mission of collecting and recording folk songs performed in almost every state.
Posted on A novelist who penned many award winning books with western themes. One of those novels was turned into the 1952 big screen classic, Giant.
Posted on A controversial novel with an anonymous author marks the beginning of a diverse career as a novelist, folklorist and catcher of songs.
Posted on One of the first professional sculptors in Texas. The statues of Sam Houston and Stephen F Austin, on display in the State Capitol Building, are examples of her remarkable work.
Posted on The Navy hero guided Allied forces to victory in the Pacific Ocean in World War II. Nimitz coordinated the offensive that brought the Japanese to unconditional surrender.