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.
Posted on She was the only daughter of Texas Governor Jim Hogg. She became known as "The First Lady of Texas." She was an arts patron and philanthropist.
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.
Posted on He's a a long-time congressman and civil rights pioneer.
Posted on He is known as one of Texas' most significant historians and scholars.
Posted on James Leonard Farmer Jr. was a civil rights activist and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement. He pushed for nonviolent protest against segregation alongside Martin Luther King Jr.