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Behind The Story of The Christmas Mountains

Posted on · The Christmas Mountains are a desert mountain range in the Trans-Pecos region of west Texas adjacent to Big Bend National Park. Last Fall, the state tried to sell the mountains, but that brought out such a storm of protest that the sale was stopped. The matter remains unresolved. KUHF correspondent Wayne Bell takes a look into the history and significance of this spot on the map.

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The Voice of Lady Bird Johnson

Posted on · With her passing, we lose a unique American voice. Wayne Bell remembers Lady Bird Johnson, and some of her pearls of wisdom. This is a weekend of remembrance and mourning here in Texas. At this hour, people are filing through the Great Hall at the LBJ Library in Austin, paying their last respects to Lady […]

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60th Anniversary of the Texas City Disaster

Posted on · Devastation and death were in the headlines 60 years ago today when the town of Texas City literally blew up. But now, in the post 9/11 world, survivors want to tell us something better about those dark times. Wayne Bell reports. (Sound of outdoor MEMORIAL CEREMONY: wind, birds, PA voice: “Henry Baumgartner, Fire Chief.” Bell […]

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Ain’t No More Sugar in Sugar Land

Posted on · There’s a Texas town named for the product it makes. Outside the state it’s known for its powerful Congressman, Tom DeLay, but for generations of Texans, Sugar Land has meant….sugar. Now, things have changed. In December of 2002, Imperial Sugar announced it would close its Texas refinery.As of 2003, there’s no more sugar in Sugar […]