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Cabinet Appointments with Texas Ties — What Will it Mean for Us?

Posted on · President-elect Donald Trump has named former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to head the Department of Energy. The announcement comes on the heels of another appointment — Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State for the Trump administration. We discuss what these appointments could mean for Texas and the nation with Brandon Rottinghaus, political science professor […]

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Oveta Culp Hobby: An Unsung Figure in Texas History

Posted on · We learn about one of the unsung women in Texas history: Oveta Culp Hobby. Author Debra Winegarten says Hobby’s story is often overshadowed by others in her famous family (her husband was former Texas Governor William P. Hobby, for whom Hobby Airport is named). Winegarten discusses her biography Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist. Oveta Culp Hobby was […]