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Texas General Land Office Focuses On Protecting the State’s Coastline from the Next Big Storm

Posted on · The Texas General Land Office was founded to figure out who owned what and where after the Texians and Tejanos won independence from Mexico. Today, the office looks after state land, the Alamo, helps with recovery after natural disasters, funds public education, provides benefits to veterans and manages the Texas coastline. It’s that last task that […]

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Texas Rising: How Badly Does the Series Mangle State’s History? Does it Matter?

Posted on · Earlier this month, the History Channel wrapped up Texas Rising, a 10-hour miniseries based on the Texas Revolution against Mexico. Stephen Harrigan is a writer at large for Texas Monthly. He’s been chronicling his thoughts about the miniseries for the publication. He spoke with Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin before the series finale about the historical […]