First Lone Star State: A Texas Brag Book by Helen Bryant

By Helen Bryant

Bragging is a long-cherished culture within the Lone famous person nation. however the truth is Texas does have extra distinct humans, areas, occasions, innovations, and items - the 1st, biggest, or in basic terms consultant in their variety - than the other kingdom within the Union. TEXAS can boast of: the tallest capitol development (seven ft taller than the Washington capitol, the largest nation reasonable, tallest ferris wheel (Dallas), the 1st air-conditioned domed stadium (Houston), the 1st U.S. Air Base (San Antonio), the main Dairy Queens, and lots more and plenty extra!

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First Television Series Filmed in Texas Television station KLRN-TV (later KLRU-TV) in Austin began filming "Austin City Limits" in 1974; Willie Nelson starred on that first show. A year later station executives sold the program to the Public Broadcasting System, where it has remained ever since. "Austin City Limits" is credited with launching or expanding the careers of many country and western singers. First Edition of "48 Hours" Wharton-born CBS newscaster Dan Rather launched "48 Hours" in January 1988, with a broadcast from Dallas' Parkland Hospital, a program watched by nearly twenty-six million viewers.

Wright began work on the Kalita Humphreys Theater of the Dallas Theater Center in 1955 but it was not completed until after his death. The monolithic structure on Turtle Creek has the spare simple lines that were the architect's trademark. " Much of the interior proved unworkable and was remodeled in 1984. Wright was born in Wisconsin and worked as a draftsman for the renowned Louis Henri Sullivan before establishing his own studio in Illinois. His specialty in the Page 17 early years was the Prairie Style of architecture, quite a departure from the various Victorians.

The state capitol recently underwent an extensive restoration and expansion.  McLeroy) Page 10 Oldest Medical School Building West of the Mississipi/Only Texas Building on AIA's 100 Best List/First Building in Texas with Electric Lighting The Texas Legislature finally appropriated money for the University of Texas in Austin in 1881 but specified that its medical school had to be in a different city. That fall, voters overwhelmingly chose Galveston, Texas' largest city, as the site of the Medical Department.

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