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Cabeza de Vaca: The First Texas Tourist

The first person to waltz across Texas – okay, waltz is the wrong word (just tipping my hat to Ernest Tubb there). The first European to walk across Texas was Cabeza de Vaca. And he did it barefoot and mostly naked. Why? We shall see. His full name was Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca. Bet…

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Texas Standard: September 21, 2015

Pope Francis won’t be coming anywhere near South Texas, but his visit this week strikes close to home for many. Also, what’s the lowest price for gas you saw all weekend? And Is it time to lift the seventies era ban on US oil exports? And a 17 minute lost recording rediscovered in Texas -reminiscences…

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Texas Standard: June 22, 2015

After protests and hunger strikes freedom for scores of south Texas detainees…congressman Joaquin Castro joins us. $300 million in spending cuts…with the stroke of the governor’s pen. We’ll hear what got dropped over the weekend, and what it means for the bigger picture. Using well water in the Barnett shale could be hazardous to your…

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