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The Battleship TEXAS: A Century of Service

USS Texas (BB35) has had an illustrious career from its commissioning in March 1914 to her position in the 21stcentury. She served during World War I in the North Sea and escorted war convoys across the Atlantic during World War II. Texas now serves as a museum and memorial ship at the San Jacinto Battleground State…

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WWII's First Hero: the Story of Doris Miller

Doris Miller, the son of an impoverished sharecropper, was born in McLennan County, Texas. During the Depression, he took the only job that he could find: the Navy. There, in common with all black recruits, he was assigned to the messman branch, making the beds, shining the shoes, and serving the meals of white officers.…

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Noon Lecture-San Felipe: It's Not Just a Street in Houston

San Felipe: It’s Not Just a Street in Houston by Bryan McAuley The Heritage Society Tea Room Free for members, $5 for non-members San Felipe de Austin, the headquarters town of Stephen F. Austin’s Colony in Mexico ultimately became one of the great “lost” stories of early Texas history. The town itself was lost to…

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