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Texas A&M University
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 199

Texas A&M University

This expanded edition of Texas A&M University: A Pictorial History gives a panoramic view of Texas A&M, from its infancy as a college with forty-eight agricultural and mechanical (engineering) students to today's diverse campus of more than forty thousand students. Captured in full-color photographs are the modern university, its buildings, its far-reaching programs, and its students. The book is also a gallery of Aggie greats—on the battlefields of five wars; on the athletic fields; in industry, agriculture, science, and civic leadership. Historical photos show visits by Presidents William H. Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and George H. W. Bush; preparations for military actions of World Wa...

The Book of Texas Bays
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

The Book of Texas Bays

In a dazzling tribute to the Texas coast, conservationist and lawyer Jim Blackburn has teamed with photographer Jim Olive to give us the most intimate and important portrait yet of Texas bays and of those who work for their wise use and preservation. While giving life and sustenance to plants, animals, and people, the bays and estuaries of Texas have other stories to tell—about freshwater inflows, deep port construction, disappearing oyster beds, beach resorts, industrial pollution, and more. At a certain point, each story brings opposing forces into the courtroom for vigorous debates on the future of some of our most valuable and irreplaceable resources. The Book of Texas Bays is a personal account of legal battles won and lost, but it is also a fine work of natural history by someone who has a deep spiritual connection to the Texas coast and all it has to offer. Jim Olive’s stunning photographs present us with a dramatic perspective of our relationship with the Gulf and remind us of both the grandness and the fragility of our coastal treasures.

Aggies By The Sea
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 236

Aggies By The Sea

Aggies by the Sea tells the story of Texas A&M University at Galveston, an unusual educational institution that began operation in 1962 as a maritime academy with only twenty-three students and now enrolls more than 1600 undergraduates studying the sciences, technology, business, and cultural aspects of the sea. Ninety-one photographs portray the growth of the Galveston school from its humble beginnings to what it is today: a four-year university, nationally prominent for its focus on the world's oceans. Filled with lively anecdotes, reminiscences, and biographical sidebars, this lavishly illustrated book presents history with a bounce. While its appeal will be targeted to those who have passed through Galveston's program, the record it preserves also records an important chapter in the story of the state of Texas' public university armada.

Black Churches in Texas
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 253

Black Churches in Texas

In this book, the author catalogues 375 black congregations, each at least one hundred years old, in the parts of Texas where most blacks were likely to have settled -- east of Interstate Highway 35 and from the Red River to the Gulf of Mexico. Ninety-nine counties are divided into five regions: Central Texas, East Texas, the Gulf Coast, North Texas, and South Texas.

The Courthouses of Texas
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

The Courthouses of Texas

A county courthouse stands not only as the center of government, but also as the center of civic pride. Some with stately towers and arched doors or windows, some with high brick chimneys and mansard roofs, some in modern concrete and glass, the 254 courthouses of Texas provide an invitation to public life, a testament to the ideal of justice, and an introduction to period architecture. It is no wonder, then, that many tourists each year visit these edifices. This new edition of a classic, indispensable, full-color guide—a true collector’s item for Texas history fans—will help travelers choose which courthouses they want to add to their trips and view them knowledgeably. For each count...

Texas, A Modern History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 237

Texas, A Modern History

Since its publication in 1989, Texas, A Modern History has established itself as one of the most readable and reliable general histories of Texas. David McComb paints the panorama of Lone Star history from the earliest Indians to the present day with a vigorous brush that uses fact, anecdote, and humor to present a concise narrative. The book is designed to offer an adult reader the savor of Texan culture, an exploration of the ethos of its people, and a sense of the rhythm of its development. Spanish settlement, the Battle of the Alamo, the Civil War, cattle trails, oil discovery, the growth of cities, changes in politics, the Great Depression, World War II, recreation, economic expansion, ...

Rare Plants of Texas
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 640

Rare Plants of Texas

Since 1987, more than 225 species have been identified and described as endangered, imperiled, or declining. Complete with photographs, line drawings, and county maps, this book describes the officially listed, candidate, and species-of-concern plants in Texas. Individual accounts include information on distribution, habitat, physical description, flowering time, federal and state status, similar species, and published references.

The Texas Indians
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 293

The Texas Indians

During an excavation in the 1950s, the bones of a prehistoric woman were discovered in Midland County, Texas. Archaeologists dubbed the woman “Midland Minnie.” Some believed her age to be between 20,000 and 37,000 years, making her remains the oldest ever found in the Western Hemisphere. While the accuracy of this date remains disputed, the find, along with countless others, demonstrates the wealth of human history that is buried beneath Texas soil. By the time the Europeans arrived in Texas in 1528, Native Texans included the mound-building Caddos of East Texas; Karankawas and Atakapas who fished the Texas coast; town-dwelling Jumanos along the Rio Grande; hunting-gathering Coahuiltecan...

Texas A & M
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 265

Texas A & M

Many Texas A&M fans can tell you exactly where they were when Branndon Stewart hit Sirr Parker for a 32-yard touchdown pass that stunned the college football world and propelled the Aggies to the 1998 Big 12 championship. In Texas A&M: Where Have You Gone? 31 former football greats at A&M recall their fondest memories and finest moments in an Aggies uniform. Author Rusty Burson goes one step further to deliver the rest of the story. He catches up with the former collegians and describes how their experiences in Aggieland shaped their lives after their final down had been played. As a bonus, Texas A&M: Where Have You Gone? also catches up with 10 non-football Aggies, including one woman.

Chasing Birds Across Texas
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 269

Chasing Birds Across Texas

The author tells of his trek across thousands of miles of Texas territory to explore nearly five hundred different species of birds and their habitats.