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Texas Hillstory Podcast

Oct 27, 2019

In 1826, an Anglo American colonist in the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas (Texas) declared his colony to be a free and independent nation called the Republic of Fredonia. He failed miserably, but his efforts caused the Mexcian government to grow suspicious of the new settlers from America. In an effort to halt any...


Oct 7, 2018

On October 2, 1835, Anglo-American settlers in the small town of Gonzales, located in the northern region of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas fought Mexican forces to retain possession of a small bronze cannon. The cannon, on-loan from the Mexican government, was ordered to be turned over to authorities so that...


Sep 28, 2018

Welcome back for Season Two of the Texas Hillstory Podcast!

Episode 1 is the conclusion of a two-part series that began with the final episode of Season 1 in which we discussed the First Texans and the Native American tribes that inhabited the state.

In this episode, we begin with the hunter-gatherer Western...


Jun 5, 2018

The first in at least a two-part series on the First Texans and the Native American tribes that inhabited the state. In this episode, I talk about how early man crossed the land bridge that connected Asia and North America and slowly made their way to Texas nearly 12,000 years ago. I also, begin talking about the tribes...


May 24, 2018

This is the first of my mini-episodes that will appear between regular, longer episodes. This episode is a short history of Cedar Hill. A small rural community that over time was consumed by the sprawling suburbia of Dallas, Texas. From killer tornados to nudists and devil worshipers - Cedar Hill has ... okay,...