The Maceo Family Empire- Galveston’s Very Own Mob Duo

When you hear about the mob, most people picture Boston, Las Vegas, or New York. Most people don’t picture Galveston, Texas. One of the most successful mob duos ever, Sam and Rose Maceo, made their name in the “Ellis Island of the West” and their reputation lives on. Resources: Galveston’s Maceo Family Empire: Bootlegging and…

Bob “Daddy-O” Wade

Bob “Daddy-O” Wade created some unmistakable Texas landmarks with his art. Though he passed at the end of 2019, his creations live on. Resources: https://texashighways.com/travel-news/the-death-of-artist-bob-daddy-o-wade-leaves-a-texas-size-hole-in-the-lone-star-art-world/ https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2015/9/record-holder-profile-video-bob-wade-and-the-largest-cowboy-boot-sculpture-395634 https://bobwade.com/ https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/arts/2019-12-27/in-memoriam-bob-daddy-o-wade/

The Texas Pledge of Allegiance

Each morning school kids in the United States start their day with not just one, but two pledges in Texas. Why do we have our own Pledge? Listen to find out. Resources for this episode: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ref/abouttx/flagpledge.html https://www.texastribune.org/2018/09/25/ken-paxton-texas-law-student-stand-pledge-allegiance-/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Texas https://study.com/academy/lesson/texas-flag-pledge-history-words.html https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/texas/article/College-student-shook-by-Texas-pledge-says-10947803.php https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Why-do-public-school-students-say-the-Texas-1823148.php

The Prestige and Drama of the Pearl Brewery

Today the Pearl District of San Antonio is a trendy spot to live and enjoy the nightlife. However, this was once the largest brewery in San Antonio, and Texas as a whole. The story involves murder, mental institutions, shady business deals, and redemption. Resources: Pearl: A History of San Antonio’s Iconic Beer by Jeremy Banas…