Help Rebuild The Wilde Collection

The Wilde Collection of Houston, Texas was a wonderful, weird, and whimsical place for those who love haunted objects, taxidermy, and the bizarre. Unfortunately, on November 1, 2019, the store was burned by a man who wanted to bring about the Book of Revelations.

You can donate to help here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/please-help-us-rebuild-the-wilde-collection

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Wurstfest, New Braunfels

For ten days each year, New Braunfels, TX gets crazy in the name of sausage with Wurstfest.

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The Candy Lady of Terrell

When children went missing around the start of 1900, an urban legend began to spread around Terrell about the infamous “Candy Lady.”

Thanks to the following resources:

https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/texas/spookiest-urban-legend-tx/

https://1063thebuzz.com/terrifying-candy-lady-lures-kids-to-horrific-death-in-creepiest-texas-urban-legend-ever/

https://historyofclaracrane.tumblr.com/

http://myths-legends-and-truthiness.blogspot.com/2016/11/

The Catfish Plantation- Waxahachie

If you’re looking for good cajun food and a ghost or two, The Catfish Plantation in Waxahacie is the place for you.

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Lola B RollerLola B Roller Wed, May 1, 1929 – Page 1 · The Waxahachie Daily Light (Waxahachie, Texas) · Newspapers.com

El Muerto- The Headless Horseman of Texas

The South Texas badlands were a scary place for many reasons. While Sleepy Hollow may be better known for it, Texas has a Headless Horseman version of his own.

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The Dr. Adrian E. Flatt MD Hand Museum

Dr. Adrian Flatt of Dallas was an incredible hand surgeon. When he passed away, he left behind a stunning collection of hands…well, bronze models of them. Today they are on display in Dallas.

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The Magic of Buc-ee’s

Buc-ee’s is not just a gas station/convenience store. In Texas, Buccee’s in an institution. This week we discuss the amazingness, as well as where the Beaver logo comes from.

Resources:

https://www.chron.com/entertainment/celebrities/article/UFC-s-Joe-Rogan-goes-to-Buc-ee-s-flips-out-6471294.php

https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/buc-ees-the-path-to-world-domination/

https://csnews.com/buc-ees-captures-nations-highest-ratings-c-store-coffee

https://www.buc-ees.com/index.php

The Homecoming Mum

Photo thanks to Cathy Cook

Homecoming Mum season is here and Texas goes big, or you go home. Check out this week’s episode on the tradition.

The Texas Homecoming Mum is a big deal

Thank you to our listeners for sharing pictures for this episode and for the following resources:

http://yestotexas.com/12-things-non-texans-need-to-know-about-homecoming-mums/

https://abc13.com/fashion/mums-the-word-a-big-texas-homecoming-tradition/2453511/

https://www.themumshop.com/history-of-mums/

https://www.gardendesign.com/texas/homecoming-mums.html

https://mix931fm.com/the-history-of-the-texas-homecoming-mum/

https://jezebel.com/inside-the-weird-texas-tradition-of-enormous-homecoming-5965232