Texas, Slang for Crazy Podcast

The Devil’s Backbone

Between Wemberly and Blanco lies a stretch of road with an iconic name and more than its share of ghostly apparitions. Resources: The Devil’s Backbone: The Most Haunted Stretch of Texas Highway (texashillcountry.com) Fear Factor – Texas Monthly Devil’s Backbone Tavern (devilsbackbonetavern.com)

The Houston Ice Box Murders

A grisly discovery in 1965 remains one of Houston’s strangest unsolved murders. Resources: Why The Ice Box Murders Remain Terrifying After 50 Years (allthatsinteresting.com) The Chilling Tale of the Icebox Murders | Houstonia Magazine The Ice Box Murders.com The Ice Box Murders by Hugh and Martha Gardenier Ice Box Murders | True Crime Tales (truecrimetalestx.com)

That Time a Roman Bust Ended Up at a Texas Good Will

Thrifting sometimes leads to the discovery of treasures, but no one was expecting to find a 2,000-year-old Roman Statue at the Goodwill. Resources: https://www.expressnews.com/lifestyle/article/roman-bust-texas-goodwill-san-antonio-museum-17147409.php https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Missing-Roman-bust-Texas-goodwill-sculpture-17148302.php https://www.newsweek.com/texas-woman-buys-priceless-roman-bust-goodwill-store-1703705 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-roman-sculpture-bought-goodwill-texas-germany-wwii/ https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/roman-bust-goodwill-finds-17151098.php

The Intense Love of Frenchy McCormick

Frenchy McCormick’s devotion has become a Texas legend. Resources: TSHA | McCormick, Frenchy (tshaonline.org) Old Tascosa and Frenchy McCormick | Lifestyles | moorenews.com Elizabeth “Frenchy” McCormick (1852-1941) – Find a Grave Memorial Frenchy McCormick Archives – Petticoats & Pistols (petticoatsandpistols.com) Frenchie’s Tree – TxHTC

Rest in Peace, Hispanic Elvis

This week, San Antonio locals are mourning the loss of a local icon. Resources: Mi Tierra plans tribute for San Antonio icon Hispanic Elvis (mysanantonio.com) ‘Hispanic Elvis’ passed away Wednesday, family says | kens5.com Meet the ‘Hispanic Elvis,’ a Local San Antonio Legend Going Viral On TikTok (remezcla.com) San Antonio’s late Hispanic Elvis remembered in…

The Legend of the Woofus

A seemingly unholy amalgamation of animals frames the Swine Building in Dallas. Resources: The Woofus, Dallas, Texas (roadsideamerica.com) The Texas Woofus – Dallas, Texas – Atlas Obscura Friends of Fair Park – Woofus (wildapricot.org) 5 Reasons Why The Woofus Will Be Your New Favorite Animal At The State Fair | Art&Seek | Arts, Music, Culture…

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