Texas, Slang for Crazy Podcast

The DeLorean Museum

Located in Humble, Texas, the DeLorean Museum is a dream for Back to the Future fans. Resources: https://www.deloreanmuseum.org /https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/delorean-museum#:~:text=Today%20Humble%2C%20Texas%2C%20a%20town,for%20the%20main%20DeLorean%20facility.

The Mermaid Capital of Texas

In 2021, the Texas Legislature may consider this town for the official title of Mermaid Capital of Texas, but what is it about San Marcos that makes it historically perfect for the title? Resources: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/news/2021/01/27/san-marcos–mermaid-capital–designation-could-be-voted-on-in-march-#:~:text=SAN%20MARCOS%2C%20Texas%20%E2%80%93%20It%20was,already%20the%20unofficial%20mermaid%20capital. https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/texas/article/The-mermaid-city-of-Texas-San-Marcos-15900255.php https://www.universitystar.com/life_and_arts/a-symbol-of-the-people-san-marcos-to-be-named-mermaid-capital-of-texas/article_6953a4aa-5f93-11eb-9b16-8f54c334a5da.html https://www.mermaidsocietysmtx.com/ https://www.mermaidsocietysmtx.com/mermaid-statues

The Cult Murder of Mark Kilroy

In 1980, University of Texas, Austin pre-med student Mark Kilroy was brutally murdered by a cult in Mexico. https://www.markkilroyfoundation.org/ Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Mark_Kilroy Sacrifice by Jim Kilroy and Bob Stewart (this one feels more personal, because it is from Kilroy’s dad). Hell Ranch by Clifford Linedecker¬† (this one is extremely salacious) Borderland The Believers Podcast Casefile: Case…

The Book is Here!

I am thrilled to announce that Texas: Slang for Crazy is now a book that exists in the world. You can find it in both print and Kindle formats on Amazon.

The “Eyes of Texas” Controversy

Resources: https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/texas/eyes-of-texas-lyrics-racist-undertones-explained/285-d1929725-99a9-4013-8c4b-9c88e0c9312f https://utexas.app.box.com/s/5o2a1klri1htyhq3mziyxdjgxvegprjj https://www.hookem.com/story/sports/football/2021/03/09/eyes-of-texas-committee-report-determines-song-no-racist-intent/4634167001/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Robert_E._Lee_(Austin,_Texas) https://slate.com/culture/2021/03/eyes-of-texas-free-speech-controversy-ut-alma-mater-first-amendment.html https://www.statesman.com/story/news/education/campus/2020/12/24/season-madness-how-university-texas-song-became-racial-flash-point/3954818001/

The Woman Buried in her Ferrari

Sandra West’s 1977 burial garnered national headlines, but not just because of her burial requests. Resources: https://sistersgrimmghosttourblog.weebly.com/blog/sandra-west-the-most-famous-burial-in-san-antonios-history https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/history-culture/article/This-week-in-in-1977-socialite-Sandra-West-was-7528939.php https://sistersgrimmghosttourblog.weebly.com/blog/sandra-west-the-most-famous-burial-in-san-antonios-history https://jalopnik.com/a-texas-woman-is-actually-buried-in-her-ferrari-250-gt-1687091845 https://www.cultofweird.com/death/sandra-west-buried-ferrari/


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