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 Resources: https://theleadernews.com/wilde-collection-owner-vows-to-resurrect-destroyed-heights-shop/ https://www.instagram.com/wildecollection/ https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/See-Wilde-Collection-oddities-shop-before-fire-14807512.php […]

Wurstfest, New Braunfels

For ten days each year, New Braunfels, TX gets crazy in the name of sausage with Wurstfest. Resources: Wurstfest Website: https://wurstfest.com/ WurstWagen Booking: https://rockinr.com/wurstwagen/ Comal County History: http://www.co.comal.tx.us/Historical/Markers/Wurstfest_Marker/Wurstfest%20Marker%20Narrative%20for%20web.pdf

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. Resources: Lola B Roller Wed, May 1, 1929 – Page 1 · The Waxahachie Daily Light (Waxahachie, Texas) · Newspapers.com Amanda’s story in full at Amanda Actually: https://amandaactually.wordpress.com/tag/texas-haunting/ http://cbsloc.al/1WL6rCq http://www.catfishplantation.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. Resources: http://sweetheartsofthewest.blogspot.com/2013/10/el-muerto-headless-horseman-of-south.html https://truehorrorstoriesoftexas.com/woman-spots-headless-horseman-south-texas/ The Headless Horseman: A Strange Tale of Texas

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. Resources Photos of the hands http://www.juliatexas.com/historichands.htm Chase Museum Digital Library https://www.assh.org/About-ASSH/About-Us/The-Adrian-E-Flatt-MD-Hand-Collection https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5903539/ http://www.assh.org/chase-library/Details-Page/ArticleID/55232/Adrian-E-Flatt-M-D-Hand-Collection-Baylor-University-Medical-Center-at-Dallas https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/7212

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

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