Texas’ Eric the Red

Why was a Texas Surgeon known for killing and incapacitating hundreds of patients allowed to practice for so long? Resources: Dr. Evil – Texas Monthly Rogue Surgeon: The Tale of ‘Eric the Red’ (texasobserver.org) Oft-sued orthopedic surgeon arrested in Colorado (chron.com) Patients Bleed, Practice Thrives – Hartford Courant Eric Scheffey arrested in Colorado – Off…

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 Popeye Statue of Crystal City

Just under two hours Southwest from San Antonio sits a statue devoted to a beloved cartoon character that may have had something to do with keeping Crystal City alive during The Great Depression. The statue can be found at 400 W Zavala St, Crystal City, TX 78839. Resources: http://www.texasescapes.com/They-Shoe-Horses-Dont-They/Popeye-Sailors-in-Limestone.htm https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2658 https://texashillcountry.com/popeye-sailor-crystal-city-texas/ http://cityofcc.org/