Frances Kavanaugh made a name for herself writing Westerns in the 1940’s. Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Kavanaugh https://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-frances-kavanaugh4-2009feb04-story.html http://www.cowgirl.net/portfolios/frances-kavanaugh/
In 1982, Texas lost its claim to the World’s Largest Pecan. However, Texas doesn’t give up. Resources: https://www.mysanantonio.com/community/article/Seguin-retaking-the-pecan-crown-1450043.php https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/worlds-largest-pecan https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/4031
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 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
Every year Marshall, TX has a festival devoted to fireants. Why would a town want to honor a biting insect? Check out this week’s episode to find out. For more on Marshall, TX and their Fireant Festival visit their Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/FireantFestivalMarshall/
Amarillo, TX seems like the last place you’d find two legs of stone, but that’s just what you’ll find if you go South of Amarillo on I-27, just after the Hollywood 16 movie theater. Special thanks to: Atlas ObscuraWeird USOddball Texas
Molly Ivins is a legend among Texas Women. Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins is coming to theaters in Texas on August 30, 2019, but everywhere else on September 6, 2019.A portion of each ticket sale goes to support the ACLU.
The National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, TX is a surprisingly upbeat place with an incredible collection of funeral memorabilia, including an entire section on what happens when a pope dies. Special thanks to the museum. Visit their site at https://www.nmfh.org/ for more on tickets.
In 2015, a statue entitled “Classmates” became and internet Meme sensation. This statue actually exists in San Antonio at the University of the Incarnate Word.