1. lbjlibrary:

    Sept. 28, 1967. Accompanied by Texas Governor John Connally, LBJ heads to the US-Mexico border, recently stricken by severe flooding from Hurricane Beulah (map of region here). The slow-moving storm has cut a broad swath of destruction. A 14-foot surge swept across South Padre Island, in the Gulf of Mexico, and the overflowing Rio Grande flooded houses to the rooftops in Harlingen, TX. 

    Both sides of the border have been devastated, and volunteers, especially medical personnel, have responded with an outpouring of assistance. The US Army has even dispatched aid helicopters to remote areas of Mexico like Comales (map). 

    LBJ is on his way to visit a high school-turned-emergency hospital in Rio Grande City that (according to the President’s Daily Diary) houses 1,500 to 2,000 people, 99% of them Mexican nationals. 

    LBJ photo via LBJ Library, #A4871-24, public domain. Other photos via The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Lots more in their digital archives here. More on Beulah via NOAA.

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  2. vintageanchorbooks:

    "You can’t ignore politics, no matter how much you’d like to."
    Molly Ivins

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  3. We allow ourselves only two major political parties. One of them is completely out of its fucking mind.
    Crazy in Texas by Charles P. Pierce (via esquire)

    True.

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  4. "It doesn’t end my involvement with Texas history," Collins said. "It’s my intention to keep accumulating, keep collecting, and once I’ve lived with whatever I buy for a month, I’ll be shipping it here. I’m kind of a bit of a magnet now for things relating to the Texas revolution." That’s a fascinating idea—that Phil Collins is now, essentially, the ongoing curator and buyer for an all-new Texas revolution museum at the Alamo grounds—and though it’ll take some time before it’s actually on display, the first items will be shipped over in October.
  5. stayinbedgrowyrhair:

    lifesgrandparade:

    I think the most important thing is to ask yourself some questions if Maureen Dowd is your source of reliable information on anything. Lady’s been frauding it up for a generation now.

    remember when she nicknamed gw bush “shrub” that is some a+ lethal wit

    Molly Ivins did it first! (the calling Dubya “Shrub”, not the “frauding it up”)

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  6. 
The opening credits sequence of a mother and child running through a field of bluebonnets leaves no doubt about the Texas setting of The Trip to Bountiful, and the costuming and set design perfectly reflect the time period. Page has a frumpy and careless appearance about her in the role to represent Mrs. Watts’ single mindedness. All she wants to do is go home… but unfortunately just returning to a place can’t bring back past people or events.

(via Lone Star Cinema: The Trip to Bountiful | Slackerwood)
    The opening credits sequence of a mother and child running through a field of bluebonnets leaves no doubt about the Texas setting of The Trip to Bountiful, and the costuming and set design perfectly reflect the time period. Page has a frumpy and careless appearance about her in the role to represent Mrs. Watts’ single mindedness. All she wants to do is go home… but unfortunately just returning to a place can’t bring back past people or events.

    (via Lone Star Cinema: The Trip to Bountiful | Slackerwood)

  7. Women from all walks of life have told me … ‘even when we’re at the table we’re not at the table because of what you said—it’s about not listening, not being valued, not being respected,’” she said.

    “My mom thinks this ‘War on Women’ is not just about women’s health, it’s really about control,” Van de Putte continued. “Now, maybe that’s the perspective of her generation but I have to believe when something violent is done against women, whether it’s sexual abuse or discrimination, it’s never about the violence, it’s about the control.
  8. Right now, Davis is the talk of Texas politics, grabbing all the headlines and raising eye-popping sums of money. But Van de Putte may figure larger in the future of her state. Latina, progressive, and a sixth-generation Texan, she has a serious chance of winning, especially if a fire-breather like Patrick wins the runoff, and she is the type of candidate Democrats need as they try to capitalize on the state’s growing Latino population and turn Texas blue.
  9. 
It seems strange to select such a New York City-centric film as Spike Lee’s 25th Hour for Lone Star Cinema, but the epilogue for the movie was filmed in our state. So, here we are.

(via Lone Star Cinema: 25th Hour | Slackerwood)

    It seems strange to select such a New York City-centric film as Spike Lee’s 25th Hour for Lone Star Cinema, but the epilogue for the movie was filmed in our state. So, here we are.

    (via Lone Star Cinema: 25th Hour | Slackerwood)

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