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Sam Elliott: "I'm a Texan at heart, like he was," he said. "All my family's from Texas. My great-great-great-grandfather was a surgeon at the Battle of San Jacinto. My great-great-grandfather was a Texas Ranger. My father was in the Fish and Wildlife Service - he started out trapping gophers in Marfa and later had jurisdiction over three states. He and my mother moved from El Paso to Sacramento just before I was born, so I grew up in California, later Oregon."

My father was in the Fish and Wildlife Service - he started out trapping gophers in Marfa and later had jurisdiction over three states. He y mother moved from El Paso to Sacramento just before I was born, so I grew up in California, later Oregon.

The Bishop’s Palace in Galveston, Texas  Toured the castles and old houses and churches in downtown Galveston one day on vacation with the girls when it was raining.  They were very beautiful.  We always visited the beaches, never knew there was so much more to Galveston.  Great times.

The Bishop’s Palace in Galveston, Texas Toured the castles and old houses and churches in downtown Galveston. We always visited the beaches, never knew there was so much more to Galveston.

mighty willie nelson wearing a willie nelson t-shirt with the title of a willie nelson song he wrote about willie nelson…

mighty willie nelson wearing a willie nelson t-shirt with the title of a willie nelson song he wrote about willie nelson – but it isn’t meta it’s good and true and fine, and we’re lucky just to look.

Vinyl Ranch Country Club

"T For Texas" by Vinyl Ranch has become a Texas classic, worn by country superstars like Kacey Musgraves.

LBJ with Senate Majority Leader Thomas Green (1957).  This is a perfect example of the way LBJ manipulated/frightened members of Congress to get things done his way.

Lyndon B. Johnson (left), then Senate Majority Leader, speaking with Theodore F. Green, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Photo by George Tames (LBJ was a "close talker")

Freddy Fender - Wasted Days and Wasted Nights / Vaya Con Dios

Freddy Fender - Wasted Days and Wasted Nights / Vaya Con Dios/ one of my favorite songs from my childhood

Claudia Alta Taylor, Lady Bird Johnson, about three years old.  Though she was named for her mother's brother Claud, during her infancy, her nurse, Alice Tittle, commented, she was as "purty as a ladybird," which is a brightly colored beetle. That nickname virtually replaced her actual first name for the rest of her life. Her father and siblings called her Lady, though her husband called her Bird, which is the name she used on her marriage license.

Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" (Taylor) Johnson -- wife & First Lady to President Lyndon B. Undated photo, probably 1914 or

Former Major-League baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan turns 68 today - he was born 1-31 in 1947. he pitched for the Mets, Angels, Astros and Rangers in his career.

Former Major-League baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan turns 68 today - he was born in he pitched for the Mets, Angels, Astros and Rangers in his career.

The last known photo of Howard Hughes (1954).

from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas I'm nearly halfway through Howard Hughes: His Life and Madness , supposedly the most thorough and a.

Lady Bird Johnson with her daughter Lynda Johnson Robb and First Lady Laura Bush in 2005

Lady Bird Johnson with her daughter Lynda Johnson Robb (Zeta Tau Alpha) and First Lady Laura Bush (Kappa Alpha Theta) in

Pancho and Lefty: Texas singer-songwriters supreme Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt

Pancho and Lefty: Texas singer-songwriters supreme Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. Guy Clark (November passed away today in Nashville, TN from a long battle with cancer. He was 74 years old.