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Old 10-11-2007, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
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George Strait, Landry and Ryan are good ones. Lilypad, I love Willie as much as any Texan but I don't know if we could call him a hero with his recreational activities, if you know what I mean!
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Slaughter Creek, Travis County
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Ann Richards
Bob Bullock
Molly Ivans
Barbara Jordan
Bob Wills

Other Texans who made or are making us unique include:

Red Adair
Janis Joplin
Sam Rayburn
Roy Orbison
Charlie Dunn
Dan Rather
Lorenzo De Zavala
Buck Owens
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:53 AM
 
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Hands down Davy Crockett.. TN boy (like me) who made his way out here..
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
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I love that Davy Crockett said, "You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas!"
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Old 10-13-2007, 08:03 AM
 
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Yes, Willie has been a "bad boy" that way, blue skies! A great talent though. However, just because someone is a celebrity does not make one a hero, for sure. See lists posted here.

Did not know Susan Komen from Texas, I would call her a hero!

Also Ramos and Campeon, El Paso Border Patrol agents, held wrongly in prison for doing their job.
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
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Oh, I didn't know Susan Komen was from Texas?
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:06 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Default The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You....

Being a Texas Longhorn fan, I would also like to say Darrell Royal. He's done a lot for UT and for college football.
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Old 10-19-2007, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Ann Richards
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:05 PM
 
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TEXASREB--why would you call Quakers "celebate"---they weren't any more than anyone else --they married and had children---maybe you are thinking of the Shakers who lived celebate lives and had to get all their new members from converts since they did not "grow" their own...
No, I wasn't thinking, really, when I posted, of Quakers, Shakers or Bakers! My phrasing was really just a somewhat exasperated and exagerated way of making the larger point that VERY few individuals and/or groups would not have been considered "racist" (whatever the heck that means) by todays standards. That was all.
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:29 PM
 
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Austin was from southwest Virginia, Crockett was from Tennessee, Travis was from South Carolina, and Houston was also from Virginia. All great and heroic men for sure, but none of them were Texans and did not come to Texas until they were way into adulthood.

I would like to address this point, which has been brought up several times in the thread by several (so this is NOT directed at you, KewGee! LOL). To wit, that many traditional "Texas Heroes" (Houston, Travis, Bowie, etc) were not actually FROM Texas.

If we go by THAT standard, then the Founding Fathers, and most of the heroes of the American Revolution, were NOT citizens of the United States. They were, quite simply, British colonists and citizens of the same. They became Americans only when independence was declared from England. And even then, it became permanent only when the Revolution was won.

Same with Texas and Texans. Settlers are ALWAYS something else first until independence is secured. In the case of many Texas heroes? They were Americans, then, technically, Mexicans, then, later, Texans.
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