Pulled Pork With Tangy Barbecue Sauce

03/07/2017 0

Pulled pork is a popular staple at barbecue restaurants across the country. Though it begins with lots of fat and connective tissue, the pork butt, when cooked slowly, becomes a tender, melt-in-your-mouth culinary delight. Though […]

Kansas quarantines Texas cattle

03/07/2017 0

The Kansas legislature passes a law barring Texas cattle from the state between March 1 and December 1, the latest action reflecting the love-hate relationship between Kansas and the cattle industry. Texans had adopted the […]

Prepare homemade ribs for the big game

01/25/2017 0

In 2016, more than 111 million viewers in the United States tuned in to watch the Carolina Panthers play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. The viewership numbers are even more impressive when international […]

Videotaped murder leads to convictions in Texas

01/23/2017 0

Darrell Lunsford, a county constable in Garrison, Texas, is killed after pulling over a traffic violator. His murder was remarkable because it was captured on a camera set up in Lunsford’s patrol vehicle. The videotape […]

Gusher signals start of U.S. oil industry

01/10/2017 0

On this day in 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, coating the landscape for hundreds of feet and signaling the advent of the American […]

Texas enters the Union

12/29/2016 0

Six months after the congress of the Republic of Texas accepts U.S. annexation of the territory, Texas is admitted into the United States as the 28th state. After gaining independence from Spain in the 1820s, […]

John F. Kennedy assassinated

11/22/2016 0

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible. First lady Jacqueline Kennedy rarely accompanied her husband on political outings, but she was […]

Nolan Ryan registers 5,000th strikeout

08/22/2016 0

On this day in 1989, Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers becomes the first pitcher in major league history to register 5,000 career strikeouts. Ryan would go on to rack up a total of 5,714 […]