The growth of Texas is bursting from the scenes, literally. Texans are proud of the preservation of its past and dwell on the beauty of its diverse landscape.
Oil and cattle may be the biggest sources of growth that put Texas on the map after Sam Houston but the most natural treasure comes from its hospitality. It is the locals who passed down the history of their communities, who spread kindness, add a tall tale or two in conversation and come from diverse backgrounds.
While the printing press allowed publications about American History to be recorded, documented and preserved another break in technology would increase awareness faster and found in every home. The television produced programming to fit American interests.
Texas produced the longest-televised program, Eyes of Texas, hosted by Ray Miller and later Ron Stone, which offered viewers an insight of local life throughout the state while expanding on historical and natural treasures. Today a flock of travel programs have made their way to the wide open state about Texas travel. From hiking Big Bend and surviving the wild, to antiquing in Canton and surviving the crowd...the list is endless.