The Doors – The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)

lyrics & facts: I wanna tell you about Texas Radio and the Big Beat Comes out of the Virginia swamps Cool and slow with plenty of precision With a back beat narrow and hard to master Some call it heavenly in it’s brilliance Others, mean and ruthful of the Western dream I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft We have constructed pyramids in honor of our escaping This is the land where the Pharaoh died The Negroes in the forest brightly featheredI wanna tell you ’bout Texas Radio and the Big Beat Comes out of the Virginia swamps Cool and slow with plenty of precision With a back beat narrow and hard to master Some call it heavenly in it’s brilliance Others, mean and ruthful of the Western dream I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft We have constructed pyramids in honor of our escaping This is the land where the Pharaoh died The Negroes in the forest brightly feathered They are saying, “Forget the night. Live with us in forests of azure. Out here on the perimeter there are no stars Out here we is stoned – immaculate.” Listen to this, and I’ll tell you ’bout the heartache I’ll tell you ’bout the heartache and the loss of God I’ll tell you ’bout the hopeless night The meager food for souls forgot I’ll tell you ’bout the maiden with raw iron soul I’ll tell you this No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn I’ll tell you ’bout Texas Radio and the Big Beat Soft drivin’, slow and mad, like some new language Now, listen
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Which school would u prefer out of Texas A&M and Flordia Internationl University?

Question by senior08: Which school would u prefer out of Texas A&M and Flordia Internationl University?
I am participating in National Student Exchange for one semester Spring2011 and while on the exchange i will be a 2nd semester Junior. I am a Industrial Technolgy major and both schools have my major. I currently attend Virginia State university (HBCU) and I wanna network and have a good time but I am from houston,texas and im kinda miss home so what school should i pick?

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Answer by babyyb90210
Well my friend, out of loyalty I have to say Texas A&M. My aunt actually works there. She loves it very much. I also went and saw it and her office. Such a nice school

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Virginia Tech alumnus testifies against guns on campus bill, Texas House

John Woods lost his girlfriend, Maxine Turner, in the April 16, 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech. He testifies before the House Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee of the Texas House of Representatives, against a bill that would force colleges and universities to allow guns in classrooms (82(R) HB 750).
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College Memorial Park Cemetery, Houston, Texas 0101111336BW

College Memorial Park Cemetery, Houston, Texas 0101111336BW
Colleges In Virginia
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The Texas Historical Commission Marker Reads:

REV. JOHN HENRY "JACK" YATES
(JULY 11, 1828 – DECEMBER 22, 1897)

THE REV. JOHN HENRY "JACK" YATES, AN IMPORTANT LEADER IN HOUSTON’S LATE 19TH CENTURY AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY, WAS BORN INTO SLAVERY IN GLOUCESTER, VIRGINIA, WHERE HE LEARNED TO READ AND WRITE. AFTER ATTENDING SLAVE RELIGIOUS MEETINGS, YATES BECAME A CHRISTIAN. HE SOON BEGAN VISITING NEARBY FARMS TO HOLD PRAYER MEETINGS. HE AND HIS WIFE HARRIET (WILLIS) REARED ELEVEN CHILDREN. AFTER HER DEATH IN 1887, HE AND HIS SECOND WIFE, ANNIE (FREEMAN), HAD ONE SON.

BY 1863, YATES MOVED WITH HIS SLAVE OWNER TO MATAGORDA COUNTY, TEXAS. AFTER EMANCIPATION, THE YATES FAMILY MOVED TO HOUSTON, WHERE JACK WORKED AS A DRAYMAN AND PREACHED TO BAPTIST CONGREGATIONS ON NIGHTS AND SUNDAYS. HE WAS ORDAINED AND BECAME MINISTER OF ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH IN 1868. THE REV. YATES ENCOURAGED HIS CONGREGANTS TO EDUCATE THEMSELVES, ACQUIRES PROPERTY AND LEARN TRADES. HE LED BY EXAMPLE, PURCHASING LAND IN 1869 AND 1870 IN THE FREEDMEN’S TOWN NEIGHBORHOOD OF FOURTH WARD.

DURING YATES’ PASTORATE, ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH BECAME A CENTER OF SOCIAL, POLITICAL, EDUCATIONAL, ECONOMIC AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY. THE REV. YATES ALSO HELPED TO ORGANIZE OTHER AREA CHURCHES AND WAS A COFOUNDER OF EMANCIPATION PARK (1872). HE LOBBIED FOR BISHOP COLLEGE, THE FIRST BLACK BAPTIST COLLEGE IN TEXAS, TO BE IN HOUSTON, BUT IT OPENED IN MARSHALL IN 1881, SO HE ESTABLISHED HOUSTON BAPTIST ACADEMY IN 1885. IT WAS LATER KNOWN AS HOUSTON COLLEGE. THE REV. YATES LEFT ANTIOCH IN 1890 AND THEN ORGANIZED BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH. YATES DIED IN 1897, BUT HIS IMPACT AS A SIGIFICANT FIGURE IN HOUSTON’S AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY STILL RESOUNDS TODAY

One of the three oldest African-American cemeteries in Houston.

www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/3c/2h/harris/harris-mark…

A Field Guide to Southwestern and Texas Wildflowers (Peterson Field Guides)

A Field Guide to Southwestern and Texas Wildflowers (Peterson Field Guides)

This guide, covering 1,505 species of wildflowers, groups flowers by color and plant characteristics for easy matching of pictures with specimens. With descriptions facing the more than 1,500 illustrations, all the information you need can be seen at a glance.

List Price: $ 22.00

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Site of Home of Captain George T. Todd, Jefferson, Texas Historical Marker

Site of Home of Captain George T. Todd, Jefferson, Texas Historical Marker
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(1839-1913) Born in Virginia. Came to Texas 1843. During Civil War, served in famous Hood’s Texas Brigade. At Chickamauga, took command after Gen. Hood was shot. In 1864-1865, fought west of the Mississippi with Lane’s Partisan Rangers. After war, was in the Texas Legislature and on University of Texas Board of Regents. As district attorney, prosecuted Cincinnati jewelry salesman Abe Rothchild for the 1877 roadside murder of "Diamond Bessie" Moore. Covering 7 years, this famous trial put in conflict some of the nation’s best lawyers and set numerous legal precedents.

College Students Rally in Austin, Texas to Keep Guns Off Campus

ABC News: The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campaign and Students for Gun-Free Schools held a major rally on the steps of the state capitol in Austin, Texas to protest against permitting the carrying of concealed guns on public colleges and universities in Texas. The rally, held on the second anniversary of the Virginia Tech, April 16th, 2009, called on Texas lawmakers to stand up to the radical agenda of the gun lobby. John Woods, a student at Virginia Tech whose girlfriend was killed during the shooting and now a graduate student at the University of Texas, organized the protest and called the proposed Texas legislation an insult to the victims and survivors.
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