(Tape Begins) Marietta Merrick from Duschene Academy, Dan Farlow from Texas Politics, Molly Ivins, Marry Ellen Kirsch- a writer, Kathleen Isaac's from Indiana Universityy Dr. Briggs from Indiana University
Non-Texans get their Texas info from TV.
Non-Texans impressions about Texans were overwhelmingly negative
80% of Texans value land, law & order, state history, honesty, substance, freedom, hatred for phonies, etc. etc. etc.
Non-Texan believe than Texan values are more negative, including a preference for "loose & wild" women.
Movie soundtrack theme for (?) was Conolly's campaign song for governor his run-off.
Marietta Merrick from Duschene Academy in Houston starts speaking.
Christian anti-Communist Crusade
"I think he's going to beat me up for Christ."
Houston's style was always freer
Dallas vs. Houston
Dallas known as the City of Brotherly Hate
"Some hymn-stealing son of bitch has stolen my hymn book"
Doing things with what they have is the Texan way
Horton Foote is voice of Texas
Hollywood's expectations of Texans
Marietta Merrick finishes her speech
Dan Farlow begin speaking
Texas' Dirty Political Tricks
Sen. Lloyd Benson
Bill for safety requirements for school buses
Took hours to pass a bill to filibuster a bill after it.
Power of Gavel, Power of the Microphone
Mary Ellen Kirsch starts about Ann Richards
Texas bestows greater status for women as they age
Molly Ivins Begins
Texas identity in Europe
3 factors contributing to Texan independent identity are: Texas history, big size, school system
70% of state lives in cities.
Texas becomes fashionable we play up to the role
Becomes a professional Texan
Mossbacher as "Indian Maiden"
Texas is not full of rich people it is full of poor people
Passing as a "non-Texas"
Texans are not noisy when they're angry
Come to Texas & see what the world must have been like
Texas truly is larger than life
"Texas is very much like everywhere else. Only moreso."
Everyone who lives in Texas becomes Texan. The only bad thing is that it never goes away.
"Damn near everybody who died at the Alamo was not a native Texan."
George Bush as a Texan
Ma Ferguson & Kilgore Rangerettes
Iron Butterfly, Steel Magnolia, sterotype of southern women. South Texas Hispanic machismo. Frotier women & strength.
True history of the women on the Frontier
Molly begins to make fun of Dallas
Dallas as more Texan than Houston because Houston is more international.
Dallas is a large East Texas town.
Tomb of the unknown shopper
John Birch anti-Communist nutties.
Dallas is Funny but it doesn't know it.
H. Ross Perot stories that are hilarious
Tax Reform H. Ross Perot story.
Molly & Tommy Tune are both graduates "Miss Ladell's Academy of Tap, Toe, Charm"
"Longview is the meanest town in America"
In Texas it is illegal to pay somebody to shoot you.