Happy International Women’s Day!

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Today we reflect on the struggle for women’s rights as we observe International Women’s Day. We’ve chosen two items from the NBC 5/KXAS archive that reflect women’s history in the DFW region. First, it might be hard to believe but women were not intentionally called for full-time jury service in the city of Dallas until September 5, 1955. A… Read more »

Texas Independence Day, 1955

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Happy Texas Independence Day! Today is the 181st anniversary of the day settlers in the Mexican province of Tejas (Mexican Texas) created the Texas Republic by declaring independence from Mexico. In honor of our state’s holiday, we invite you to re-visit this script from March 2, 1955, which details the festivities in Dallas that year,… Read more »