David Martin Davies
The book — Forget the Alamo — challenges common misconceptions surrounding the conflict — including the notion that Davy Crockett was a martyr who fought to the death rather than surrender.
Texas lawmakers have advanced a controversial package of voting restrictions. Hundreds of people testified — many opposing measures that they say will make it harder for some people to cast ballots.
On Saturday in Slocum, Texas, the state will officially recognize the Slocum Massacre of 1910 — the attack on a black community in east Texas by white residents. The recognition comes over the objections of the white county officials.