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Texas History

1690 - The first of the East Texas missions, San Francisco de los Tejas, was founded.

1896 - The Texas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met for the first time.

2006 - In Houston, former Enron Corp. chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skillinng were convicted of conspiracy and fraud for the downfall of Enron.

2011 - In Dallas, the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Oklahoma Thunder 102-96 in Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference Finals. The win allowed the Mavericks to win the series 4-1 and to advance to the NBA Finals for only the second time in their history.

Texas Quote

Those were comfortable, carefree years. The word I'd use now is idyllic. On Friday nights, we cheered on the Bulldogs of Midland High. On Sunday mornings, we went to church. Nobody locked their doors. Years later, when I would speak about the American Dream, it was Midland I had in mind.
- George W. Bush

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