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Tex-Mex Trivia

Tom Landry

Was born in Mission, Texas. He was the head coach for the Dallas Cowboys for 29 years and had 20 consecutive winning seasons.

Judge Roy Bean

...was an eccentric U.S. saloon-keeper and Justice of the Peace in Val Verde County, Texas. He called himself "The Law West of the Pecos".

Earl Christian Campbell

...was born in Tyler, Texas. Became a running back for the University of Texas, won the Heisman Trophy in 1977. Played for the Houston Oilers from 1978 to 1984, and was in my opinion the best running back of all time. You can't get any more Texan than that. And his middle name says it all.

The Lone Star

can be found on the Texan state flag and on the Texan state seal.

Pancho Villa

...was a Mexican Revolutionary general and one of the most prominent figures in the Mexican Revolution. Villa was also provisional Governor of Chihuahua in 1913 and 1914.

Audie Murphy

...was one of the most decorated american soldiers of World War II. He was born in Kingston, Texas. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Murphy's older sister helped him falsify documentation about his date of birth to meet the minimum requirement for enlisting in the military.

Master Sergeant Roy Benavidez

...was a Medal of Honor recipient and one of the most highly decorated combat soldiers of the Vietnam War. He was known as "TMM," or "that mean Mexican."

Willie Nelson

...was born in Abbott, Texas. Being one of the main figures of Outlaw country, he, along with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Krisofferson were known as the Highwaymen.


18 men in Gonzales, TX refused to give up the cannon the Santa Anna wanted back.

The Houston Astrodome

The Houston Astrodome was built in 1965 and considered at that time to be the "Eighth Wonder of the World."

ZZ Top

ZZ Top was formed in Houston, Texas in 1969. That "Lil Ol' Band from Texas" was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.


Jim Bowie, William Travis, and Davy Crockett championed the Texans' efforts against Mexico to establish an independent republic.