Northeast Texas–born Byron Bennett was one of four key researchers on the team that created the lifesaving vaccine, but the spotlight shone only on Jonas Salk.
Ila Loetscher took costumed turtles on late-night TV and founded a nonprofit that has rescued thousands of the creatures.
Performing death-defying trapeze stunts in drag, he shocked Parisian audiences.
A talented infielder and a strong hitter who played around the world, he created an early iteration of the protective gear that now keeps baseball players safe.
Waco-born baritone Jules Bledsoe starred on Broadway and toured Europe, but his original opera and other works languish in obscurity. A Baylor professor hopes to change that.
Juanita Craft Helped Integrate the Texas State Fair—And Inspired the Next Generation of Civil Rights Activists
The subject of our latest Texans You Should Know history profile started 182 NAACP chapters and welcomed kids and power brokers alike into her South Dallas home.
The nurse and activist helped secure the country’s first federal family-planning grant, which became a national model.
The San Antonio producer created a style that would endure for decades—and he helped Selena get her start.
Until 1968, a Married Texas Woman Couldn’t Own Property or Start a Business Without Her Husband’s Permission. This Dallas Attorney Changed That.
Louise Raggio fought to pass a landmark law that gave equal rights to Texas women.
George McJunkin found a prehistoric bison skeleton that upended theories about human existence in the Americas.