Texas Oil Empire – Part 1 Railroad Commission Corruption

Oil Empire Texas Corruption

A KXAN Investigation Most Texans would be forgiven for not knowing what the state’s Railroad Commission does, or how the commission’s chair — Christi Craddick — and her politically prominent family earn money off hundreds of oil and natural gas leases checkered across the state — part of the same industry she was elected to … Read more

The story of American Tejanos land grants

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(There were 363 Spanish and Mexican established land grants in South Texas alone.) American Tejano historians consider the 1870s as one of most brutal and racially influenced times in the killings of innocent Mexican-Americans and Mexican citizens in A Texas General Land Office map from 1882. (Photo: R.J. Molina) Many American Tejano families’ descendants such as myself know and … Read more