Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

The Texas Series

Filmed entirely on location, this series introduces viewers to a variety of topics about Texas. From the Alamo in downtown San Antonio to the wildflowers throughout the countryside, this engaging series captures the vastness of the Lone Star State's land, people and history. Produced by Chip Taylor (except *.) Programs Click for more

Texas 6: Highways and Byways

Texas 6: Highways and Byways

The images that come to mind when you see or hear the name Texas are incredible; there really is no place like it. And, of course, it's huge. When standing in El Paso, you're closer to Los Angeles, California, than to Texarkana; and standing in Brownsville you are 475 miles from Mexico City, but almost 800 miles from Amarillo. As this comprehensive program shows us, the second largest state in the United States offers much to explore. Here we find the country's second largest canyon, Palo Duro; outside of San Antonio one can see 20 million bats emerge from a cave; at Big Bend Ranch we witness a longhorn roundup; nearby, we visit McDonald Observatory; then we learn about the mysterious Marfa Lights. In San Antonio we explore the icon of Texas' independence, The Alamo; then enjoy its beautiful river walkway. In Austin we are introduced to Dell Computer, the University of Texas, and the Nano Laboratory; outside the capital we see bluebonnets in bloom and visit the Enchanted Rock. After viewing the Rio Grand Valley we visit Houston, home to NASA and the find M.D. Anderson Medical Center. Next we explore the Big Thicket National Preserve. In Dallas, we visit Dealey Plaza, the site of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, and, lastly, in nearby Ft. Worth, we learn of longhorn stockyards and also find the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Produced by Trailwood Films. 2011 IJSCA 80 min. HD
Also See: The Storyteller Series: Finley Stewart; Houston: City of Conquerors; NASA Man: Dr. Vaughan Clift

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