Long before he was president, Lyndon Johnson taught in Cotulla, Texas. He is pictured here with students in 1928. Courtesy of LBJ Library hide caption

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LBJ Carried Poor Texas Town With Him In Civil Rights Fight

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South Texas Oil Brings Boom — As Well As Pollution's 'Toxic Soup'

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Drilling Frenzy Fuels Sudden Growth In Small Texas Town

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Scenes And Sorrows: A Portrait Of Weeping Mary

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Cycling's Catching On In Texas, For A Very Texas Reason

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A Penny For A Native's Thoughts On Dime Box, Texas

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Students participate in orchestra practice at Dr. John Folks Middle School in suburban San Antonio. The school is brand new and was built with explosive growth in mind — the student population is expected to double to 1,200 within five years. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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As Texas Gets More Diverse, Educators Grab The Bull By The Horns

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Take It From A Local: The Tale Of How Turkey, Texas, Got Its Name

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In The Midst Of A Boom, Dallas Outgrows Some Old Notions

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Orthotic Brace Takes Soldiers From Limping To Leaping

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