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Alex Sweet's Texas
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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part One: The State
    • La Salle in Texas
    • The Texas Climate
    • The Alamo
    • The Texas Navy
    • Immigration
    • Swedes to the Sweet
    • Land Agents
    • The Old Veteran
    • Lost Boundaries
    • The Texas Rangers
    • Portraits at the Capitol
  • Part Two: Cities
    • San Antonio Sidewalks
    • Ditches of San Antonio
    • The San Antonio River
    • San Antonio Elections
    • Austin and San Antonio Compared
    • Houston as a Seaport
    • Galveston
    • Peddlers
    • Born on the Island
    • The Galveston Cotton Exchange
  • Part Three: People
    • Boys
    • The Big Firecracker
    • A Boyhood Memory
    • The Texas Carrier Boy
    • That Typical Texan
    • General Sheridan, Texas, and Hell
    • Lawyers
    • Sweet in the Militia
    • The Dentist
    • Another Mystery Explained
    • Houston Indians
    • Ladies' Choice
  • Part Four: Life
    • Border Troubles
    • Eighty-five Little Indians
    • A Mexican Revolution
    • Throwing the Lasso
    • Guide Posts
    • Mail Delivery
    • Country Store
    • Billboards
    • The Stovepipe Hat
    • Spoofing Good Works
    • The Circus
    • H.M.S. Pinafore
    • An Oil Painting
    • Christmas
    • New Year's Day Calls
  • Part Five: Natural Resources
    • Northers
    • Cattle
    • The Chaparral Cock
    • The Texas Red Ant
    • The Tarantula
    • The Horned Frog
    • Mosquitoes
    • The Centipede
    • The Devil's Horse
    • The Family Dog
    • The Awful Coal Bug
    • The Shark
    • Tarpon and Redfish
    • Parrots
    • Chile con Carne
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Reviews

    "Alex Sweet's Texas is superb Texas reading." --John Henry Faulk

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