Quick! Do you know . . . Which college was the first in the world to award a degree in jazz? Which state had the most drive-in movie theaters? Who was the first person to push a peanut up Pike's Peak with his nose? Who invented Frito Pie?
Well, all the answers can be found here in Texas. "Texas Brag" is a long cherished tradition in the nation's second largest state. But the fact is that Texas does have more than its share of unique people, places, events, inventions, and products: many of them the first, the largest, or the only representative of its kind. "Braggin' on Texas" takes an accurate but less than serious look at the Lone Star State--both past and present--by presenting some of the most obscure, convoluted, and occasionally outrageous achievements of Texans and their state. So sit back and prepare to enjoy Texas as you've never knnown it before!
SHERRIE S. MCLEROY is an independent scholar and writer who has written, co-authored, or contributed to some fifteen books. Among the most notable are Red River Women and Grape Man of Texas: The Life of T.V. Munson, which won the ""Best Wine History Book in the World"" award in 2004. McLeRoy also contributed to Grace and Gumption: Stories of Fort Worth Women (TCU Press, 2007).