Ask HISTORY: What does it mean to "draw a line in the sand"?

    It has become the site and symbol of the battle for Texan independence, but there is much more to the story. Find out why Americans will always remember the Alamo.

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Deconstructing History: Alamo 3min

Find out why the battle of the Alamo still captures the imaginations of Americans after more than two centuries.

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Where does this common expression come from? Get the full story.

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Ask HISTORY: What does it mean to "draw a line in the sand"? 3min

Get the full story of the Texas Rangers, one of America’s oldest and most respected law enforcement agencies, from their start in the 1800s to today’s high-tech police work, and all the infamous outlaws they’ve captured along the way.

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Ask History: Who are the Texas Rangers? 3min

It's a staple Mexican treat, but where can you find an authentic taco without going south of the border? Look no further than Los Angeles, California.

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The American cowboy is still alive at Rodeo Houston in Texas.

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Rodeo Houston 3min

Texans are known for their independent spirit, but joining the Union might have saved the state from disaster.

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Texas Joins the Union 3min

The best salsa is made with the freshest ingredients and a balanced mix of peppers.

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In the highlands of Mexico, the world's finest tequilas are made using ancient and modern techniques.

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They are only cooked once and never actually fried, so where does this dish get its name?

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Refried Beans 4min

Join Famous Fat Dave as he interviews a cook who knows how to make a great taco for Cinco de Mayo.

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Cinco De Mayo Foods: Tacos 4min

At the rodeo, Larry tastes a delicacy that will prove whether he's as tough as the cowboys.

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Cowboy Tough 2min

Larry meets the first family of the American corn dog and ses how The State Fair of Texas created this iconic edible.

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State Fair Fry 5min

Cinco De Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army's successful defense of the city of Puebla against invading French forces in 1862.

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Cinco De Mayo 4min

Ever wonder why May 5th is celebrated in the U.S. and Mexico? Get the full story.

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Ask HISTORY: Cinco De Mayo 2min

Join host Famous Fat Dave as he tries to unlock the mystery of Cinco de Mayo's most unusual food Mole Poblano.

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Cinco de Mayo Foods: Mole Poblano 4min

Texas is famous around the world for oil, cattle and state pride, but there’s a lot more we bet you didn’t know about the Lone Star state.

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Bet You Didn't Know: Texas 3min

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How Texas Got Its Shape 3min

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