Sherman Texas Culture
The core technology of Apple's latest iPhone is coming to a small town on the Texas-Oklahoma border, with an ad showing the dazzling features of the Silicon Valley tech giant. The city is located in Collin County, which is considered part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, but feels more like a suburb of Dallas than a big city in itself. There are red brick villas on green hills and a handful of small shops in the city, such as a grocery store and a gas station. But there's much more at stake - a city of more than 1,000 people and its suburbs of Frisco and McKinney, and nearby Irving and Plano.
Texas has an exceptionally vibrant arts and entertainment scene, and ask anyone in the Lone Star State, and they will tell you that it is practically their own country. It has more than 1.5 million people - more than any other state in America - and has made it Texas' second-largest city after Dallas.
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Texas produces more jobs than any other state in the US and more than half of all jobs in the country. In fact, WalletHub ranked Texas as the second-largest median income of any state, based on median income per capita, behind New York and ahead of New Jersey.
Dallas, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio and Georgetown are the state's safest cities, according to the Houston Chronicle. Sherman was placed on the list of the safest cities in Texas, a designation that only 40 other cities in the states - including Denison and McKinney, which received the designation - qualify for. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Sherman County was a leader in wheat production with a population of about 1.5 million people.
Texas wheat was transported to the area by coastal shipping and found a good market in the Northeast. The Dallas-Denison connection allowed interstate travel, and there was an expansion of the cultivation area in Sherman County, as well as in other parts of the state.
The Texas Traction Company bought the Denison-Sherman Railroad in 1911 and finished construction of the first of its three railroads in the state, the Sherman-Allen Railroad, in 1908. Finisar also had shops in Allen, but chose Sherman because the city had vacant buildings that could be easily retrofitted. The record collection began with the Texas State Archives in Sherman, a collection of more than 200,000 records from the 1920s and 1930s. They developed a historical museum that is located in the heart of Sherman and has since been under the authority of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARSA) in Dallas.
The Centre for Community and Regional Development (CCRD), which is involved in a wide range of programmes and projects. On site, it serves the city of Sherman and provides general aviation services and promotes tourism in the Texas - Mexico and other parts of Texas.
The Texas Women's Cattle Trails, which tell the story of sixteen women who herded cattle along the Texas-Mexico border during the Civil War in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The group began reading about the American War with the aim of talking about the history of Texas, its people and its history in general. America at War follows Texas, which focuses on why Texans fought during and after the Civil War.
Late in the Civil War, Confederate guerrillas led by William Quantrill hibernated in Sherman's camp and spent the winters with Sherman and his family.
The mayor and city manager were on a tour of the city, but pro-Confederate militiamen arrested more suspects than Sherman. After the assassination, U.S. Representative Robert E. Lee, R-Texas, and other members of Congress intervened to stop the killing.
In addition, Sherman hosts an annual Mardi Gras celebration, so visitors can expect a number of exciting events during their visit to the city. The annual event is a beautiful repetition of the event from the 1880s, "the Texas Historical Society of Sherman, Texas, writes on its website.
The earlier chapters have been revised to include more information about Sherman's history, which has been instrumental in bringing popular culture closer to Austin.
A before the book was published, Texas Monthly spoke with Sherman about how boy bands have changed Texas culture, how they love Texas and what readers take away from the book. Texas author Maria Sherman, born and raised in San Antonio, was born in Fort Worth, but has been in Texas most of her life. She is the author of four books, all of which are published by Literary Dallas, and co-founder and editor of the Austin, Texas-based cultural magazine.
She is the author of four books and co-founder of Literary Dallas, a cultural magazine in Austin, Texas, and Texas Monthly.