In commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the Texas Revolution, Director Michael Cerny completed a series of sixty-second stories presented by well-known Texans that recall the many exceptional accomplishments made by other Texans and explore Texas history tid-bits.
Check out seven of these videos, featuring Texas native celebrities such as Chandra Wilson (Grey's Anatomy), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), former First Lady Laura Bush, Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers), Summer Glau (Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives) and former baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan as they celebrate Texas 175th Anniversary.
Houston native Chandra Wilson recounts the life of "Brave Bessie” Coleman, the first female pilot of African American descent.
Trivia: Chandra Wilson plays Dr. Miranda Bailey in the ABC television drama Grey's Anatomy, in which Summer Glau made a guest appearance in season eight as nurse Emily.
Houston native Jim Parsons discusses the beginning of the oil energy in Texas.
Trivia: Jim Parsons plays Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, in which Summer Glau made a guest appareance in season two as herself.
Midland native Laura Bush shares the remarkable story of George Dawson, who learned to read at 98.
Dallas native Owen Wilson recounts the life of "Blind" Willie Johnson, a gospel blues singer and guitarist.
Owen Wilson played in the 2004 comedy "Meet the Fockers"; I wonder if Summer Glau met Owen when she attended the Los Angeles premiere on December 2004.
San Antonio native Summer Glau goes green as she celebrates the development of wind energy in Texas.
Watch more screencaps in the Gallery.
Austin native Ricardo Chavira shares the remarkable story of Lionel Lopez, who helps people living in Colonias in South Texas.
Trivia: Ricardo Chavira voices Clifford Zmeck/Major Force in the animated movie Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, while summer Glau voices Supergirl/Kara Zor-El in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
Alvin native and former Major League Baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan relates the very personal story of how something “Made in Texas” launched a Hall of Fame career. He is currently principal owner and CEO of the professional baseball team Texas Rangers.
Did you know that Summer Glau grand father Julius Rudolf Glau was a famous baseball player for San Antonio in the 20's? Read more at: Summer Glau Ethnicity and Name Origin
The year 2011 marked the 175th anniversary of the Texas Revolution, you can read more at Celebrate Texas.
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Message #2 | KevinInEngland | 30 May 2013, 14:39 GMT
In the comment about her father being a famous baseball player. There is more than that. Her great great grandfather by the same name is recorded in the San Antonio Express as having been a player. Records begin 1921 and are recorded every week through the entire period up to 1953. 3 generations and the latter 2 were definitely both player and manager. They played a few big teams.
I am extremely impressed. I wish there was pictures but there is only 1 grainy image, which shows Julius jnr as a very handsome man.