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texanist crockett school march 2024Q:  I went to two schools named after presumably notable Texans: James S. Deady Middle School and Charles H. Milby High School. Who were these people?Rick, via emailA: The Lone Star State brims with institutions of public education whose facades are emblazoned with names that are instantly familiar to anyone who ever set foot in a seventh-grade Texas history class. If one took the time to count up all the schools graced with the names of Austin, Bowie, Crockett, Houston, and the like, one would be counting for a very long time. But many other schools are named after worthy Texans of much less renown. Case in point: though the Texanist’s early education did include a stint at a middle school named for famed Alamo defender…

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