Humanities Texas is excited to launch the third season of Texas Originals, our radio series profiling individuals whose life and achievements have had a profound influence upon Texas history and culture. Texas Originals is developed in partnership with Houston Public Radio and Austin PBS.

In these new episodes, listeners will have the opportunity to meet intrepid explorer Bernardo de Gálvez, playwright Josefina Niggli, civil rights activist William J. Durham, Tejano music icon Selena Quintanilla Pérez, and many other significant figures from our state’s past.

All episodes of Texas Originals are available on the Humanities Texas website. Each webpage also includes photographs, historic documents, and additional resources for listeners to learn more about each of the "originals" featured in the series.

In the coming months, we will launch a suite of curriculum resources for classroom teachers to integrate Texas Originals episodes into their classrooms. Spanish-language translations are currently available online, and we plan to record Spanish-language audio of all 155 Texas Originals episodes later this year.

Texas Originals is available at no cost to all public and commercial radio stations in the state. If you are interested in bringing the series to your community, email