. . Houston received the official nickname of "Space City" in 1967 because it is the location of NASA's Lyndon B Johnson Space Center Other nicknames often used by locals include "Bayou City" "Clutch City" "Crush City" "Magnolia City" "H-Town" and "Culinary Capital of the South"., The Texas Revolution has been the subject of poetry and of many books plays and films Most English-language treatments reflect the perspectives of the Anglos and are centered primarily on the battle of the Alamo. From the first novel depicting events of the revolution 1838's Mexico versus Texas through the mid-20th century most works contained themes of anticlericalism and racism depicting the battle as a fight for freedom between good (Anglo Texian) and evil (Mexican) in both English- and Spanish-language literature the Alamo is often compared to the battle of Thermopylae the 1950s Disney miniseries Davy Crockett which was largely based on myth created a worldwide craze for everything Alamo-related. Within several years John Wayne directed and starred in one of the best-known and perhaps least historically accurate film versions the Alamo (1960).[Note 18] Notably this version made the first attempt to leave behind racial stereotypes; it was still banned in Mexico in the late 1970s works about the Alamo began to explore Tejano perspectives which had been all but extinguished even from textbooks about the revolution and to explore the revolution's links to slavery, A Portuguese caravel Stephen F Austin was the first American empresario given permission to operate a colony within Mexican Texas. . .
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