List of people from Texas

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List of people from Texas

The following are people who were either born/raised or have lived for a significant period of time in Texas.

Military/war

Founders of The Republic of Texas

*Stephen F. Austin (1793–1836), the "Father of Texas"
*Edward Burleson (1798–1851), Texas soldier, general, and statesman
*David G. Burnet (1788–1870), interim President of the Republic of Texas
*Jao De La Porta, trader, financed settlement of Galveston Island
*Sam Houston (1793–1863), first President of Republic of Texas, later U.S. Senator from Texas and Governor of Texas
*Anson Jones (1798–1858), last President of the Republic of Texas, called the "Architect of Annexation"
*Mirabeau B. Lamar (1798–1859), second President of Republic of Texas
*Jose Antonio Navarro (1795–1871), Texas statesman, revolutionary and politician
*Thomas Jefferson Rusk (1803–1857), Secretary of War between Texas and Mexico, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas and Senator from Texas after admission to the Union.
*Edwin Waller (1800–1881) judge, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence
*Lorenzo de Zavala (1788–1836), first vice-president of the Republic of Texas and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence

The Texas Revolution/The Alamo

*Jim Bowie (1796–1836), frontiersman, died at the Battle of the Alamo
*Davy Crockett (1786–1836), frontiersman and U.S. Congressman, died at the Alamo
*James Fannin (c. 1804 – 1836), key figure during the Texas Revolution
*Sam Houston (1793–1863), commander of victorious Texian Army at the Battle of San Jacinto of the Texas Revolution, which won independence for Texas
*Benjamin McCulloch (1811–1862), soldier in the Texas Revolution, Texas Ranger, U.S. Marshal, and brigadier general for the Confederate States of America
*Henry Eustace McCulloch (1816–1895), a soldier in the Texas Revolution, Texas Ranger, and brigadier general for the Confederate States of America
*Juan Seguin (1806–1890), Tejano hero during the Texas Revolution
*William B. Travis (1809–1836), commander of Texas forces at the Alamo
*Logan Vandeveer (1815–1855), Hero of San Jacinto

The Civil War

*John Henry Brown (1820–1895), Confederate officer, served on staffs of two generals
*Dick Dowling (1838–1867), commander at Sabine Pass and famous Houstonian
*John "Rip" Ford (1815–1897), Texas Rangers legend and commander at the Battle of Palmito Ranch
*John Bell Hood (1831–1879), commander of Hood's Texas Brigade and Confederate General
*Albert Sidney Johnston (1803–1862), Confederate General and commander of the Confederate western forces
*John B. Magruder (1807–1871), Confederate General at the Battle of Galveston
*Rosanna Osterman (1809–1866), Civil War nurse
*Pleasant Tackitt (1803–1886), Confederate Officer and county official at Fort Belknap, Texas. One of the founders of Parker County, Texas.
*George Washington Walser, POW after Siege of Vicksburg; Quanah, Texas Sharecropper. Fact|date = August 2008
*Charles S. West (1829–1885), Confederate officer and judge advocate general for the Trans-Mississippi Department
*Louis T. Wigfall (1816–1874), Confederate General and Senator from Texas, secured the surrender of Fort Sumter

World War I

*Benjamin Foulois, (1879–1967), was a U.S. Army Officer and a pioneering airman.

World War II

*Harlon Block raised the flag on Mt. Suribachi at Iwo Jima
*Horace S. Carswell, Jr. (1916–1944), Army Air Corps major, awarded Medal of Honor
*Claire Chennault (1893–1958), commander of the "Flying Tigers"
*Ira C. Eaker (1896–1987), commander of the Eighth Air Force in World War II
*Oveta Culp Hobby (1905–1995), Colonel Women's Army Corps, first secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare
*Neel E. Kearby, fighter ace and Medal of Honor recipient
*Audie Murphy (1924–1971), World War II hero, actor, Medal of Honor Recipient
*Chester Nimitz (1885–1966), commander of Allied naval forces in the Pacific during World War II
*James Earl Rudder Hero of D-Day, Commander of the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion, which stormed the beach at Pointe du Hoc
*Wilburn Snyder (1923-2008), survivor of Bataan Death March and Baptist pastor in several Houston churches

Korean War

*Charles F. Pendleton (1931–1953), awarded Medal of Honor

Vietnam War

*Oliver North (born 1943), Lieutenant-Colonel USMC Retired, involved in the Iran Contra scandal
*Billy Waugh (born 1929), Army Special Forces, Studies and Observations Group, Afghanistan Liberation

Public office

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*Joseph Hugh Allen (1940-2008), one of the "Dirty 30" reform members of the Texas House of Representatives in the 1971 legislative session
*Ben Barnes (born 1938), former lieutenant governor (1969-1973) of Texas; youngest House Speaker in Texas history (1965-1969)
*Lloyd Bentsen (1921–2006), U.S. representative and United States senator
*Teel Bivins (born 1947), former state senator from Amarillo and U.S. Ambassador to Sweden
*Henry Bonilla (born 1954), former U.S. representative from San Antonio
*Jeb Bush (born 1953), Governor of Florida, raised in Midland and Houston
*Edward Burleson (1798–1851), Texas soldier, general, and statesman
*Lauro Cavazos (born 1927), U.S. Secretary of Education, first Hispanic U.S. Cabinet officer
*Henry Cisneros (born 1947), Former Mayor of San Antonio and United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
*Tom C. Clark (1899–1977), United States Attorney General and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
*Susan Combs (born 1946), Texas comptroller
*John Connally (1917–1993), Secretary of the Navy, Governor of Texas, United States Secretary of the Treasury
*John Cornyn (born 1952), United States Senator
*Henry Cuellar (born 1955), U.S. Representative from South Texas; former state representative
*David Dewhurst (born 1945), Texas lieutenant governor since 2003
*James E. "Pa" Ferguson (1871-1944), governor of Texas (1915-1917), impeached, convicted, and removed from office
*Miriam "Ma" Ferguson (1875–1961), first female governor of Texas
*Tony Garza (born 1958) current U.S. ambassador to Mexico
*Alberto Gonzales (born 1955), former United States Attorney General
*Henry B. Gonzalez (1916-2000), former U.S. representative from San Antonio
*Blake Gottesman (born 1980), aide to President George W. Bush
*Phil Gramm (born 1942), former United States Senator
*Henry C. Grover (1927-2005), former state legislator, 1972 Republican gubernatorial nominee, intraparty rival of Phil Gramm
*Jim Hogg (1851–1906), first native Texan to become Governor of Texas
*Kay Bailey Hutchison (born 1943), first woman U.S. senator from Texas
*Barbara Jordan (1936–1996), congresswoman, United States House of Representatives
*Mike Krusee (born 1959), state representative; transportation policy expert
*Oscar M. Laurel (1920-2001), South Texas Mexican-American politician
*Gary D. McCaleb (born 1941), former mayor of Abilene and president of the Texas Municipal League
*Jim Mattox (born 1943), former U.S. representative and attorney general of Texas
*William C. Meier (born 1940), former state senator, holds world filibuster record; lost race for attorney general to Jim Mattox in 1982
*Sandra Day O'Connor (born 1930), First woman Justice of the Supreme Court
*W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel (1890–1969), former governor of Texas and United States Senator
*Bill Owens (born 1950), former Governor of Colorado.
*Jerry E. Patterson (born 1946), current land commissioner
*Rick Perry (born 1950), current Governor of Texas
*Robert "Bob" Price (1927-2004), former U.S. representative from Pampa
*Richard P. Raymond (born 1960), South Texas state representative
*Sam Rayburn (1882–1961), United States Congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives
*Ann Richards (1933–2006), former governor of Texas
*Ezequiel D. Salinas (1908-2007), South Texas Mexican-American politician
*Preston Smith (1912-2003), former governor (1969-1973) and lieutenant governor (1963-1969) of Texas
*Todd Staples (born 1963), Texas agriculture commissioner
*Carole Strayhorn (born 1939), Texas comptroller (1999-2007), former railroad commissioner
*Ernest O. Thompson (1892-1966), Texas Railroad Commissioner, former mayor of Amarillo, expert on petroleum production and petroleum conservation
*John G. Tower (1925–1991), First Republican United States Senator from Texas since Reconstruction
*Vidal M. Trevino (1929-2006), Hispanic state representative, school superintendent
*Morris W. Turner (1931-2008), mayor of Lubbock (1972-1974)
*George E. "Buddy" West (1936-2008), state representative from Odessa
*Ric Williamson (1952-2007), state representative; chairman of Texas Transportation Commission
*Jim Wright (born 1922), United States Congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives
*Judith Zaffirini (born 1943), state senator from Laredo

US President

*George H.W. Bush (born 1924), 41st President of the United States (born in Milton, Massachusetts)
*George W. Bush (born 1946), 43rd President of the United States, Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000 (born in New Haven, CT)
*Dwight Eisenhower (1890–1969), 34th President of the United States (born in Denison, but raised in Kansas)
*Lyndon B. Johnson (1908–1973), 36th President of the United States

Famous Texas women

*Cornelia Adair (1837-1921) matriarch of JA Ranch in Texas Panhandle
*Laura Bush (born 1946) First Lady of the United States
*Minnie Lou Bradley (born 1931), matriarch of the Bradley 3 Ranch in Childress County
*Ruthe B. Cowl (1912-2008), philanthropist
*Norma Rhodes Gabler (1923–2007), public school textbook monitor and cofounder of Educational Research Analysts in Longview
*Edna Gladney (1886–1961), founder of "The Edna Gladney Home" for orphaned children
*Bette Nesmith Graham (1924–1980), inventor of Liquid Paper
*Lena Guerrero (1957-2008), politician
*Laura Vernon Hamner (1871-1968) author; ranch historian; educator
*Sybil Harrington (died 1998), philanthropist
*Ima Hogg (1882–1975), philanthropist
*Lady Bird Johnson (1912–2007), former first lady (married to President Lyndon B. Johnson)
*Jane Herbert Wilkinson Long (1798–1880), considered to be "the Mother of Texas"
*Anna Mebus Martin, first female bank president in the United States, rancher/owner of over 60,000 acres in the Mason County area.
*Cynthia Ann Parker (1826–1870), kidnapped in 1836 and raised by Comanche Indians. Mother to Quanah Parker, the last Comanche Chief
*Emily West Morgan (c. 1815 – 19th century), an indentured servant know as "The Yellow Rose of Texas" who, legend has it, helped win the Texas war of independence from Mexico
*Sandy Cheeks, a fictional character from the children's TV show SpongeBob SquarePants
*Ann Richards, second woman governor of Texas (1991-1995); state treasurer (1983-1991)
*Cecile Richards, daughter of Ann Richards
*Carole Strayhorn (born 1939), Independent gubernatorial candidate in 2006 general election
*Judith Zaffirini, South Texas state senator from Laredo
*Misty L. Garcia, philanthropistFact|date = July 2008
*Lauren T. Cook, Student at C.M.S. fact/date= January 1996

Entertainment

Fashion

*Brooke Burns (born 1978), model, actress
*Marisol Deluna (born 1967), fashion designer
*Kiko "Mizuhara" Daniel (born 1990), model, Japan Fashion Model, " [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivi_(magazine)]
*Natasha Galkina (born 1985), model, runner-up on "America's Next Top Model, Cycle 8"
*Jerry Hall (born 1956), model, actress
*Angie Harmon (born 1972), model, actress
*Irlene Mandrell (born 1956), model, actress
*Ali Michael (born 1990), model
*Suzy Parker (1932–2003), model, actress
*Lori Singer (born 1957), actress, model, classical musician
*Anna Nicole Smith (1967–2007), model, actress
*Kimberly Kay Smith (born 1983), model, actress

Film/theater/television

*F. Murray Abraham (born 1939), actor
*Jensen Ackles (born 1978), actor "Smallville", "Supernatural (TV series)"
*Debbie Allen (born 1950), actress, choreographer, director, producer
*Joshua Allen (born 1989), dancer, 2008 winner of "So You Think You Can Dance"
*Audrey Marie Anderson, actress, "The Unit"
*Wes Anderson (born 1969), director "Bottle Rocket", "Rushmore", "The Royal Tenenbaums", "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"
*Michael Arden (born 1982), actor
*"Stone Cold" Steve Austin (born 1964), professional wrestler, actor
*Tex Avery (1908–1980), animator, cartoonist, director
*Joe Don Baker (born 1936), actor
*Taylor Ball (born 1987), actor
*Barbara Barrie (born 1931), actress
*Jim Beaver (born 1950), actor
*Madge Bellamy (1899–1990), actress
*Crystal Bernard (born 1961), actress and singer
*Alexis Bledel (born 1981), actress, starred in "Gilmore Girls"
*Dan Blocker (1928–1972), actor "Hoss Cartwright" on "Bonanza"
*John Boles (1895–1969), actor
*Powers Boothe (born 1949), actor
*Abby Brammell (born 1979), actress, "The Unit"
*Betty Buckley (born 1947), actress
*Norman Buckley (born 1955), television director and editor
*Brooke Burns (born 1978), actress, model
*Wendell Burton (born 1947), actor
*Gary Busey (born 1944), actor
*Kate Capshaw (born 1953), actress, married to Steven Spielberg
*Allen Case (1934–1986), actor, singer
*Cyd Charisse (1921–2008), actress, dancer
*Ricardo Chavira (born 1971), actor, "Carlos Solis" on "Desperate Housewives
*Thomas Haden Church (born 1961), Academy Award-nominated actor
*Dabney Coleman (born 1932), actor
*Jessica Collins (born 1983), actress
*Barry Corbin (born 1940), actor
*Chace Crawford (born 1985), actor
*Joan Crawford (1908–1977), actress
*Linda Darnell (1923-1965), actress
*Jenna Dewan (born 1980), actress, star of "Step Up" and "Take the Lead"
*Colby Donaldson (born 1974), actor
*Michael Dorn (born 1952), star of ' and '
*Haylie Duff (born 1985), actress
*Sandy Duncan (born 1946), actress, singer
*Shelley Duvall (born 1949), actress, played Olive Oyl in the film "Popeye"
*George Eads (born 1967), actor, plays Nick Stokes in the TV series ""
*Shannon Elizabeth (born 1973), actress
*Ron Ely (born 1938), actor "Tarzan"
*Dale Evans (1912–2001), actress, singer-songwriter, married to Roy Rogers
*Morgan Fairchild (born 1950), actress
*Farrah Fawcett (born 1947), actress
*Miles Fisher (born 1983), actor
*Horton Foote (born 1916), two-time Academy Award-winning actor
*Scott Michael Foster (born 1985), actor
*Jamie Foxx (born 1967) Academy Award-winning actor
*Al Freeman, Jr. (born 1934), actor, director
*Jennifer Garner (born 1972), actress, star of "Alias"
*Greer Garson (1904–1996), actress
*Karen Ruth Getchell (born 1965), Film Production Manager "Lakeview Terrace", "Burn After Reading", "The Ruins", "No Country for Old Men", "Smokin' Aces", "Dazed and Confused", "", "Friday Night Lights", "The Ladykillers", "Intolerable Cruelty", "The Hudsucker Proxy", "Being John Malkovich", "Nurse Betty", "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", "Men in Black II"
*Peri Gilpin (born 1961), actress
*Summer Glau (born 1981), dancer & actress "Firefly"
*Selena Gomez (born 1992), actress
*David Gordon Green (born 1975), filmmaker
*Sarah Hagan (born 1984), actress
*Larry Hagman (born 1931), actor, son of actress Mary Martin
*Irma P. Hall (born 1935), actress
*Jerry Hall (born 1956), model, actress, former wife of Mick Jagger
*Mark Harelik (born 1951), actor, playwright
*Angie Harmon (born 1972), actress
*Woody Harrelson (born 1961), actor
*James V. Hart (born 1960), screenwriter
*Ethan Hawke (born 1970), actor
*Jerry Haynes (born 1927), actor, children's television host
*Katherine Helmond (born 1928), actress
*Jennifer Love Hewitt (born 1979), actress
*John Hillerman (born 1932), actor, played the English Major domo "Higgins" on "Magnum, P.I."
*Jordan Hinson (born 1991), actress
*Tobe Hooper, (born 1943), director "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre", "Poltergeist", "'Salem's Lot"
*Larry Hovis (1936–2003), actor
*Carolyn Jones (1929–1983), actress, best known as "Morticia" in "The Addams Family"
*L.Q. Jones (born 1927), actor, originally from Beaumont
*Margo Jones (1911–1955), theatre founder and director
*Tommy Lee Jones (born 1946), actor
*Mike Judge (born 1962), producer, animator and actor
*Christian Kane (born 1974), actor, singer, played "Lindsay" on "Angel", "Close to Home (TV series)"
*Evelyn Keyes (1916–2008), actress
*Kris Kristofferson (born 1936), actor, singer, songwriter
*Richard Linklater (born 1961), director "Slacker", "Dazed and Confused", "Before Sunrise", "School of Rock", A Scanner Darkly"
*Eva Longoria (born 1975), actress
*Demi Lovato (born 1992), actress, singer-songwriter
*Deirdre Lovejoy (born 1962), actress, Rhonda Pearlman on "The Wire"
*Terrence Malick (born 1943), director "Badlands", "Days of Heaven"
*Irlene Mandrell (born 1956), actress, model
*Mary Martin (1913–1990), actress, mother of actor Larry Hagman
*Margo Martindale (born 1951), actress
*Tim McCanlies (born 1963) screenwriter, director
*Matthew McConaughey (born 1969), actor
*Jake McDorman (born 1986), actor
*George McFarland (1928–1993), actor played "Spanky" in the "Our Gang" comedies, AKA "The Little Rascals"
*Benjamin McKenzie (born 1978), actor "The O.C."
*Alex McLeod (born 1968), actress
*Ann Miller (1923–2004), actress, dancer
*Belita Moreno (born 1949), actress
*Glenn Morshower (born 1959), actor, Agent Aaron Pierce on "24"
*Audie Murphy (1924–1971), actor, World War II hero
*Edwin Neal (born 1945), actor
*Renee O'Connor (born 1971) actress
*Annette O'Toole (born 1955), dancer, actress
*Jared Padalecki (born 1982), actor "Gilmore Girls", "Supernatural (TV series)"
*Kay Panabaker (born 1990), television actress
*Suzy Parker (1932–2003), actress, model
*Bill Paxton (born 1955), actor "Titanic"
*Valerie Perrine (born 1943), actress
*Mary Kay Place (born 1947), actress, singer, co-starred in "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"
*Dennis Quaid (born 1954), actor
*Randy Quaid (born 1950), actor
*Phylicia Rashad (born 1948), actress
*Debbie Reynolds (born 1932), actress, mother of Carrie Fisher
*Dallas Roberts (born 1970), actor
*James Roday (born 1976), actor
*Gene Roddenberry (1921–1991), "Star Trek" creator, writer, director, producer
*Michelle Rodriguez (born 1978), actress "Lost"
*Robert Rodriguez (born 1968), director, producer, writer, composer
*Henry Roquemore (1886–1943), actor
*Irene Ryan (1902–1973), actress "Granny" on "The Beverly Hillbillies"
*Julian Schnabel (born 1951), award-winning film director, visual artist
*Zachary Scott (1914-1965), actor
*Eileen Sedgwick (1898–1991), actress in silent films
*Ann Sheridan (1915–1967), actress
*Lori Singer (born 1957), actress, model, classical musician
*J. Mack Slaughter, Jr. (born 1983), actor
*Anna Nicole Smith (1967–2007), model, actress
*Jaclyn Smith (born 1947), actress, starred in "Charlie's Angels"
*Kimberly Kay Smith (born 1983), model, actress
*Sissy Spacek (born 1949), actress, cousin of Rip Torn
*Aaron Spelling (1923–2006), TV producer
*Brent Spiner (born 1949), actor, star of "
*Nick Stahl (born 1979), actor
*Jimmy Starr (1904–1991), screenwriter, columnist
*Matt Stone (born 1971), animator, voice actor, cocreator of "South Park" with Trey Parker
*Patrick Swayze (born 1952), actor
*Sharon Tate (1943–1969), actress
*Buck Taylor (born 1938), actor, artist, rancher in Fort Worth
*Regina Taylor (born 1960), actress, "The Unit", "I'll Fly Away"
*Henry Thomas (born 1971), actor "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", musician
*Rip Torn (born 1931), actor, cousin of Sissy Spacek
*Alan Tudyk (born 1971), actor
*Tommy Tune (born 1939), Broadway director, choreographer
*King Vidor (1894–1982), film director, producer
*Isaiah Washington (born 1963), actor
*Barry Watson (born 1974), actor
*Peter Weller (born 1947), actor
*Lisa Whelchel (born 1963), actress, author
*Forest Whitaker (born 1961), actor
*JoBeth Williams (born 1948), actress
*Van Williams (born 1934), actor
*Chill Wills (1903–1978), actor, singer
*Dooley Wilson (1886–1953), actor, singer, played "Sam" in "Casablanca"
*Luke Wilson (born 1971), actor
*Owen Wilson (born 1968), actor
*Robin Wright Penn (born 1966), actress, married to Sean Penn
*RenΓ©e Zellweger (born 1969), actress

Comedians

*Carol Burnett (born 1933), comedian, actor
*Rodney Carrington (born 1968), comedian
*Jade Esteban Estrada (born 1975), comedian, actor
*Bill Engvall (born 1957), comedian, actor
*Kinky Friedman (born 1944), comedian, novelist, politician
*Bill Hicks (1961–1994), comedian
*Steve Martin (born 1945), comedian, actor
*Iliza Shlesinger (born 1983), comedian
*Ron White (born 1956), comedian, actor

Music

*Dimebag Darrell Abbott (1966–2004), musician
*Vinnie Paul Abbott (born 1964), musician
*Jacques Abram (1915–1998), concert pianist
*Samuel Adler (born 1928), composer, conductor, educator
*Carter Albrecht (1973–2007), rock keyboardist, guitarist, classical pianist
*Victor Alessandro (1915–1976), conductor
*Terry Allen (born 1943), musician
*Jerry Allison (born 1939), musician
*Nancy Ames (born 1937), pop/folk singer
*Bud Andrews (born 1940), DJ, discovered Jerry Clower
*Gene Autry (1907–1998), country music singer
*Erykah Badu (born 1971), R&B and hip hop singer
*Zac Baird (born 1971), rock keyboardist
*Marcia Ball (born 1949), blues singer
*Frank Beard (born 1949), drummer in ZZ Top
*Leila Bela, musician, writer, actress (born in Tehran, Iran, immigrated to Austin)
*Taz Bentley, rock drummer (Burden Brothers)
*Shelly Berg (born 1955), jazz pianist and educator
*David Berman (born 1967), alt-rock singer-songwriter (The Silver Jews)
*Angela BeyincΓ© (born 1982), songwriter
*Big Moe (Kenneth Moore) (1974–2007), rapper
*Bill Smith Combo aka Tommy & The Tom Toms DFW Rock 'n Roll group
*Cedric Bixler-Zavala (born 1974), dub, salsa and progressive rock musician
*Clint Black (born 1962), country music singer, raised in Houston
*Julien Paul Blitz (1885–1951), conductor, cellist
*Maya Bond (born 2000), (born in Osaka, Japan, immigrated to Austin), singer-songwriter, drummer
*Brent Bourgeois (born 1958), rock singer, producer
*Boxcar Willie (1931–1999), country singer
*Edie Brickell (born 1966), singer – married to Paul Simon
*The 5 Browns (born 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986), classical pianist siblings born in Texas, raised in Texas and Utah
*Rex Brown (born 1964), musician
*Anshel Brusilow (born 1928), orchestra conductor and violinist
*T-Bone Burnett (born 1948), rock/country songwriter, musician, producer
*Zack Busby (born 1973), rock bass guitarist
*William Butler (born 1982), member of Arcade Fire
*Win Butler (born 1980), lead singer of Canadian indie-rock band Arcade Fire
*Ryan Cabrera (born 1982), singer/songwriter
*Tevin Campbell (born 1976), musician
*Vikki Carr (born 1941), jazz, pop, country and Latin music singer
*Jason Castro (born 1987), pop singer/guitarist
*John Cerminaro (born 1947), classical horn player
*Chamillionaire (born 1979), rapper
*Ciara (Ciara Harris) (born 1985), musician
*Lakrea Clark (born 1991), singer-songwriter
*Kelly Clarkson (born 1982), singer, "American Idol" winner
*Laura Claycomb (born 1968), operatic soprano
*Van Cliburn (born 1934), famous pianist (born in Louisiana, raised in Texas)
*Ornette Coleman (born 1930), jazz musician
*Albert Collins (1932–1993), blues musician
*David Cook (born 1982), rock singer-songwriter (born in Houston, raised in Missouri)
*Larry Coryell (born 1943), jazz fusion guitarist
*Cowboy Troy (born 1970), rap singer-songwriter
*Christopher Cross (born 1951), singer
*Wayne Crouse (1924–2000), violist
*Ivan Davis (born 1932), classical pianist
*Mac Davis (born 1942), musician
*Ronnie Dawson (1939–2003), rockabilly musician
*Tim DeLaughter (born 1965), rock singer
*Lindsay Deutsch (born 1984), concert violinist
*DJ Screw (Robert Earl Davis, Jr.) (1971–2000), hip-hop artist
*The D.O.C. (born 1968), rapper
*Deryl Dodd (born 1964), country music singer-songwriter
*Helen Donath (born 1940), operatic soprano
*Hilary Duff (born 1987), singer
*Chauntelle DuPree (born 1981), rock/pop guitarist (Eisley)
*Garron DuPree (born 1989), rock/pop bass guitarist (Eisley)
*Sherri DuPree (born 1983), rock/pop singer, guitarist, lyricist (Eisley)
*Stacy DuPree (born 1988), rock/pop keyboardist, singer (Eisley)
*Weston DuPree (born 1986), rock/pop drummer (Eisley)
*Steve Earle (born 1955), singer-songwriter, musician
*Paul Ellison (born 1941), classical bassist and teacher
*Ralna English (born 1942), singer from "The Lawrence Welk Show"
*Terry Fator (born 1965), singer, ventriloquist, impersonator
*Freddy Fender (1937–2006), musician
*Carl Finch (born 1951), polka musician, founder of Brave Combo
*Charles Finger (1867–1941), music teacher, conservatory administrator; later a noted author of children's literature
*Carlisle Floyd (born 1926), opera composer
*Bruce Ford (born 1956), operatic tenor
*Walter Fried (1877–1925), violinist and conductor
*Kinky Friedman (born 1944), singer-songwriter, novelist, columnist, candidate for governor of Texas
*Lefty Frizzell (1928–1975), country singer
*Bobby Fuller (1942–1966), rock singer and guitarist
*Justin Furstenfeld (born 1975), rock singer and guitarist
*Kyle Gann (born 1955), composer, musicologist, music critic
*Red Garland (1923–1984), jazz pianist
*Larry Gatlin (born 1948), singer-songwriter, member of The Gatlin Brothers
*Billy Gibbons (born 1949), guitarist in ZZ Top
*Don Gillis (1912–1978), composer, conductor, producer, educator
*Jimmie Dale Gilmore (born 1945), singer-songwriter
*Jimmy Giuffre (1921–2008), jazz composer, arranger, clarinetist and saxophonist
*Jack Glatzer (born 1939), concert violinist
*David Golub (1950–2000), classical pianist, conductor
*Susan Graham (born 1960), opera singer
*Donald Grantham (born 1947), classical composer and music educator
*Jerry Gray (1915–1976), Swing-Era arranger and bandleader
*Nanci Griffith (born 1953), singer / songwriter
*David Wendel Guion (1892–1981), composer, arranger of folk tunes
*Stuart Hamblen (1908–1989), country singer, candidate for U.S. President
*Hannibal (born 1948), jazz trumpet player, composer
*Roy Hargrove (born 1969), jazz trumpet player
*Lynn Harrell (born 1944), concert cellist raised in Texas
*Mack Harrell (1909–1960), operatic baritone
*Gibby Haynes (born 1957), lead singer of the Butthole Surfers
*Roy Head (born 1941), Roy Head and The Traits
*Don Henley (born 1947), musician with rock group the Eagles
*Casey Hess, rock guitarist (Burden Brothers)
*Dusty Hill (born 1945), bass guitarist in ZZ Top
*Tish Hinojosa (born 1955), Mexican-American folk singer
*Ernst Hoffmann (c. 1899 – 1956), orchestra conductor
*Buddy Holly (1936–1959), singer-songwriter
*Steve Holy (born 1972), country singer
*Johnny Horton (1925–1960), country singer
*Brad Houser (born 1960), rock instrumentalist
*Frank Huang (born 1978), concert violinist
*Ray Wylie Hubbard (born 1946), country singer-songwriter
*Bobbi Humphrey (born 1950), jazz flutist
*Jerry Hunt (1943–1993), avant-garde composer
*Blind Lemon Jefferson (1897–1929), blues musician
*Speight Jenkins (born 1937), opera administrator, producer
*Waylon Jennings (1937–2002), country singer
*Flaco JimΓ©nez (born 1939), musician
*Virgil L. Johnson (born 1935), musician, The Velvets
*Nicholas Jonas (born 1992), singer, guitarist of the Jonas Brothers
*George Jones (born 1931), country singer
*Mike Jones (born 1981), rapper
*Norah Jones (born 1979), soul/folk singer-songwriter, born in New York City but raised in Texas
*Tom Jones (born 1928), lyricist of musical theater
*Janis Joplin (1943–1970), singer
*Scott Joplin (c. 1867 – 1917), ragtime musician and composer
*Milton Katims (1909–2006), concert violist and conductor
*Robert Earl Keen (born 1957), singer-songwriter
*Peck Kelley (1898–1980), jazz pianist and bandleader
*Freddie King (1934–1976), blues guitarist, singer
*Ralph Kirshbaum (born 1946), cellist
*BeyoncΓ© Knowles (born 1981), R&B singer, actress
*Solange Knowles (born 1986), R&B singer-songwriter, actress, model, dancer
*Karl Korte (born 1928), composer, music educator
*Hans Kreissig (1856–1929), conductor, pianist, educator; created Dallas Symphony Orchestra
*Kris Kristofferson (born 1936), singer-songwriter, actor
*Philip Krumm (born 1941), composer
*Fredell Lack (born 1922), concert violinist
*Miranda Lambert (born 1983), singer/songwriter
*Melissa Lawson (born 1976), country singer
*Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter) (1888–1949), blues musician
*Raymond Lewenthal (1923–1988), concert pianist
*Vaden Todd Lewis (born 1965), grunge singer-guitarist (The Toadies, Burden Brothers)
*Mance Lipscomb (1895–1976), Blues singer, guitarist
*Robert Lipsett (born 1947), concert violinist and master teacher
*Andrew Litton (born 1959), orchestra conductor
*John Lomax (1867–1948), musicologist, folklorist
*Trini Lopez (born 1937), Hispanic musician, singer
*Lyle Lovett (born 1957), singer-songwriter
*LeToya Luckett (born 1981), singer
*Ray Lynch (born 1943), classical guitarist and lutenist
*Martie Maguire (born 1969), country singer-songwriter (The Dixie Chicks)
*Lloyd Maines (born 1951), musician, producer
*Natalie Maines (born 1974), musician
*Will Makar (born 1989), singer, born and raised in The Woodlands/Houston
*Petronel Malan (born 1974), concert pianist
*Barbara Mandrell (born 1948), country singer
*Louise Mandrell (born 1954), country singer
*Chris Marion (born 1962), rock musician member of Little River Band
*David Martin (1937–1987) [http://www.mp3.com/artist/dave-martin11/summary/] rock musician, original member of Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs, Bill Smith Combo, Tommy & The Tom Toms
*Eduardo Mata (1942–1995), orchestra conductor
*Johnny Mathis (born 1935), singer
*W. Francis McBeth (born 1933), composer, music educator
*Neal McCoy (born 1958), country singer
*Meat Loaf (born 1951), singer, actor
*David Meece (born 1952), contemporary Christian singer, pianist
*Lydia Mendoza (1916-2007), Tejano singer
*Tift Merritt (born 1975), rock/country singer-songwriter
*Buddy Miles (1947–2008), rock drummer
*Jason Miller, drummer
*Roger Miller (1936–1992), singer-songwriter
*Steve Miller (born 1943), blues/rock guitarist
*Harold Morris (1890–1964), classical pianist, composer, educator
*Lacey Mosley (born 1981), lead singer of alternative metal band Flyleaf
*Michael Martin Murphey (born 1945), country singer-songwriter
*Emilio Navaira (born 1962), Latin pop/country musician
*Nelly (born 1978), rapper
*Willie Nelson (born 1933), country singer-songwriter
*Michael Nesmith (born 1942), singer with The Monkees
*David "Fathead" Newman (born 1933), jazz saxophonist
*Elena Nikolaidi (1909–2002), opera singer and teacher
*Pauline Oliveros (born 1932), avant-garde composer, performance artist
*Roy Orbison (1936–1988), singer-songwriter
*K. T. Oslin (born 1941), country singer-songwriter
*Buck Owens (1929–2006), country singer
*Patrice Pike, rock/soul singer-songwriter-guitarist
*Mark Pirro, rock bass player
*Mark Powell (born 1966), symphony and opera conductor
*Billy Preston (1946–2006), soul musician
*Ray Price (born 1926), country singer
*Charley Pride (born 1938), country singer
*Selena Quintanilla (1971–1995), singer
*Ezra Rachlin (1915–1995), orchestra conductor, pianist
*Dewey Redman (1931-2006), jazz saxophonist
*NicolΓ  Rescigno (1916–2008), opera conductor
*J.P. (The Big Bopper) Richardson (1930–1959), singer
*Jeannie C. Riley (born 1945), country singer
*LeAnn Rimes (born 1982), country singer, born in Mississippi, but grew up in Garland, Texas
*Tex Ritter (1905–1974), singer/ actor, father of actor John Ritter
*LaTavia Roberson (born 1981), singer
*Hal Robinson (born 1952), classical string bass player
*Sharon Robinson (born 1949), concert cellist
*Emily Robison (born 1972), country singer-songwriter (The Dixie Chicks)
*Carrie Rodriguez (born 1978), folk singer-songwriter, fiddler
*David Rodriguez (born 1952), folk singer-songwriter
*Johnny Rodriguez (born 1951), country singer
*Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (born 1975), Dub and Progressive rock musician
*Robert Xavier RodrΓ­guez (born 1946), classical composer
*Kenny Rogers (born 1938), country singer-songwriter
*A. Clyde Roller (1914–2005), conductor and music educator
*Corey Rozzoni (born 1973), rock guitarist (Burden Brothers)
*Carl St.Clair (born 1952), orchestra conductor
*Olga Samaroff (1880–1948), classical pianist and teacher
*Domingo β€œSam” Samudio (born 1937), rock 'n' roll musician, bandleader, entertainer ("Sam the Sham")
*Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio (born 1960), violinist
*Simon Sargon (born 1938), classical composer, pianist, conductor
*Boz Scaggs (born 1944), singer-songwriter
*Haley Scarnato (born 1982), American Idol (season 6) finalist (8th place)
*Harvey Schmidt (born 1929), musical theatre composer ("The Fantasticks")
*Scarface (born 1970), rapper
*Billy Joe Shaver (born 1939), country singer-songwriter
*Michelle Shocked (born 1962), singer-songwriter, musician
*Ashlee Simpson (born 1984), singer
*Jessica Simpson (born 1980), singer
*Lori Singer (born 1957), concert cellist (better known as actress)
*Slim Thug (born 1980), rapper
*Elliott Smith (1969–2003), rock singer-songwriter
*Stephen Stills (born 1945), singer-songwriter Crosby, Stills & Nash
*George Strait (born 1952), country singer
*Eric Stuer (1953–2008), drummer
*Deanna Summers (born 1940), songwriter, born in Mississippi
*Gene Summers (born 1939), rock 'n roll singer ("School Of Rock 'n Roll", "Big Blue Diamonds")
*Helen Sung (born 1970), jazz pianist
*Jeffrey Swann (born 1951), classical pianist
*Johnnie Taylor (1937–2000), soul/pop singer, DJ
*Jack Teagarden (1905–1964), jazz trombonist and bandleader
*Alfred Teltschik (born 1918), classical pianist and teacher
*Tha Realest (Jevon Jones) (born 1974), rapper
*Christopher Theofanidis (born 1967), classical composer
*B. J. Thomas (born 1942), country singer-songwriter
*Frank Ticheli (born 1958), classical composer
*Tommy & The Tom Toms aka Bill Smith Combo DFW Rock 'n Roll group
*Ernest Tubb (1914–1984), country singer-songwriter
*Tanya Tucker (born 1958), country singer
*Fisher Tull (1934–1994), composer and educator
*Uncle John Turner (1944–2007), blues drummer
*"Blue" Gene Tyranny (born 1945), avant-garde composer
*Alexander Uninsky (1910–1972), concert pianist and teacher
*Usher (Usher Raymond IV) (born 1978), R&B and pop singer
*Mary Jeanne van Appledorn (born 1927), composer and educator
*Frank Van der Stucken (1858–1929), conductor, composer; founder of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
*Vanilla Ice (born 1968), rapper
*Paul van Katwijk (1885–1974), pianist, conductor, composer, educator
*Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954–1990), musician
*Carl Venth (1860–1938), composer, conductor, violinist, music educator
*Charlie Walker (1926–2008), country singer-songwriter
*T-Bone Walker (1910–1975), blues musician
*William Walker (born 1931), opera singer
*Paul Wall (born 1980), rapper
*Cedar Walton (born 1934), jazz pianist
*Michael Weiss (born 1958), jazz composer and pianist
*Dan Welcher (born 1948), composer, music educator, bassoonist
*Barry White (1944–2003), soul singer and record producer
*Clifton Williams (1923–1976), composer, educator
*Dave Williams (1972–2002), rock singer
*Lew Williams (born 1934), rockabilly singer-songwriter
*Otis Williams (born 1941), singer with The Temptations
*Sudie L. Williams (1872–1940), music educator
*Bob Wills (1905–1975), country singer with The Texas Playboys
*Jon Wilson (born 1983), rock/pop bass guitarist
*Edgar Winter (born 1946), jazz/blues/rock musician
*Johnny Winter (born 1944), blues guitarist
*Roger Wright (born 1974), classical pianist

Miss America/ Miss USA pageant winners

*Shirley Cothran (born 1955), Miss America 1975
*Jo-Carroll Dennison (born 1923), Miss America 1942
*Christy Fichtner (born c. 1963), Miss USA 1986
*Phyllis George (born 1949), Miss America 1971
*Courtney Gibbs (born 1966), Miss USA 1988
*Kandace Krueger (born c. 1977), Miss USA 2001
*Laura Martinez-Harring (born 1964), Miss USA 1985
*Gretchen Polhemus (born c. 1966), Miss USA 1989
*Michelle Royer (born c. 1966), Miss USA 1987
*Chelsi Smith (born c. 1974), Miss USA 1995 and Miss Universe 1995
*Crystle Stewart (born 1981), Miss USA 2008
*Kimberly Tomes (born c. 1956), Miss USA 1977

Athletics

*LaMarcus Aldridge (born 1985) NBA player, Portland Trail Blazers, power forward
*Lance Armstrong (born 1971), cyclist, seven-time Tour de France winner
*Ernie Banks (born 1931), Baseball Hall of Famer
*Josh Beckett (born 1980), baseball pitcher, MVP of the 2003 World Series
*David Boston (born 1978), NFL
*Chris Bosh (born 1984) NBA player, Toronto Raptors, power forward
*Drew Brees (born 1979), NFL
*Mark Calaway AKA "The Undertaker" (born 1965), professional wrestler
*Earl Campbell (born 1955), Pro Football Hall of Famer, Heisman Trophy winner
*Joie Chitwood (1912–1988), professional racecar driver
*Roger Clemens (born 1962), baseball pitcher, seven-time Cy Young Award winner
*Randall "Tex" Cobb (born 1950), champion boxer
*Josh Davis (born 1972), Olympic gold and silver medalist in freestyle swimming
*Ty Detmer (born 1967), NFL
*Eric Dickerson (born 1960), NFL
*Santana Dotson (born 1969), NFL
*Cowboy Morgan Evans (1903-1969), Rodeo Steer wrestling World Series champion 1928, Rancher Roughneck, Father, oilman.
*George Foreman (born 1949), World Heavyweight champion boxer, Father, Entrepreneur, Christian ordained minister
*Barry Foster (born 1968), NFL
*Bill Foster (1904–1978), Baseball Hall of Famer
*A. J. Foyt (born 1935), race car driver
*Zina Garrison (born 1963), tennis player
*Ben Hogan (1912–1997), golf great
*Priest Holmes (born 1973), NFL
*Jack Johnson (1878–1946), first black Heavyweight Champion of the World
*Michael Johnson (born 1967), Olympic gold medalist, World Record holder
*Tom Kite (born 1949), golfer
*Courtney Kupets (born 1986), World and U.S. champion gymnast, silver medalist in the 2004 Summer Olympics
*Bobby Labonte (born 1964), NASCAR driver
*Terry Labonte (born 1956) former NASCAR driver
*Ernie Ladd (1938-2007), American college and professional football player, professional wrestler.
*John Layfield (born 1966), professional wrestler
*Tara Lipinski (born 1982), figure skater, Olympic gold medalist
*Nastia Liukin (born 1989), 2008 Olympic gymnastics all-around gold medalist
*Taj McWilliams-Franklin (born 1970), basketball player, gold medalist
*"Dandy" Don Meredith (born 1938), Quarterback Dallas Cowboys and TV Football Commentator
*Shawn Michaels (born 1965), professional wrestler
*Jim Morris (born 1964), Major League Baseball player and oldest rookie
*Grady Little (born 1950), former baseball manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Boston Red Sox
*Emeka Okafor (born 1982), basketball player, Charlotte Bobcats
*Carly Patterson (born 1988), 2004 Olympic gymnastics all-around gold medalist
*Mac Percival (born 1940), former National Football League placekicker for the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears
*Adrian Peterson (born 1985), National Football League running back for the Minnesota Vikings
*Bum Phillips (born 1923), head coach in the National Football League
*Bill Pickett (1870–1932), cowboy and rodeo performer
*Dennis Rodman (born 1961), NBA
*Frank Robinson (born 1935), won Triple Crown in both National League and American League, hit 586 career home runs, and was the first black manager in the Major Leagues
*Kyle Rote (1928–2002), All-American running back at Southern Methodist University and 1951–1961 NFL New York Giants wide receiver
*Nolan Ryan (born 1947), Baseball Hall of Famer
*Willie Shoemaker (1931–2003), most successful jockey in history
*Sheryl Swoopes (born 1971), WNBA, Olympic gold medalist
*Jordan Tata (born 1981) Detroit Tigers relief pitcher
*LaDainian Tomlinson (born 1979), NFL
*Lee Trevino (born 1939), golfer
*Dana Vollmer (born 1987), swimmer who won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics
*Jeremy Wariner (born 1984), Track & Field Olympic Gold Medalist
*Kathy Whitworth (born 1939), golfer
*Darold Williamson (born 1983), Olympic Gold Medalist in Track & Field
*Smokey Joe Williams (1886–1951), Baseball great
*Vince Young (born 1983) football quarterback, MVP of the 2005 and 2006 Rose Bowl
*Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1914–1956), gold medalist 1932 Olympics, golf great

Business

*John George Adair (1823-1885), partner with Charles Goodnight in JA Ranch
*Red Adair (1915–2004), offshore oil field firefighter
*Mary Kay Ash (1918–2001), businesswoman and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics
*Michael Dell (born 1965), founder of Dell Inc.
*Tom Ford (born 1961), fashion designer, former chief director of Gucci
*Charles Goodnight (1836-1929), legendary Texas cattleman
*Najeeb Halaby (1915–2003), FAA administrator, chairman and CEO of Pan Am, father of Queen Noor of Jordan
*Adolph R. Hanslik (1917-2007), "dean" of West Texas cotton producers
*Pattillo Higgins (1863–1955), oil pioneer and businessman, known as the "Prophet of Spindletop"
*Timothy Dwight Hobart (1855-1935), landowner, surveyor, rancher, mayor of Pampa
*Howard Hughes (1905–1976), Aviator, filmmaker, eccentric billionaire
*Jim Humphreys (1921-2007), former manager of Pitchfork Ranch east of Lubbock
*H. L. Hunt (1889–1974), oil tycoon, patriarch of Dallas family of legendary wealth and power
*Radcliffe Killam (1910–2007), oilman, businessman, rancher, large landowner, philanthropist
*John Henry Kirby (1860–1940), businessman, founder of the Kirby Petroleum Company
*James Ling (1922–2004), founder of business conglomerate Ling-Temco-Vought
*William Johnson McDonald (1844–1926), banker, philanthropist
*Gerald Lyda (1923-2005), Chairman and President of general contractors Lyda Inc. and Lyda Constructors Inc., owner of La Escalera Ranch, former owner of Ladder Ranch in Sierra County, New Mexico
*Giles McCrary (born 1919), oil operator, rancher, art collector, philanthropist
*Ross Perot (born 1930), entrepreneur, founder of EDS & Perot Systems, and 1992 U.S. Presidential candidate
*Montie Ritchie (1910-1999), owner and manager of JA Ranch from 1935-1993
*Tex Thornton (1913–1981), founder of Litton Industries

Art and architecture

*Tex Avery (1908–1980), animator, cartoonist, director
*Arthello Beck (1941–2004), artist
*Harold Dow Bugbee (1900–1963), artist
*Nicholas Joseph Clayton (1840–1916), architect
*O'Neil Ford (1905–1982), architect
*Donald Judd (1928–1994), sculptor
*Janet Krueger (born c. 1953), painter, educator
*Stanley Marsh 3 (born 1938), millionaire, artist, philanthropist
*Julian Onderdonk (1882–1922), painter
*Dan Piraro (born 1958), painter, illustrator, cartoonist ("Bizarro")
*Thomas M. Price (1916–1998), architect
*Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008), painter, sculptor, graphic artist
*Frank Reaugh (1860-1945), painter
*Julian Schnabel (born 1951), artist, film director
*Zachary Selig (born 1949), artist, painter, writer
*Laura Wilson (born 1945), photographer

Literature

*Jeff Abbott (born 1963), mystery novelist
*Susan Wittig Albert (born 1940), mystery writer
*Sybil Leonard Armes (1914–2007), author, poet, musician
*Rick Bass (born 1958), writer, environmentalist
*Harley True Burton (1888-1964), author "The History of the JA Ranch"
*Katherine Center (born 1972), author of chick lit, mommy lit
*Sandra Cisneros (born 1954), author and poet
*Deborah Crombie (born 1952), mystery writer
*James Crumley (1939–2008), crime novelist
*J. Frank Dobie (1888–1964), folklorist and writer about open-range days
*Carole Nelson Douglas (born 1944), mystery writer
*Horton Foote (born 1916), author and playwright
*J. Evetts Haley (1901-1995), historian and political activist
*Allison Hedge Coke (born 1958), poet and writer
*Patricia Highsmith (born 1921), writer, author of "Strangers on a Train" and "The Talented Mr. Ripley"
*Thomas Elisha Hogg (1842–1880), poet, writer, editor
*Mary Austin Holley (1784–1846), wrote first English-language history of Texas
*Robert E. Howard (1906–1936), author of the "Conan the Barbarian" stories, and other pulp adventure tales.
*Larry McMurtry (born 1936), Pulitzer Prize winning author of "Lonesome Dove"
*Rick Riordan (born 1964), novelist
*Dorothy Scarborough (1878–1935), author, folklorist
*Lon Tinkle (1906–1980), author, Texas historian
*Sergio Troncoso (born 1961), author of "The Last Tortilla and Other Stories", and "The Nature of Truth"
*Walter Prescott Webb (1888–1963), author, historian

Journalism

*Ole Anthony (born 1938), investigative journalist, magazine editor
*John Ardoin (1935–2001), music critic and author
*Skip Bayless (born 1951), sportswriter
*Kevin Blackistone, sportswriter
*Pat Boyette (1923–2000), radio journalist, comic book artist
*Joe Bob Briggs (John Bloom) (born 1953), film critic
*John Henry Brown (1820–1895), historian, newspaper founder and editor, politician
*Samantha Brown (born 1969), television host
*Amon G. Carter (1879–1955), newspaper founder and publisher
*Cheryl Casone, Fox business news anchor
*Dan Cook (1926–2008), sportswriter, sportscaster
*Tim Cowlishaw, sportswriter
*Walter Cronkite (born 1916), former "CBS Evening News" anchor, born in Missouri raised in Texas
*Jody Dean, radio journalist, author
*Pete Delkus (born 1965), television meteorologist
*Dayna Devon (born 1970), television journalist
*Sam Donaldson (born 1934), "ABC News" reporter
*George Dunham (born 1965), radio personality, sportscaster
*Linda Ellerbee (born 1944), journalist, correspondent, reporter
*Gene Elston (born 1922), sportscaster
*John Henry Faulk (1913–1990), storyteller and radio broadcaster
*Kinky Friedman (born 1944), columnist, singer-songwriter, novelist, candidate for governor of Texas
*Mel Gabler (1915–2004), public school textbook monitor and cofounder of Educational Research Analysts of Longview
*Randy Galloway, radio host, newspaper columnist
*Kyle Gann (born 1955), music critic, composer, musicologist
*Frank Glieber (1934–1985), sportscaster
*Dale Hansen (born 1948), sportscaster
*Heloise (1919–1977 [mother] and born 1951 [daughter] ), syndicated columnists
*Kate Heyhoe (born 1955), food writer
*Mark Holtz (1945–1997), sportscaster
*Molly Ivins (1944–2007), political commentator, liberal journalist, and author
*Dan Jenkins (born 1929), sportswriter and author
*Jim Lehrer (born 1934), television journalist, author
*Josh Lewin (born 1968), sportscaster
*Chris Marrou (born 1947), television news anchor
*Russ Martin (born 1960), radio host
*Mary Maverick (1818–1898), memoirist
*Frank W. Mayborn (1903–1987), newspaper publisher
*Kevin McCarthy, radio-TV announcer
*Joe McLaughlin (1934–1997), sportswriter
*Prebble Q. McLaughlin (born 1971), radio-TV personality, actress, competitive swimmer and coach
*Bill Mercer (born 1926), sportscaster
*Dave Mitchell (born 1947), radio personality
*John H. Murphy (1913–2007), newspaperman
*Eric Nadel (born 1951), sportscaster
*Charlie Pallilo, sportscaster
*Gary Perkins (1937–1991), radio broadcaster
*Bob Phillips (born 1951), creator, producer, and host of "Texas Country Reporter"
*Michael Phillips (born 1960), journalist, historian, author, educator
*Stone Phillips (born 1954), co-anchor of "Dateline NBC"
*Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980), journalist, essayist, novelist
*Cactus Pryor (born 1923), radio personality, actor
*Dan Rather (born 1931), former "CBS Evening News" anchor
*Rex Reed (born 1938), movie critic
*Dick Risenhoover (1927–1978), sportscaster
*Tracy Rowlett, television news anchor
*Bob Schieffer (born 1937), "CBS Evening News" anchor
*Brad Sham (born 1949), sportscaster
*Bud Shrake (born 1931), sportswriter, author
*William Dean Singleton (born 1951), newspaper publishing executive, chairman of the board of Associated Press
*Liz Smith (born 1923), syndicated columnist
*Mickey Spagnola, sportswriter
*Ron Stone (1936–2008), television news reporter
*Clinton Howard Swindle (1945–2004), investigative newspaper journalist, author
*Frank X. Tolbert (1912-1984), author, historian, journalist, restaurateur
*Robert Wilonsky (born 1968), newspaper columnist, critic
*Marvin Zindler (1921–2007), television journalist

Science/medicine

*Paul C. W. Chu (born 1941), physicist, leading authority on superconductivity
*Denton Cooley (born 1920), pioneering heart surgeon
*Michael E. DeBakey (1908–2008), pioneering heart surgeon
*Robert Dennard (born 1932), computer scientist and inventor
*Bryce DeWitt (1923–2004), physicist, co-developed Wheeler-DeWitt equation ("wave function of the Universe")
*Leonard Eugene Dickson (1874–1954), mathematician
*G.B. Halsted (1853–1922), mathematician
*M. King Hubbert (1903–1989), geophysicist
*Jack Kilby (1923–2005), electrical engineer; invented integrated circuit, handheld calculator, thermal printer; Nobel Prize Laureate
*Oscar Monnig (1902–1999), astronomer and meteoricist
*Hermann Joseph Muller (1890–1967), geneticist, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
*Joseph Nagyvary (born 1934), biochemist, violin maker, Stradivarius researcher
*Ilya Prigogine (1917–2003), physicist and chemist, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
*John Tate (born 1925), mathematician, Wolf Prize in Mathematics
*Beatrice Tinsley (1941–1981), astronomer
*Karen Uhlenbeck (born 1942), mathematician, National Medal of Science
*Harry Vandiver (1882–1973), mathematician
*Steven Weinberg (born 1933), Nobel Laureate in Physics
*Spencer Wells (born 1969), geneticist and anthropologist
*John A. Wheeler (1911–2008), physicist, Wolf Prize in Physics, coined the term 'black hole'

Aviation/space exploration

*Randy Acord (1919-2008), historian of aviation
*William Anders (born 1933), Apollo program astronaut
*Anousheh Ansari (born 1966 in Mashhad, Iran), first female space tourist.
*Alan Bean (born 1932), astronaut
*John E. Blaha (born 1942), astronaut
*Kenneth Cockrell (born 1950), astronaut
*Bessie "Queen Bess" Coleman (1892–1926), first African American female aviator
*Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan (1907–1995), aviator
*John Oliver Creighton (born 1943), astronaut
*Howard Hughes (1905–1976), billionaire playboy, entrepreneur and aviation pioneer
*Richard Douglas Husband (1957–2003), commander of the Space Shuttle Columbia, killed in its crash
*Paul Lockhart (born 1956), astronaut
*Richard Mullane (born 1945), astronaut
*John D. Olivas (born 1965), NASA astronaut of Mexican descent, flew aboard the Space Shuttle "Atlantis" (STS-117) in June 2007
*Wiley Post (1898–1935), first pilot to fly solo around the world
*Elliot See (1927–1966), astronaut
*Katherine Stinson (1891–1977), pioneering female aviator
*Edward White (1930–1967), first American astronaut to walk in space
*Jeana Yeager (born 1952), broke distance records during her (and Dick Rutan's) nonstop flight around the world in the experimental Voyager airplane in 1986

Clergy

*George Washington Baines (1809–1882), Baptist
*Jo Carr (1926–2007), Methodist
*Benajah Harvey Carroll (1843–1914), Baptist
*Henry Cohen (1863–1952), Jewish
*W.A. Criswell (1909–2002), Baptist
*Kenneth Copeland (born 1936), Pentecostal
*James T. Draper, Jr. (born 1935), Baptist
*George Foreman (born 1949), Christian ordained minister, Father, World Heavyweight champion boxer, Entrepreneur
*Ruben Habito (born 1947), Zen master, former Jesuit priest
*John Hagee (born 1940), Nondenominational
*Kenneth E. Hagin (1917–2003), Pentecostal
*J. H. Hamblen (1877–1971), Methodist bishop
*John Wesley Hardt (born 1921), Methodist
*Jimmy Kessler (born 1945), Jewish
*Abraham Cohen Labatt (1802–1899), Jewish
*J. Frank Norris (1877–1952), Baptist
*Kevin O'Brien (1955–2008), Independent Baptist
*Levi Olan (1903–1984), Jewish
*Joel Osteen (born 1963), Nondenominational
*John Osteen (1925–1999), Nondenominational
*Cline Paden (1919–2007), Church of Christ
*Paige Patterson (born 1942), Baptist
*John R. Rice (1895–1980), Baptist
*James Robison (born 1943), Nondenominational
*Lester Roloff (1914–1982), Independent Baptist
*Hyman Judah Schachtel (1907–1990), Jewish
*Samuel M. Stahl (born 1939), Jewish
*David E. Stern (born 1961), Jewish
*James Anthony Tamayo (born 1949), Roman Catholic
*Robert Tilton (born 1946), Christian televangelist
*George Washington Truett (1867–1944), Baptist

Infamous Texans

*Bonnie and Clyde, bank robbers
*Sam Bass (1851–1878), train robber and western icon
*David Brooks (born 1955), Houston serial killer, early 1970s
*Mark David Chapman (born 1955), murdered Beatle John Lennon
*John Wesley Hardin (1853–1895), outlaw and gun-fighter, reputed to be "the meanest man alive"
*Elmer Wayne Henley (born 1956), Houston serial killer, early 1970s
*John Hinckley, Jr. (born 1955), attempted to assassinate President Reagan
*David Koresh (1959–1993), self proclaimed messiah and head of Branch Davidian cult
*Tom O'Folliard (1858–1880) Outlaw and Billy the Kid's best friend
*Jonathan Pollard (born 1954), intelligence analyst convicted of espionage
*Richard Ramirez (born 1960), serial killer
*Ollie P. Roberts (1879?-1950), claimed to be Billy the Kid
*Soapy Smith (1860–1898), infamous confidence man of Round Rock, Texas and Fort Worth, Texas
*Belle Starr (1848–1889), the Wild West's "bandit queen"
*Pearl Starr (1868–1925), Belle's daughter and infamous Texas brothel owner
*Libby Thompson (1855–1953), dancehall girl, prostitute, and brothel owner better known as Squirrel-tooth Alice
*Charles "Tex" Watson (born 1945), convicted murderer, former member of the Charles Manson "Family"

Other

*Eugene C. Barker (1874-1956), premier historian of Texas; Barker History Center on UT campus bears his name
*Tom Blasingame (1898-1989), oldest cowboy in the history of the American West
*Clarence Hailey Long (1910-1978), Texas cowboy who inspired the Marlboro Man cigarette advertising campaign
*Odell McBrayer (1930-2008), Fort Worth Christian attorney who ran for governor in 1974
*Thomas Vernor Smith (1890–1964), philosopher, scholar, educator; also United States Congressman

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