For the Love of Texas: Tell Me About the Colonists!

ABOUT Betsy Christian

Betsy Christian
Betsy and George Christian live in Austin, Texas. Betsy is a writer, public affairs consultant and community volunteer. George, a fifth-generation Texan, practices law and teaches literature at the University of Texas–Austin. They have two school-age and two adult childr en.



Before Texas was Texas, it was a lot of things to a lot of different people. Comanche, Choctaw, French, Spanish, Mexican and more laid claim to Texas soil as their own, and no one wanted to share. The fights and alliances that arose out of the colonization of Texas shaped the state's future. Find out all about the beginning of the state and the colonists who helped pave the way for the Texas we now know.