A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 14, 2013
“Texas forever”

"Texas forever” has been a Texas saying about as long as there has been a Texas. “Texas Forever!!” is the title of a broadside from 1836, during the Texas Revolution. A song titled “Texas Forever” was played on television in 1958; a YouTube video of a song called “Texas Forever” was made in 2012. Books with the title Texas Forever were published in 1967, 1993 and 2001.

The Texas high school football television drama Friday Night Lights (2006-2011) popularized “Texas forever.” The first episode, Pilot, premiered on the NBC network on October 3, 2006, and contained the popular motto:

Tim: Here’s to God and football and, ten years from now, Street, good friends livin’ large in Texas. Texas forever, Street.
Jason: Texas forever.



Wikiquote: Friday Night Lights (TV series)
Friday Night Lights (2006–2011) is an award winning American television serial drama adapted by Peter Berg, Brian Grazer and David Nevins from a book of the same name. The series details events surrounding the Dillon Panthers, a high school football team based out of fictional Dillon, Texas. The show uses this small town backdrop to address many of the issues that face contemporary Middle America.

Season 1
Pilot [1.01]

Tim: Here’s to God and football and, ten years from now, Street, good friends livin’ large in Texas. Texas forever, Street.
Jason: Texas forever.

The Texas Revolution—An Online Exhibit (University of Texas)
Texas Forever!! [New Orleans? 1836]. Broadside, CN 00834, Broadside Collection
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OCLC WorldCat record
Texas forever!! : the usurper of the South has failed in his efforts to enslave the freemen of Texas.
Publisher: [New Orleans : s.n., 1836?]
Series: Texas as province and republic, 1795-1845, reel 25, no. 1247.
Edition/Format: Book Microform : Microfilm : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Voice of Firestone. September 15, 1958
Author: John Charles Daly; Fred Waring; Pennsylvanians (Musical group); Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.; ABC Television Network.
Edition/Format: DVD video : Videocassette : U-matic : EnglishView
Performer(s): Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians, special guests ; Firestone Orchestra and Chorus, Howard Barlow, conductor ; John Daly, host.
Production notes: Originally broadcast on ABC Network television September 15, 1958.
Contents: Texas forever

OCLC WorldCat record
Texas forever
Author: Paul Green
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : S. French, ©1967.
Edition/Format: Musical score : Songs : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Texas forever
Author: Rita Kerr
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : Eakin Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format: Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English
Summary: The Wuest family experiences hardships and difficulties when they leave Germany and help found New Braunfels, Texas, in 1845.

OCLC WorldCat record
Texas forever!!
Author: San Jacinto Museum of History.
Publisher: [San Jacinto County, Texas] : San Jacinto Museum of History, [1993?]
Edition/Format: VHS video : VHS tape Visual material : English
Summary: A history of the Texas revolution and the battle of San Jacinto as shown through paintings at the Museum.

OCLC WorldCat record
Texas forever
Author: Ginger Chambers
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Harlequin, ©2001.
Series: Harlequin superromance, 989.; West Texans.
Edition/Format: Book : Fiction : English

OCLC WorldCat record
A Friday night lights companion : love, loss, and football in Dillon, Texas
Author: Leah Wilson
Publisher: Dallas, Tex. : Smart Pop/BenBella Books, Inc., [2011].
Edition/Format: Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary: Essays discuss the television drama about a Texas high school football team, its characters, and the way it portrayed their relationships.
Contents:
Introduction --
Texas forever / Adam Wilson --

YouTube
texasforever.mov
chinadude
Uploaded on May 27, 2011
texas forever fnl scene

YouTube
Texas Forever - Theron Pfeifer
Theron Pfeifer
Published on Mar 14, 2012
The title track off of my album “Texas Forever.” Performing with Chuck Tankersley. (2012) *Album available at http://www.theronpfeifer.com and check out http://www.facebook.com/theronandtheoldquarters

Entertainment Weekly—Inside TV
Jun 8 2013 01:54 PM ET
‘Texas Forever!’: 10 things we learned from the ‘Friday Night Lights’ reunion
by Karen Valby
On Friday night in Austin, Tex., some of your favorite Friday Night Lights cast members gathered at sunset to drink Shiner Bock in a parking lot and reminisce about the glory days.
(...)
1. Scott Porter on Taylor Kitsch’s audition tape for Tim Riggins: “The camera turns on and you just see a leg.Then you see Kitsch sit back in a chair and he just looks into the camera. There’s a tall-boy next to him and he reaches down, grabs it, puts it on one leg, cracks it open with one hand, drinks the whole tall-boy, puts it down, grabs the second one, cracks it open with one hand and goes [in Canadian accent] ‘This is Taylor Kitsch, reading for Riggins.’ And then he begins the scene by the pool where he says ‘Texas forever’ for the first time.”
(...)
10. The time Kitsch and Porter cried saying goodbye. “In the scene where Riggins and Six were saying goodbye in New York, and Riggins was getting ready to say ‘Texas Forever’ and head off in the cab, it took us 25 minutes to even attempt a take because we were just bawling. Taylor, I couldn’t believe it, was just like ‘I can’t, I can’t, I can’t, hold on…’ And then it got me going. It took us 25 minutes to get it together and then we did it in one take and he got in the cab and left.”

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