Tag: William P. Hobby

The Roaring Twenties: The Birth of the Cotton Bowl and the Permanent University Fund

The Economic Boom in the 1920s was marked by rapid industrial growth and advances in technology, such as the modern assembly line, mass distribution of electricity, and radio. After an initial recession following World War I in 1919, a period of prosperity ensued.  Between 1921 and 1924, the nation’s gross national product jumped 40% from […]

The Birth of Texas Public Finance

John Dean McCall was born in Willis, Texas on January 4, 1892.  He was raised in Willis and graduated from Willis High School in 1907.  He graduated from Howard Payne University in 1909 and earned his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in 1911. John D. earned his legal degree from The University of Texas School […]