On your mark, get set… GO!

On March 25th-26th, 2017, ten individuals—history professors, graduate students, and friends of the Association—will unite as Team TSHA to compete in the arduous 200-mile relay race known as the Texas Independence Relay. Through 40 relay legs, follow Team TSHA as they trace the path from Gonzales, where the first rumblings of the Texas Revolution began, to the San Jacinto Monument, where Texas finally won its independence.

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It's been a long journey

For the 5th year in a row, Team TSHA will be running to support the Handbook of Texas Online, a massive guide detailing the people, places, and events that have shaped Texas. With over 27,000 articles accessible for free, the Handbook of Texas Online is one of the most authoritative guides to the culture and history of the Lone Star State.

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Team TSHA Spotlight

Jason McGhee

Jason McGhee

Jason McGhee works in health and technology and has been a Texan for most of his life. He began running after a 20 year break in 2006 and ran a dozen marathons and many half...

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Ben Davis

Ben Davis

Davis was born in Houston Texas in 1981. In 2007 he moved to Kerrville Texas to attend Schreiner University where he received a B.A. in Creative Arts. Davis currently lives in Denton Texas where he...

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Andrew Torget

Andrew Torget

Andrew J. Torget, of Denton, is associate professor of history at UNT and an avid distance runner. This will be Andrew's fifth straight Texas Independence Relay at the helm of Team TSHA.

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Help us make it to the finish line.

The Handbook of Texas is utilized by over 4.3 million users across the state, nation, and globe. It is one of our most precious resources, and you can help sustain it. Consider donating or making a pledge to Team TSHA as they race the Texas Independence Relay so that we can ensure that the Handbook of Texas remains THE source for Texas history and culture.