About Texana Tours

Texana Tours is owned/operated by Richard Cook, Certified Professional Tour Guide

 

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Let Texana Tours take you on a day trip to the Barrington Farm.  A farm out of the 1840's.  Heritage Animals, recreators that really look the part.   A wonderful day in the Texas County Side.

Email  RichardCook@TexanaTours.com and see when he can take you

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Texana Tours was choosen to be the tourguide for an episode of the TLC's "Little Couple", Season #5.  Richard was the tour guide for the episode called "A Very Klein Christmas"   All the relatives came for a visit and they went on one of  Texana Tours City Tours.  Take a look.  You can buy the episode in Season #5, Episode #7  on Itunes. 

 

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There has been a renewed interest in La Grange,  Texas.  Many of the first settlers of that area, Germans/Chech immigrated here and gave us so many great places to visit.  Painted Churches, Kolaches, Quilts, and much more.  Texana Tours has a new signature tour of this area, "Deep In The Heart of Texas Tour"

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Richard is fourth generation Texan and a native Houstonian.   As a Certified Professional Tour Guide and Past President of the Professional Tour Guide Association of Houston,  he is a former Director At Large of the PTGAH.   He operates a tour business, TexanaTours, in Houston and specializes in a basic discovery tour of Houston, revealing both old and modern aspects of the city.  Richard graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in Political Science.   Considered by many as a true expert on Texas History,  his passion for Texas and Texas History goes beyond the academic.  Richard can relate the “Texas Mystique to all, explaining its origin, popularity and most of all, how it is changing with today’s political climate.

As a well known Texas History aficionado who specializes in Texas history tours,  He can take you to all important Texas history sites and show you right where it happened.   He also specializes in Texas oil history.  He is one of the few tour guides that can take you into the oil field and show the spots of the discovery wells that made Texas the oil center of the universe.

Richard was recently featured at the David Dike Fine Art Gallery's "An Auction of Texas Art" in Dallas.  As a guest speaker,  Richard's presentation "SpindleTop & Patillo Higgins: For the want of a good Brick" gave an in-depth glimpse into the history of Texas Oil.   Richard has also been featured in several travel articles on Houston.   Recently Richard was featured in the article, " Texas Rising, a Tale of Two Cities, Houston and Galveston, " in the City Style and Living Magazine Canada International Edition, Winter 2009-2010  magazine.  In this article, Richard was the featured tour guide for Houston.  

In 2011, Richard was featured on french television with french television/movie personality, Gerald Klein in Mr. Klen's  America Series.  Mr. Klein did an hour long segment on each state and Richard was featured on the segment about Texas.  In 2012,  Richard is to be featured on TLC's "Little Couple".  Richard conducts a tour for Jan and Bill as their families visit for the holidays.

 

 

 
 
 
   

 

 

 

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