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Proud of East Texas: Bill O'Neal, state historian of Texas

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

Bill O'Neal, who was appointed State Historian of Texas in 2012, has written 42 books on Texas historical subjects, it's people, places, and events.

A longtime history teacher at Panola College, Oneal's appointment has allowed him to travel even more frequently to what he calls the "five" corners of Texas.

As the State Historian, O'Neal says he's getting to meet kindred spirits all over the state who share his conviction that Texas has the richest and most colorful history of all 50 states.

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