Houston has the honor of being Texas' largest city, in addition to being the largest city in the southern United States. Many Texans have a deep and complicated relationship with Houston. By any standard, Houston is an incredible city that I happen to love.
I spent many of my early days there, at my grandmother’s apartment on Broadway and Belfort—just a stone’s throw from Hobby International Airport (HOU). I remember watching the Southwest planes land and then takeoff again as they moved Texans across the state and beyond. As I've grown, so has Houston. And soon, HOU will expand as it opens its international terminal in 2015.
Below, is a behind the scenes description of the people you will meet in this episode by OSMTX’s Michael Golembieski. You can view this episode of “One Square Mile: Texas” either onboard your Southwest flight or online at www.osmtx.com/southwest.
Montrose defies definition.
It's Monday evening, April 22, 2013. Carl and I have just wrapped filming in Nacogdoches and begin the 150 mile trip (our shortest location to location drive of the season) to the fifth square mile to be shot in its entirety on our schedule—the Montrose section of Houston. Montrose is a neighborhood that's unwilling to conform. Living and breathing “outside the box” within the fourth largest city in the nation, this square mile is anchored by the campus of the Menil Collection whose influence permeates all things throughout the area. We arrive after sunset and check into The Modern B&B, our home for the next four days.
Tuesday morning puts us on the campus of St. Stephen's Episcopal School. We're there to speak with Nahla Nasser who's the lower and middle school principal. Her shoot is a blur as we had a small window to interview her before she left town for a week-long field trip. In fact, we're still rolling as she gets on the bus to leave. Nahla, a citizen of the world who now finds herself in Montrose, chats about her community and the role of St. Stephen's in the area. We got to spend a little more time on campus and at a slower pace when profiling St. Stephen's student, senior Dakota Grusak, a Montrose lifer. There are pictures of Dakota, as well as other students, during various stages of childhood posted on the walls of the main building. He gives us an insider's take on the school and neighborhood.
Donell Hill lives a short walk from the Menil and is the caretaker of her 40-year old son, Cody. An icon of the neighborhood, Cody is the local Catcher in the Rye character. Born with an innate sense of time, place, and numbers, Cody sees patterns all around him, and when something is off, Cody is the first to notice. Embraced by everyone who lives there, Donell gives us perspective on her and Cody's world. Everyone we meet during out visit was warm and welcoming. Special thanks to Romero, Jake, and all the residents of the street for a great evening and cook out with awesome hamburgers complete with Best Maid pickles!
Jill Jarvis writes the "Big Kid Small City" blog, the go-to source for families in Houston. She and her husband chose Montrose as the place to start and raise their young family. Jill also lives on a street where we get to interact with her neighbors through the actions of her son, "Garbageman Joe," who wheels everyone's trash can down the drive before pickup and with people who are out in their yards enjoying the evening. Thanks to Jill and her family as well for a great dinner.
Herman Kluge is a bit of a local historian of Montrose. He plays many different stringed instruments, including guitar, and is is the band, Cowjazz. Herman gives us his take on where Montrose has been and where it's going. It's in his backyard where we took the "face on Mars" still that's one of the images from this square mile.
The Menil Collection and campus are the gravitational center of this square mile. Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Kolasinski informs us of the impact the Menil and its artistic sensibilities on the area. The Menil is not only one of the great museums in the country, it's also absolutely free. A definite must see on any trip to Houston. Thanks to all the staff for their time and allowing us access to the facility in filming this segment.
The Rothko Chapel sits on the yards of the Menil. It's open to many different inteprations. Executive Director Emilee Whitehurst enlightens us on all its possibilities in this element of faith segment.
Omega House is a residential hospice run by Bering Omega. It's here we met Les Schlain, a man of great grace and humor. At the time of shooting, Les was the longest-living resident at the facility, and he knew all the ins and outs of his fellow patients and the selfless staff. We also met his daughter, Megan Schlain, who, it turns out, is an Instagram follower of the show. Les was constantly amazed by my ability to disappear during the shoot and then suddenly reappear with a camera lens or lighting equipment at a moment's notice from Carl. As he would say, "I always forget about you, then he says your name and your there." We were sad to learn that we lost Les in December. Watch this segment and I'm sure you'll instantly miss Les like the rest of us already do.
Lila Rivas is the owner and operator of the restaurant, "Just Dinner on Dunleav," which resides inside an old frame house. We get to see Lila work her garden in the backyard, as well as watch her staff prepare for a Friday dining crowd. Compare and contrast the size of their kitchen workspace with that of the Driskell, which was featured in the Austin episode. The limited amount of space is eye-opening, yet everything still gets made in Montrose.
Montrose definitely has that "it" factor—that immeasurable element that comes through constant evolution and the very real possibility that anything can happen. Carl and I wrapped Montrose that Friday evening at Just Dinner and headed to San Antonio. We now had over half the square miles in the can and the wind at our back.
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This week’s Southwest Airlines ‘One Square Mile: Texas’ Sneak Peek takes us to Midland,Texas! To get to Midland, one can either drive (as you’ll learn more about in the post below) OR fly Southwest Airlines to Midland International Airport (MAF). Check out the full One Square Mile: Texas’ episode on Southwest's onboard WiFi or at www.osmtx.com/southwest
Once again, Michael Golembieski takes us on a behind the scenes journey of filming one square mile, this week finds the guys in West Texas.
Midland stands alone.
We had originally planned to shoot all nine square miles in groups of threes, and Midland was to be part of the first run the featured Silverton and El Paso. However, when the opportunity to shoot SXSW in Austin presented itself, we decided to film Midland on its own.
Carl and I began the four-hour trip west from Fort Worth on March 15, 2013. As you make the drive on Interstate 20 past Abilene and Sweetwater, the landscape is littered with farms of wind turbines that rise up into the Texas sky with Don Quixote-like proportions. The road continues taking you deeper into the Permian Basin, where you soon learn that the sound of the wind goes “BOOM!”
Also booming is the local economy being fueled by the energy industry. Help wanted signs are everywhere. Drive-thru lines spiral twice around restaurants. The home construction and housing markets are in full swing. Hotels are booked solid by oil and gas companies to house workers. Fast food jobs are available for $12 to $13 an hour. Plans are announced to build a downtown skyscraper. In short, everything is busy in this one square mile.
Our first location on a 92-degree sunny Saturday morning takes us to the practice greens and ranges of Nueva Vista Golf Club. We're there to talk with the club’s golf pro Mike Crosser. Along with Mike, we also met his daughter Sydnee Crosser. As a recent transplant who moved to Midland for employment reasons, she fits the city perfectly.
David Vandermeer is an architectural draftsman,whose job places him at the forefront of development—turning fallow fields into subdivisions to meet the current home demand. He's had a hand in building many of the houses in this square mile, including his own.
Mallory Buck is a professional portrait photographer. Along with her firefighter husband John and their two children, she gives us insight on what it's like to raise a young family during the rising tide of present day Midland.
In the hope of finding a story we attended a service at Stonegate Fellowship, a non-denominational mega church. This is where we met James William "Bill" Zauner who plays keyboard in the church band and is a member of its young professionals group. A teacher at one of the local high schools, Bill gives us an insider’s view of being a young adult living and working through the boom.
Greg Golden has owned Ranch House Golden Glazed Ham Co. for almost 30 years. He's lived through the many boom and bust cycles of the city. You could say he's a business survivor. He adds gravity and perspective to Midland's recent growth spurt by recalling how not that long ago there were weeds growing through the streets of downtown. Oh by the way, he can glaze a thousand hams in a single day. Pretty impressive.
Abell Junior High School is our stop for education in Midland's square mile. It's here we met Ashton Dunavan, a student who's returning to normalcy after struggling with cancer. Ashton is inspirational, lively, and sweet with a good sense of humor. We also got to invade the class of science teacher Deborah Gonzalez. A longtime Midlander, she takes the cyclical nature of the city with a grain of salt. It was a joy to get to spend some time in her class. And here's some insider info … she does a mean hokey pokey.
Carl and I left Midland on a Wednesday morning with seven stories. The Midland shoot was unique not only for its production schedule, but for the present day nature of the city's accelerated economy. We hope we provided enough of a glimpse from inside that bubble. For those reasons and many more Midland truly does stand apart.
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This week’s Southwest Airlines One Square Mile: Texas Sneak Peek takes us to Port Isabel, which is located in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. To visit, simply fly Southwest into Harlingen’s Valley International Airport and Port Isabel is short drive away.
The Rio Grande Valley is the birthplace of many great people who have shaped not only the regional identity of Texas, but have made a national impact as well, including Kris Kristofferson, Tom Landry, and Freddy Fender. Additionally since 1893, the region has grown and cultivatated the most amazing grapefruit.
You can watch the Port Isabel episode of One Square Mile: Texas before it airs on PBS at www.osmtx.com/southwest or watch it onboard courtesy of Southwest’s inflight WiFi!
Here’s more information, and behind the scenes glimpses of One Square Mile: Texas—Port Isabel through the eyes of Michael “Ski” Golembieski, who is part of the One Square Mile: Texas production crew.
It's a long way to the bottom—of Texas. To be exact, for us it was 361 miles.
That's the distance that lies between Austin, where just wrapped filming, and the next location—Port Isabel. It's 3:30 p.m. on May 21, 2013. Summoning our inner “Charge of the Light Brigade,” “Half a league, half a league, half a league onward”—but hopefully with a happier ending—Carl and I begin our descent down into the valley.
We arrive as always beneath the cover of darkness. This square mile wouldn't reveal itself until the following morning where we wake to find Port Isabel to be a humble hard working Gulf coast community. Port Isabel is the last stop before the bridge that carries you to the Texas beach Mecca of South Padre Island.
The tourist and seasonal trades are big business here. Our start-of-the-day drive led us to the police station where we had a meeting with Chief of Police Gualberto "Wally" Gonzalez. The Chief strongly recommended that Officer Ray Brandriff take us on a ride along of both the highways and waterways. Ray is highly personable and seemed to enjoy being in action for us, and gave us insight on what it's like to patrol a seaside border community.
Garriga Elementary served as our educational hub. It's faculty and staff couldn't have been more accommodating, and our visit with them yielded three stories.
Frances Etheridge is a teacher for life. Although she is now retired, she is still the “go to” substitute who happens to live within walking distance of Garriga. If you're 45 or younger in Port Isabel, you've been instructed by Mrs. Etheridge. During our visit, she reflects on the teaching life and changing times.
Myles Carter is a third grader. He's pretty shy, but becoming less so—and he really opens up when he sits down behind a piano. We were happy that we got to see both sides of Myles’ personality.
Jaime Gonzalez, or "J.J." as everyone calls him, is a high school student and a local football hero. He lives with his mom in a house she built herself, and offers his perspective on what it's like coming of age in a beach community. As #21 on the football team, J.J. himself would say "Go Tarpons!".
Joe's Oyster Bar sits about a block off the main drag. It's always busy with locals. It started out as a small convenience store and seafood market. It added a kitchen and has expanded twice since its founding. Owner Joe Castillo gives us an interview and lets us see him and his staff in action. I'm glad we got here before Guy Fieri discovers it. Here's a little inside information when you sit down at a table—the ceviche is top shelf!
Christy Atkinson plays "Ruby the Pirate Queen" aboard the Black Dragon Pirate Ship, which is the biggest attraction in town. A Ringling Bros. veteran, we'll see her and the entire pirate crew at work as she tells us about the performing life on the edge of Texas.
Edward Cuevas, or "EJ" as he's called, was a find. Carl and I were spiraling around the square mile searching for a story connected to the fishing or shrimping industries. We found Cuevas Trawlers, which led us to EJ. His grandfather runs the company and we were able to catch the boats and EJ in between coming and going. He shares his tale of growing up in the shrimping life and watch him do some boat maintenance.
Mary Blount is a member of The First United Methodist Church. They organize and run a great volunteer food pantry. Here, she discusses a fellowship that extends beyond the chapel and into the community itself.
Brad Palermo like his father before him is a taxidermist. The owner of Palermo Taxidermy, he does it all but specializes in aquatic animals—working on many projects for the local universities and museums. We see him practice his craft with his daughter and a few of his students.
Port Isabel was one of the most welcoming places we have filmed. It is a town that seems to be in a constant state of population expansion and contraction—whether from the "snowbirds" or winter Texans, the spring breakers, or the summer renters. We saw it ourselves as the town swelled with Memorial Day weekend traffic.
We left on a Sunday morning, heading north against the natural flow of holiday traffic. It's a long way up from the bottom—539 miles to be exact. That's the mileage back home to Fort Worth. But before getting home to Betsy and the girls, Carl and I had brief filing stops to make in San Antonio and Austin, We all went to bed that night knowing we had eight square miles behind us and one more mile (Dallas) to go.
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Southwest is known for its People and its Culture, and so is Austin. Whether you are a musician, teacher, filmmaker, student, tech wizard, doctor or culinary genius, if you’re flying Southwest or just living in Austin, you are well aware of the investment both entities make in people to create communities that enable individuals to pursue their dreams and change the world on a meaningful level.
I’d like to mention that the One Square Mile: Texas series is now available for viewing on the Southwest Airlines inflight Wi-Fi, including the Austin episode we're recapping today. So next time you’re flying Southwest, check us out!
But even if you aren’t currently soaring 35,000 feet in the sky, you can gain insight into a square mile of Austin through the eyes of Michael “Ski” Golembieski—fifty percent of the production crew. After that, be sure to check out the sneak peek at www.osmtx.com/southwest. And leave us a comment as we’d love to hear what you think!
GREETINGS FROM AUSTIN!
This is the story of Austin in two parts. Part one is centered around the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival.
It's March 8, 2013, the opening day of SXSW, and we meet up with festival Producer and Senior Programmer Jarod Neece. Jarod's day is spent solving problems. He moves fast–really fast—and following him through the convention hall was like chasing after Danny in The Shining as he cruised the halls of The Overlook Hotel on his big wheel. Thankfully, the crowds were still sparse so we didn’t lose Jarod in a sea of people. Later on that night, we’re back with Jarod as he introduces the cast and crew at a world premiere film at the Paramount Theater.
On day two, the festival is in full swing as the crowds are overflowing and cameras are everywhere. However, things slow down for us as we visit with Louis Black—one of the founders of the Austin Chronicle and SXSW, as well as an instructor of film history. We find him in a rather introspective mood as he reflects on the battle of the restless, aging artist: creative indifference versus maintaining the original spark. After concluding our interview with Louis, part one is a wrap.
Part two begins on May 17. Carl and I are back in town to give downtown Austin the full one square mile treatment. We're jam-packed for the next few days of shooting.
Educationally, we're on the grounds of Khabele School—a private institution that interestingly has the feel of a college campus. There we meet teacher John Mulvaney, an Irish artist who shares his Austin experience with us. Abby Canning is a sixth grader at Khabele and gives us the student's perspective.
Andrew Mankin has made the journey from Seattle to pursue his dream of being a dancer in The Academy at Ballet Austin. He takes us through the motions of his performance art.
Pedicabs—you've seen them and maybe even ridden in one. Now, you'll hear the peddler's perspective as Dylan Jones of Capital Pedicab takes us on a ride around the square mile.
The Driskill Grill at the Driskell Hotel has history. Lyndon B. Johnson brought Ladybird here. The Governor eats here. And deals get made here. The Driskell Grill oozes elegance and power. We get a bit of kitchen confidential from Chef de Cuisine Sklyer Golden as he and his talented staff takes us behind the scenes on a busy Saturday night.
Mario Troncoso is a true brother in arms. He's the Producer and Director of the KLRU-Austin series Arts in Context. He's an Austin transplant with a great story. We catch up with him at work with his film crew and at play with his family.
We practice faith in this episode at Saint Elias Orthodox Church. Father David Barr leads through an impressive Sunday morning service. We found great fellowship and a truly enlightening experience at Saint Elias.
Finally, we get to sit down with Roy Spence—a modern day “Mad Men.” As the Chairmen, CEO, and Co-founder of GSD&M Ad Agency, he’s one of the folks who turned Austin into AUSTIN. Since he’s a great conversationalist, we enjoyed chatting with him.
On a personal note, I'd like to thank Carl's mom, Anne, and her husband, Paul, who put us up for our Austin shoots at their house. We've experienced a lot of great lodgings while shooting the series, but nothing beats staying at a mom's house.
The Austin square mile is as eclectic as the city is itself. Thanks to everyone who helped in the participation of it. What more can I say than: Austin Rocks!
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This week the Southwest Sneak Peek takes us to the tiny Texas panhandle town of Silverton, which is exactly one square mile.
Silverton is a close-knit community, and living there means a 45-minute journey to the grocery store, and a 90-minute drive to the nearest hospital. In other words, it’s a town in the middle of nowhere. Silverton survives because of the strong connections of the people who chose to call it home.
As humans, we all crave connection. Southwest Airlines fundamentally understands this and authentically applies it to their business practices. In fact, Southwest has stated their purpose for existing is “to connect people to what’s important in their lives with friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel.” While Southwest doesn’t fly into Silverton (the closest Southwest airport is Amarillo), you can still get that Southwest feeling of community connection by visiting with the people of Silverton.
Don’t believe me? Keep reading to find out about our experiences in Silverton as seen through the eyes of Michael "Ski" Golembiewski—one half of the two-person production crew. Then check out the Southwest Sneak Peek of ONE SQUARE MILE: SILVERTON at www.osmtx.com/southwest.
Silverton matters. Though, it took us two days to get there.
It's February 25, 2013, and a record snowstorm is burying the Texas panhandle as Carl and I begin the north by northwest drive from a clear and sunny Fort Worth into rather ominous conditions to start the first season of One Square Mile: Texas. By the time we reach Quanah, the weather has deteriorated into a winter wonderland. The road ends in Childress, as the Texas DPS has closed Highway 287. We have no choice but to bed for the night.
When morning arrives the highway is still shut down, so like Robert Frost before us, we choose the road less traveled by and take the back way into Silverton. We pass through a series of small towns with names like Paducah, Matador, Turkey (the birthplace of Bob Wills) where we stop and buy wing nuts and washers for the jib arm, and Quitaque before reaching our destination.
We finally enter Silverton where snowplow banks are six to seven feet high. We check into our lodging—a RV park and cabin rental run by Gary McMullan and his wife. It is the only place to stay in town and our home for the next four nights.
We then met up with Brenda Hutson. She's the managing editor of the Briscoe County News/Caprock Courier and our envoy into all things Silverton. She gives us a quick lay of the land as we watch her family make dinner.
The next day takes us to Silverton I.S.D. where we're introduced to the Agriculture instructor Calvin Daugherty. A Silverton graduate himself, Calvin left to get his degree and has returned home to give back. As a former FFA man myself, I can say that Calvin runs a great program that fits the needs of his community.
Amy Otis is the owner of Amy's Beauty Salon. This is prom week in Silverton, so it's her “go time.” We get to see her in action with the high school girls and also discuss how she used her faith in her battle with cancer.
Winnie Smith is an extraordinary woman who’s been selling Avon products for more than 40 years. We get to go along as she makes a delivery. I hope when I grow up to be 92 years old; that I'm half as good a person as her.
The Malt Shop is one of only two restaurants in town. It's run by Genie McMorries and her husband James. We spend a morning with them as they open for breakfast and lunch.
A tire with a slow leak leads us to the Silverton Oil & Gas and Doc Simpson. He's a longtime resident who works the front counter and the full service station. He also holds court every morning as this is the gathering spot for the local menfolk.
Kay Hartfelder operates the other restaurant in town, "Something Different by Kay." She talks about the challenges of owning a business in a small community. Side note: They have great fried pies.
Jerry Baker is the volunteer operator of the Briscoe County Jail Museum. He's given his historical jail tour to Kelsey Grammer, Reba McEntire's sister, and many others. He gives us one as well. Jerry's considered the local character in Silverton and we agree.
We wrapped on a Saturday night. Carl and I shot the High School prom and loaded our gear sometime after 10 p.m. We drove off straight into darkness, following a white line headed towards El Paso via Ruidoso, NM. Knowing one square mile was behind us and eight more lie beyond the horizon ahead.
Any of the nine square miles could have been shot first, but looking back now it had to be Silverton. It's the kind of place where everybody counts. I want to thank all the people who invited us into their homes and places of business. Silverton I.S.D. and the students for letting us film their prom.
Thank you, Silverton!
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One Square Mile: Texas is a documentary series that is sponsored by the good people of Southwest Airlines. Each week for the next nine weeks, Southwest will take you on a unique journey across the Lone Star state. This week Southwest is taking the One Square Mile: Texas Sneak Peek to the East Texas town of Nacogdoches.
While Nacogdoches isn’t a place that Southwest serves, the nearest airport is Houston’s Hobby. Fly Southwest Airlines to Houston’s Hobby Airport, rent a car, and head North on I-59. After a short, somewhat scenic 2.5 hour drive, you pretty much drive right into the heart of it.
Nacogdoches—and East Texas—is generally, a bit more Southern in appeal than the rest of the state. If Fort Worth is “Where the West Begins” then East Texas certainly serves as the bridge between “The South” and the western portions of the United States.
Here’s a list of the Nacogdoches folks you will meet in Southwest Airlines: OSMTX: Sneak Peak:
William “Bill” Arscott—Where to begin? Bill was the only person that we interviewed this season who we knew already. He was our film professor at Stephen F. Austin and is widely known across the Texas filmmaking circuit as the professor who likes to “blow things up.” He’s a total character. Of all his accomplishments, he is proudest of is his 50-year marriage to the love of his life, Jo Anne. Together with their six children they call Nacogdoches home. Originally hailing from Michigan, he’s a Korean War Veteran, and a father figure to thousands of SFA students who have had the privilege to study under his guidance.
Brother June Gentry—As the director of Godtel ministries in Nacogdoches, June’s a man of many words and is passionate about what he does. Godtel is a homeless shelter and ministry located in downtown Nacogdoches, and Brother June and his wife have operated the ministry for 40 years. He writes the majority of the songs he performs.
Buckley—Luckily, almost anything grows in Nacogdoches, and no one knows that better than Buckley who is in charge of the Nacogdoches Farmers Market. Born in McAllen, TX, Buckley went to high school in Naples, Italy, and was in the very first group of Peace Corps volunteers before moving to Nacogdoches from San Diego in 1976. He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian and has taught in the fields of nuclear physics and astronomy. I believe Buckley would be the first to tell you that the best tomatoes in the world grow in East Texas.
Maye Ham—As the head of the African-American Heritage project in Nacogdoches county, Maye was working as part of a fundraiser for a building her organization is hoping to restore in the Zion Hill neighborhood.
Jessica Sowell—Jessica is the assistant sites manager for the City of Nacogdoches. Originally from Fort Worth, Jessica attended SFA and fell in love with the history of the town. She and her husband recently purchased a house in Nacogdoches and plan on calling it home for many years.
Isaiah Fulcher—A Dallas native with strong East Texas roots. Isaiah’s grandparents and extended family live in Nacogdoches. He’s spent many summers and holidays riding horses and being a part of the community his family calls home.
Ally Fuller—In case you’re wondering, yes, Ally Fuller is a descendent of Stephen Fuller Austin, aka: “The Father of Texas.” Ally is a home-schooled student, who aspires to be a singer/songwriter.
Commella King—A mother to all who know her, Commella has been cooking her entire life and has been with the local restaurant, Butcher Boy’s, for the last 13 years. Her favorite things in life are church and her husband. An interesting fact: Commella does not like to cook at home.
Java Jacks—Long before Starbucks was a part of our collective existence, Java Jacks was brewing up cappuccinos and espressos for people in and around Nacogdoches. Java Jacks’ Brent roasts and sources his own beans and because of this, their coffee is known across East Texas as the best. Due to time constraints, this segment didn’t make it into the full episode, but you can view it online in the near future.
Check out this week’s featured Sneak Peek full-version episode at www.osmtx.com/southwest
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Greetings from Texas,
My husband, Carl and I are the creators of the Southwest-sponsored documentary series ‘One Square Mile: Texas’ that premieres online and exclusively to Southwest Friends and Customers on January 8, 2014. Additionally, the series will be available on all Texas PBS stations beginning January 2014. The series sheds light on what it means to be Texan in contemporary American culture through the lens of nine distinct square miles across Texas.
When we began creating the One Square Mile: Texas series, we approached iconic Texas-based brands for sponsorship and Southwest Airlines was at the top of our list. Southwest is representative of Texas beyond the stereotypes of boots and big hats—the airline grew from its Texas roots to now carrying one in four domestic passengers. Southwest is an anomaly, not only in the airline industry, but in business in general. It’s known across the planet for great Customer Service and authenticity by NOT being just another airline. I sincerely believe that whatever “magic” exists in the universe, Southwest has a firm grip on it. With the OSMTX series, we are approaching Texas from the perspective of the individual. Southwest's expertise lies in the appreciation of the individual and with its strong Texas roots, we are completely thrilled to have them as a sponsor and partner.
In the same way that Southwest has grown as an airline, we hope to grow the One Square Mile series—responsibly, with heart and for the common good.
Watch a preview of the series below, and see an exclusive sneak peek at the first full episode at: http://www.osmtx.com/southwest
OSMTX Season One Teaser from One Square Mile: Texas on Vimeo.
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