Kid Blossoms With Joy Over Her Love for Texas’ Mountain Laurel Trees

In April, the Standard hears a different take on our state’s history from the tiniest Texans. Listen:


By Haley HowleApril 7, 2015 2:43 pm

If you like the smell of springtime, then listen to this ode to the Texas mountain laurel.

8-year-old Scarlett Gronquist loves living in Texas because nature is all around. If she was the governor of Texas, what it be like?

“I’ve got an idea. If I was the governor of Texas, I would make everybody have a mountain laurel in their backyard,” she says. “And when people when they’re walking by people’s yards, they could smell the mountain laurels.”

Our series continues this month. In the meantime, talk to your kids about Texas and its history — you might be surprised by what you hear.

When you do, tweet us @TexasStandard with the hashtag #KidHistory.