Howdy, I'm Richard Cook and I was born to take you on a tour of Texas!

The proud owner and operator of Texana Tours is Richard Cook, native Houstonian and fourth generation Texan. Richard's Texan roots run deep and he has been gratefully walking in the shadows of Texas history all of his life. 

Richard is a graduate ofStephen F. Austin University with a degree in political science.   He has maintained a lifelong passion, some might say obsession, for Texas history and is considered by many to be a true Texas history expert. Richard is Certified Professional Tour Guide and his greatest pleasure in life is sharing favorite facts, stories, and tall tales about his most beloved city and state.  

Richard's dedication to preserving the legacy of the Lone Star State has led to former positions as both President and Director at Large of the Professional Tour Guide Association of Houston.  His expertise has been sought after by people from around the world, including journalists, documentary film directors, and television producers.

What makes Richard the best tour guide in Texas is his seemingly endless amount of historical knowledge, the colorful art of his storytelling, and the effortless way he merges the two into an unforgettable experience for his listener. One thing is for certain when it comes to Richard Cook…he was born to take you on a tour of Houston and Texas.