Baytown brothers to appear on TV show tonight

“Jean Lafitte’s Pirate Gold," an episode of the Expedition Unknown series was filmed in January and will air tonight on the Discovery Channel. From left are Jay Hix Jones, Charles Hix, Josh Gates and Cody Hix.

The truth is the treasure. 

That’s the mantra the “Hix boys” have come to live by as they try to uncover the legend of Jean Lafitte, a French pirate and smuggler who fought heroically in defense of New Orleans in the War of 1812. The trio hopes to learn the true identity of the famous pirate and want to find out, once and for all, whether he’s their ancestor.  

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