Escapes Online Magazine"Let
every fellow tell his tale about."
- Chaucer, The Knightes Tale.
from Central Texas" columns >
opium war, Texas style 5-11-13
The slandeourous and libelous who lurk among
us today have unprecedented avenues for any and all spurious allegations cast
upon the character of any individual, public or private. In days of yore, the
avenues were few but the character assasins were just as relentless. Take Sam
Houston, revered father of Texas...
"A Glimpse of Texas Past"
and the Draft in Civil War Texas 5-1-13
Not all Texans were in agreement
about secession and the Civil War and many more were opposed to the Confederate
Conscription Act. Historians estimate that nearly 30 percent of the Texas population
had Unionist sentiments, though the great majority, like Sam Houston and James
Throckmorton, remained loyal to Texas. However, as events would bear out, many
dissenters paid a heavy price for expressing their doubt of the Southern cause
and their opposition to the draft.
Syndicated in 5 newspapers|
Star Diary" columns >
President of the Republic 5-13-13
Like so many other men who came to Texas
during those trying times proceeding war with Mexico, Anson Jones had a colorful
past. At times he was successful but, more often than not, failure seemed to follow
this man who would end up being the last president of the Republic of Texas.
C. F. Eckhardt|
"Charley Eckhardt's Texas
" columns >
Night the Ghost Hounds Came 10-8-12
"When I got outside the hounds
had the house surrounded. I could hear them baying in chase all around me. I could
see nothing. There was no movement in the grass, no shadows among the trees. The
brilliant moon showed a tranquil landscapebut all around me were the sounds
of hounds in chase..."
"True Confessions and
Mild Obsessions" columns >
Meeting Miss Rita 5-9-13
first and only meeting with Mrs. Rita Ainsworth took place on a hot and humid
summer day in southeast Texas. Is there any other kind? I was about 14 years old
at the time. Miss Rita was a well known madam who had owned and operated a very
successful brothel in the Dixie Hotel in downtown Beaumont...
| || World
WWII, and Arriving Home
his soldier brother became his savior and how he managed to get home to a post-war
Love and a Love of Baseball
| || Mrs.
A.P. Borden by John Polk 2-4-13|
"I spent many
hours with Mrs. Borden and Theo OíNeal as a 10 year old boy." Here is the
you've heard this one before, dont' stop me, |
because I want to hear it again."
- Waco Historian Roger Norman Conger
& Biographies: Contributors