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"HINDSIGHTS"
by Michael Barr

Email: mikbarr@aol.com
Michael Barr

Looking Back At:

  • The Luckenbach World's Fair 12-1-17
  • Legends and Giants 11-15-17
  • Everything Changed Except Lady Bird 11-1-17
  • Celebrating the Fire Ant 10-15-17
  • Zodiac 10-1-17
  • Babe Ruth of Polo 9-17-17
  • Early Days of Texas Polo 9-1-17
  • A Mustang at The Polo Club 8-15-17
  • The Popularity of Polo 8-1-17
  • Spanish Pass 7-15-17
  • A Bitter Election in Blanco County 7-1-17
  • Mount Alamo -The City That Never Was 4-15-17
  • Waring 4-1-17
  • Bettina 3-15-17
  • Buck Taylor, King of the Cowboys 3-2-17
  • Wind Chargers 2-15-17
  • The Lost Spanish Mine 2-1-17
  • Anna Martin, Frontier Banker 1-15-17
  • The Martin House on Hedwig's Hill 1-1-17
  • Hedwig's Hill 12-15-16
  • The Pinta Trail 12-1-16
  • The Outlaw Johnny Ringo Rode the Hill Country 11-14-16
  • A History of Halloween Pranks 10-30-16
  • Meusebach's Nursery in Loyal Valley 10-15-16
  • Pioneer Mills 10-1-16
  • The Big Bang at Blowout 9-15-16
  • Sophisticated Sisterdale 9-1-16
  • The Fredericksburg Railroad 8-15-16
  • Cain City 8-1-16
  • The View From Tivy Mountain 7-19-16
  • Adolph Stieler - The Goat King 7-1-16
  • Willie Molter: An Eye for Horses 6-15-16
  • Alfred Giles, Texas Architect 6-1-16
  • The Ghosts of Morris Ranch 5-16-16
  • Max Hirsch - Wizard of the Race Track 5-1-16
  • The West Texas Wind 4-15-16
  • Cherry Spring Dance Hall 4-2-16
  • Hye Society 3-14-16
  • Old Bill the Menger Alligator 3-1-16
  • Elm Mott's Eccentric Airman 2-15-16
  • Coach Bible's Outrageous Salary 2-2-16
  • Bob Hope Meets Hondo Crouch 1-18-16
  • The Cowboys' Christmas Ball 1-1-16
  • Will Rogers in Kerrville 12-19-15
  • Blue Yodeler's Paradise 12-1-15
  • Nine Pin Bowling 11-16-15
  • Pearl, Texas – The Sound of Music 11-3-15
  • Perceptions of West Texas 10-21-15
  • When Broadway Came to Waco 10-5-15
  • The Rise and Fall of the Texas Club 9-21-15
  • Lyndon's Law 9-7-15
  • Spindletop: Selling Wind and Hot Air 8-19-15
  • The Great International Menagerie 8-3-15
  • Langtry: A West Texas Love Story 7-20-15
  • Sarah Bernhardt's Texas Tent 7-6-15
  • J. S. Torbett: He Sang his Way to Heaven 6-15-15
  • LBJ and the Politics of Barbeque 6-1-15

    Column beginning June 1, 2015



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  • Michael Barr

    Michael Barr earned a bachelor’s degree in history and government from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. in history from Texas State University. He was a teacher and a principal at Johnson City, Fredericksburg, and Gatesville. He taught at Austin Community college, Temple College, and Baylor University. His stories have appeared in Texas Highways, True West, Old West, and Southwestern Historical Quarterly. He is the author of Rope Burns and Lead Poisoning – a collection of Old West stories. His latest book is Remembering Bulldog Turner (Texas Tech University Press), an INDIEFAB award winner in the sports category. His stories have been featured on “The Sound of Texas” radio program hosted by Tumbleweed Smith.
    "Hindsights" column appears in the Fredericksburg Standard & the Johnson City Record Courier.

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    Columns:

  • Mike Cox - "Texas Tales"
  • Clay Coppedge - "Letters from Central Texas"
  • Murray Montgomery - "Lone Star Diary"
  • Wanda Orton - "Wandering"
  • Michael Barr - "Hindsights"
  • Maggie Van Ostrand - "A Balloon in Cactus"
  • David Knape - "Once Upon A Line" Poems
  • Roger Todd Moore - "Moore Texas" Cartoons
  • John Troesser
  • More Things Historical:

  • "A Glimpse of Texas Past" by Jeffery Robenalt
  • "Bob Bowman's East Texas" by Bob Bowman
  • "All Things Historical" by Archie P. McDonald & Bob Bowman
  • "Cannonball's Tales" by W. T. Block Jr.
  • "It's All Trew" by Delbert Trew
  • "Charley Eckhardt's Texas" by C. F. Eckhardt

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