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Historic Texas & Travel
Baptist Church Cemetery by John Troesser|
Black church and cemetery
in Schulenburg, Texas
For a tiny cemetery - a disporportionate number of veterans
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by John Troesser|
"American" Cemetery, Tubbs Cemetery and
(Incorrectly Identified on 1965 Maps
as) Lyons Cemetery.
by Clay Coppedge|
may be a bitter pill for some Texans to swallow, but the windmill was not invented
in Texas. Neither was the Colt revolver. Ditto barbed wire..."
Stores - New
Country Stores, General Stores,
Drugs Stores, Feed Stores...
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School by David Higgins, Lubbock|
Courtesy Suzan Caudle, Lubbock
Bandera County Jail, BanderaBrewster
County Courthouse, Alpine|
County Former Jail, AlpineBurnet
County Former Jail, BurnetDickens
County Courthouse & Jail, DickensEastland
County Courthouse & Jail, EastlandKendall
County Jail, BoerneMason
County Courthouse, Mason
County Courthouse & Jail, MontagueFormer
Robertson County Courthouse, CalvertSchleicher
Stonewall County Courthouse, Rayner
Above county photos courtesy
Photo courtesy Brandi BarthelsWharton
County Courthouse Under Restoration
Photo courtesy Wharton County Historical CommissionBolivar
courtesy Robert Vahle & Barclay Gibson
"All Things Historical"
ARCHIE P. McDONALD
Light Crust Doughboys are on the air! 10-24-05
Kinsey’s voice came out of Philcos and Zeniths and other radios all over East
Texas, and eventually much of the South, each day at noon to announce the beginning
of a performance of the most popular fiddle band ever assembled..."Norris
"By the end of the nineteenth
century, Norris Wright Cuney had become the most remarkable African American leader
in Texas. Cuney technically began life as a slave..."
Tyler Depot by
Bob Bowman 10-31-05
Now a National Historic
at Sacul 10-4-05
"...On the fourth Saturday
night of each month, amateur pickers and singers travel to Sacul -- a Nacogdoches
County town that almost became a ghost town -- in search of appreciative audiences..."
of 1895 10-26-05
"... In a good
year, which is to say an average year, the city at the Pass of the North enjoys
only nine inches of rain. But in the spring of 1895, what fell from the sky was
in Heaven 10-20-05
McGonagill may have been the ropingest cowboy Texas ever produced..." Dead
Docents guiding tours of Fort
Concho's reconstructed hospital still tell the story of “Dead” Ellis.
Ghost town, ghost hotel, ghost story
"Lone Star Diary"
Soldiers in the Confederate Army
Not only did they fight, these soldiers distinguished themselves on the battlefield..."
"It's All Trew"
of the outhouse kind make great family reunion tales 9-17-05
"Letters From Central Texas"
of '31 in Dumas
& OPINION |
"A Balloon In Cactus"
MAGGIE VAN OSTRAND
Corpses at Halloween
Men Don't Talk, But Dead Women Do 10-22-05
will be the Main Dead Person of 2005?
We nominate the still-great-though-dead
"Transported to a surreal landscape,
a young girl kills the first woman she meets and then teams up with three complete
strangers to kill again." That's a movie review from a Marin County, California,
newspaper. The movie it described was "The Wizard of Oz..."Same
Sex Marriage? 10-1-05
"Letters From North America"
Hurricane Disaster Relief
You Can Do 10-19-05
"Every once in a
while you do something that really hurts your heart, but you can’t fix it for
one reason or another. Nothing you can do, that’s just the way it is. You’ve had
this happen to you, maybe you were driving down the road and a dog or cat ran
out and you tried to avoid it, but you couldn’t and well, you know what happened..."
"The Girl Detective's Theory of Everything"
"Not only have cell phones pretty
thoroughly destroyed my fantasy life but I am no longer able to tell who is insane."
have his column this week because ..."
|" Words and
Times and Fried Chicken 10-13-05
Were simpler times all that simple? ... When I was young girl, if we wanted fried
chicken at our house, we first had to grow the chicken..."