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Jackson Co 5-25-07
Vintage photos W.R. Joines, Albina Joines & Carol Gibbs
Parker Co 5-10-07
Photos Lance Carthen
Collin Co 5-10-07
Photos Erik Whetstone & Barclay Gibson
Comanche Co 5-18-07
Hopkins Co 5-20-07No photos
Atascosa Co 5-21-07 No photos
City Knox Co 5-22-07 No photos
Mereta Tom Green Co 5-22-07
Brazoria Co 5-22-07 No photos
Dulce Nueces Co 5-24-07 No Photos
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Live Oak Co 5-17-07
Photos Terry Jeanson
Named for WWI Private David Bennes Barkley from Laredo
by Maggie Van Ostrand 5-11-07
Mexico organized the 201st Fighter Squadron, a select group of Mexican
pilots. Thirty-five officers and 300 enlisted men were trained in
Mexico, then given additional flight training as P-47 fighter squadron
at Pocatello Army Air Base in Idaho, and were then attached to the
58th Fighter Group in the Philippines where they began combat operations.
They wiped out machine gun nests, dropped 181 tons of bombs and
fired 153,000 rounds of ammunition, acquitting themselves well and
bravely. Seven of their pilots were killed in action...
Korean War Hero Who Swung the Board of Education at Ball High
by Bill Cherry 5-27-07
"If any of the students at Ball High School knew he was Lt.
Col. Richard H. Schiebel, a Korean War hero, who in the years before
had flown an F-51 all through the war zone, successfully completing
100 missions against the enemy, they didn't talk about it..."
by Bill Cherry 5-14-07
Mayor Herbie, His Time in Jail and the Big Downtown Parade that
O. Flipper, An Epic Remaining To Be Told
by C. F. Eckhardt 5-14-07
Perhaps the most enigmatic figure in the annals of the American
West is not Johnny Ringo of maybe-suicide/maybe-murder or the deliberately
enigmatic Mysterious Dave Mather, but 2/LT Henry O. Flipper, 10th
United States Cavalry...
Killed Chief Peta Nocona?
by C. F. Eckhardt
Peta Nocona was the husband of the captive white woman Cynthia Ann
Parker-and the father of perhaps the greatest of all Comanche chiefs,
Quanah Parker. He was chief of a band of Quohada Comanches... Over
his death, over the years, there has arisen considerable controversy.
Scull: Texas' Pioneer "Bad Girl"
T. Block Jr. 5-1-07
Scull, the pioneer Texas 'bad girl" was a combination Belle Starr,
Calamity Jane, and Annie Oakley...
by Bill Cherry 5-1-07
He Was the World's Oldest Trapeze Artist and He Lived in Old No.
"My grandfather Joe Duke was at one time known as Texas'
youngest millionaire. A few years later he had no money left and
was a pauper at the time of his death." - John Keith
Photos courtesy Lance Ingham Sloan
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