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November 2010 Issue
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 Coppini's Statue
Runnels County
  • Statue: Coppini's Charles H. Noyes Statue 11-5-10
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson

    A devastated father hires an acclaimed but hungry sculptor
    to erect a statue to his son.
  • Ballinger
  • County Seat: Ballinger Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 11-4-10
  • Architecture: Ballinger Landmarks Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 11-4-10
  • Courthouse: Runnels County Courthouse Photos courtesy Terry Jeanson 11-4-10
  • Cabin
  • Lockhart: The Brock Cabin in Lockhart by Jeffery Robenalt 11-28-10
  • Town: Marion Guadalupe Co Photos courtesy Sarah Reveley 11-3-10
  • Marion
    Fort Holland
  • Ghost Town: Fort Holland Presidio Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 11-3-10
  • Ghost Town: Ochiltree Ochiltree Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 11-3-10
  • Column: Western Dance: Burning Question Counterintuitive by Delbert Trew 11-30-10
    Recently, after enjoying an evening of good western swing music on a ranch near Quitaque, this question came up. "Why do western dance participants always dance in a counter-clock wise direction around the dance floor?"
  • Cartoon: The World's Largest Inland Port by Roger T. Moore 11-30-10
  • The Dunes
  • West Texas: Signal Peak - The Dunes by Barclay Gibson 11-29-10
  • Column: A great old map by Bob Bowman 11-28-10
    Most historians love old maps. They squint at them for hours, often finding places they never knew existed...
  • Town: Bacliff Galveston Co TGLO Vintage map 11-27-10
  • Town: Clarendon Donley Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 11-26-10
  • Trivia: "Bet You Didnít Know" - 11-26-2010 by Peary Perry 11-26-10
  • Column: Pecans by Mike Cox 11-25-10
    Thereís more to the nut produced by Texasí official state tree than food value...
  • Town: Silverton Briscoe Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, Erik Whetstone, Terry Jeanson & Eric Blackwell 11-25-10
  • Jail: Briscoe County Jail Photos courtesy Erik Whetstone 11-25-10
  • People: A Young Man, His Kirwin Education, Mike Gaidoís Mentoring & the Fellow with the $50,000 by Bill Cherry 11-24-10
    "Itís a story about my Galveston friend Benno Deltz. I donít think Iíve ever told it to you. Draw close. Youíre going to love the ending."
  • Town: Oklahoma Lane Parmer Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, Stephen & Elizabeth Taylor 11-24-10
  • Cartoon: Compromise of 1850 by Roger T. Moore 11-24-10
  • Town: Weslaco Hidalgo Co Photos courtesy Ken Rudine, Weslaco Museum and Hidalgo County Historical Museum 11-23-10
  • Column: Early Texans relied on corn for cakes, livestock by Delbert Trew 11-23-10
    To the early Texas settlers, raising corn was a matter of life or death.
  • Roosevelt
  • Town: Roosevelt Kimble Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 11-22-10
  • Column: Selling the Calves by Robert G. Cowser 11-22-10
    In the late 1940s cattle auctions were common in the towns of Northeast Texas. Each town picked a different day of the week so as not to compete with nearby towns...
  • Column: Good olí boy expressions Bob Bowman 11-21-10
  • Port Arthur: Downtown Port Arthur Photos courtesy Carl Owen 11-21-10
  • Borden
  • Town: Borden Colorado Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 11-19-10
  • Bridge: Colorado County Covered Bridge Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 11-19-10
  • weatherlore
  • Column: Weather Folklore - Psychic Persimmons by Dana Goolsby 11-19-10
    Folklore reveals that superstitions about cutting persimmon trees may help cure warts, cancer and even predict weather, even Texas weather.
  • Trivia: "Bet You Didnít Know" - 11-19-2010 by Peary Perry 11-19-10
  • Column: Yankee Sawfish by Mike Cox 11-18-10
    How one Texas sawfish indirectly aided the Union Army during the Civil War.
  • Cartoon: WWII Rationing by Roger T. Moore 11-18-10
  • Column: Did lost colony in the Okla. Panhandle exist? by Delbert Trew 11-17-10
  • Column: Frontier Rifles Bob Bowman 11-17-10
  • Courthouse: Kenedy County Courthouse by Terry Jeanson 11-11-10
    The newly restored courthouse
  • Texas Thanksgiving
  • Column: Texas Thanksgiving by Mike Cox 11-11-10
    Like a flock of wild turkeys pecking around in search of food, the date that Texans set aside to celebrate their blessings kept jumping around the calendar until well into the 20th century...
  • Column: Post-San Jacinto Marriage Traditions in Texas by C. F. Eckhardt 11-10-10
    In 1837, but just for a short time, any man who had served honorably in the Texian army in 1836 was entitled to a full league of landóover 4000 acresóbut only if he was married...
  • Town: Addielou Red River Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 11-10-10
  • Cartoon: Ma Ferguson by Roger T. Moore 11-10-10
  • Ghost Town: Tesco Nolan Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 11-9-10
  • Ghost Town: Wastella Nolan Co TGLO Vintage map No Photos 11-9-10
  • Column: Homesteaders Act greatest act ever passed by Delbert Trew 11-9-10
    Signed by President Abraham Lincoln, the act offered 160 acres of land to any qualified homesteader who paid a modest filing fee, built a home, planted at least 10 acres of crops and remained on his land for five years...
  • Column: Texans Honored at Shiloh by Bob Bowman 11-7-10
  • Caddo Mounds
  • State Park: Caddo Mounds State Historic Site by Dana Goolsby 11-8-10
  • Town: Engle Fayette Co TE & Sarah Reveley Photos 11-8-10
  • Ghost Town: Corn Hill Williamson Co TE, James E. Bridges & Wayne Ware photos 11-7-10
  • Orange
  • Town: Orange Orange Co TE & Bob Finch Photos 11-5-10
  • Town: Turcotte Kenedy Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 11-5-10
  • Trivia: "Bet You Didnít Know" - 11-5-2010 by Peary Perry 11-5-10
  • Cartoon: Cowboy Lingo by Roger T. Moore 11-3-10
  • Gas Station: Looney Brothers, East Texas Gas, Marlin, Texas, 1947 Photos courtesy Larry W Johnson 11-2-10
  • Town: Liberty Red River Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 11-2-10
  • Column: Is this really progress? by Delbert Trew 11-2-10
    Once upon a time, here in the Panhandle, groceries and other supplies were available only at Tascosa, Mobeetie, New Clarendon and Dodge City. This is a long way from our modern Quick Stops and Super Stores...
  • Pila Blanca
  • Ghost Town: Pila Blanca Duval Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 11-1-10
  • Town: Realitos Duval Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 11-1-10
  • Town: Rosebud Falls Co Vintage photos courtesy Larry W. Johnson 11-1-10
  • Murder
  • Small Town Sagas: The Murder of Dr. Sam Houston Adams; Slaton, Texas, 1930s by James Villanueva 11-1-10
    The murder of Dr. Sam Houston Adams is not a tragic tale. Itís not necessarily a gloomy story. Nor is it a hopeful story about overcoming hardships or tribulations. Itís not quite folklore either. No. For lack of a better description, it is simply - a love story.
  • Column: Corn Cob Fights at the Barn by Nolan Maxie 11-1-10
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