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Photos: Faded Photographs
by Mike Cox|
people in these images could be your ancestors. Or mine. One thing is sure: They
are long dead, and so, too, is anyone who could identify them."
Famous Portrait of the Little Girl Named Judy by Bill Cherry|
the war years, Edolia (Ed) Rees and her daughter, Joyce Crainer, drove into downtown
Houston for Miss Joyce’s appointment with the doctor. His office was there on
Main Street above a very famous portrait photographer’s studio...
More Than FaceFace by Maggie Van Ostrand|
seems the Caracaras must have expensive lobbyists representing them in Washington
DC. The United States Migratory Bird Treaty Act protects Crested Caracaras as
an endangered species, even though these big birds only visit Arizona, Florida,
and Texas... However, in Mexico, where Caracaras have the exalted title of National
Bird, humans sometimes eat them. Go figure."
From The Century Magazine 1887 |
Reference is frequently made to the peculiar personal attachment which General
McClellan’s troops had for him. The following incident may be worthy of record
as illustrating one of the causes of this attachment...
Rio Grande City
Starr Co TE photosTown:
Titus Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 9-29-10Town:
River Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 9-27-10Town:
TravisFalls Co Photos
courtesy Barclay Gibson 9-26-10 Town:
Cass Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 9-24-10 |
"Bet You Didn’t
Know" - 9-24-2010 by Peary Perry 9-24-10
15 Minutes of Separation: Nancy
was robbed at GUN POINT in LODON! 9-24-10|
received an interesting letter today. Actually, we had heard a radio talk-show
host describe the letter several weeks ago and admit to “almost” sending $1000
dollars to the sender...Column:
Texas Expressions by
Mike Cox 9-23-10
years, I have collected Texas expressions like some people do postage stamps.
Herewith, in no particular order, a sampling.
Red River Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 9-22-10
Sweet Pea TE photo
Home Movies by Ken Rudine
post holes by hand was hard work by Delbert Trew 9-21-10|
the hundreds of jobs associated with farming and ranching, digging postholes by
hand is by far my least favorite... Town:
Red River Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 9-20-10
Reading the papers by Bob Bowman
a week, I sit on my couch at home and read the weekly newspapers sent to me by
the folks who are kind enough to carry this column. By the time I’m through, I
have learned a lot more about East Texas than I knew last week. Here are some
Lamar Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 9-17-10Town:
West New Hope
Titus Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 9-16-10Austin:
Texas’ Capital by Mike Cox 9-16-10|
elections are important in a democracy, but early-day Austinites went through
two elections that could have turned their city into a ghost town. At stake was
whether Austin would remain Texas’ capital...
Remembering Old Tascosa
by Delbert Trew 9-14-10|
the files of The Tascosa Pioneer, published from June 1886 through 1888, we found
the following tidbits of information telling of everyday life in the Panhandle
at that time. (In Trew fashion of course.)Town:
Castro Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 9-13-10 Town:
View Taylor Co Photos
courtesy Gerald Massey & Mike Price 9-13-10
Bexar Co Photos courtesy Sarah Reveley & Ken Bates 9-12-10Column:
Memories of growing up by
Bob Bowman 9-12-10|
she passed away, Opal Young sat down with a pencil and a tablet and left for her
family the recollections of growing up in rural East Texas...
LBJ and Sad Irons by Clay
on the promise to use electricity from dams being built in the Hill Country to
bring electricity to that region, Johnson defeated nine other candidates in a
hotly contested primary."
"Bet You Didn’t
Know" - 9-10-2010 by Peary Perry 9-10-10Column:
The Hat Story by Mike Cox
Mrs. Jane Greenwood set out to write her autobiography in 1965, she knew she had
to tell the hat story. Town:
Annona Red River
Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 9-9-10Town:
River Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 9-9-10
Cotton Pickin' by Roger T.
Moore 9-8-10 Town:
Lamar Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 9-8-10Town:
Lamar Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 9-7-10Column:
Almanac' a good guide for life by Delbert Trew 9-7-10
planting crops, working livestock, planning farm work, going fishing or even going
to the doctor, out came the almanac for study."