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Battle of Gonzales: "Come and Take It"
by Jeffery Robenalt 12-1-11|
the Battle of Gonzales was, in reality, nothing more than a minor skirmish, its
political consequences were far reaching.
Concho by Mike
than two years before the Titanic sank in the icy waters of the North Atlantic
after hitting an iceberg, the Texas-based steamship Concho ran into something
in the Gulf of Mexico on her way to Galveston...Sam's
Home by Bob
East Texans under forty know little about Sam Rayburn, the man whose name is attached
to a giant reservoir on the Angelina River. But in his heyday, “Mister Sam” helped
the nation through the Great Depression, World War II, and into the prosperity
of the 1950s. Childhood
home's 'inside plumbing' didn't come easy
by Delbert Trew 12-13-11
think the year was about 1946. We had harvested our wheat and were getting ready
to plow wheat stubble south of Perryton...
Freer Duval Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 12-12-11|
Top SEGAR Cartoon
by Roger T. Moore 12-11-11
Glendon E. Johnson
by Bill Cherry 12-10-11|
Johnson told his granddaughter, Erin Stewart, that “cowboys answer to two people:
their God and their momma.” The
Surprising Effects of Henna
by Robert G. Cowser 12-10-11
I have been bald for more than forty-five years, it is surprising that anyone
would remember that I once had hair. John
Clayton: Rebel with a Cause
by Murray Montgomery 12-10-11
from an old movie came to mind when I read the obituary of John H. Clayton. The
film depicted an intense battle and many men were being killed. One of the actors
said, “Where do we find men such as these? Men who will charge into combat and
die for a cause, without any regard for their own life.” Apparently, Clayton was
that type of man.Creed
Taylor by Clay
Taylor saw more of the most interesting pieces of Texas history than anybody else.
He was one of the fortunate few who grew up with Texas and one whose personal
history most closely matches the state’s.Pinto
Beans by Mike
beans were a staple in 19th century Texas and continue to be today, but their
history goes back even further... By the time of Texas’ Anglo colonization, pinto
beans (better known in the Southwest as frijoles or Pecos Strawberries) had become
grain after Dust Bowl quite a chore
by Delbert Trew 12-6-11
you have ever spent a long hot day on the end of a No. 10 grain scoop, scooping
wheat out of or into a truck or barn, this column should trigger a few memories.
Skunk by Bonnie Wroblewski 12-2-11|
striped wonders more than make up for any foul aromas with their unmatched gift
for “pest” control."
Whip by C. F.
came April, 1836. Santa Anna and his army showed up on Vince’s doorstep. The family
promptly fled, leaving their stock behind—including Old Whip. Santa Anna immediately
appropriated the stallion for his own use..."
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