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Montague Co Old photos 7-31-11Salińeno
Starr Co No Photos 7-30-11Selman
City Rusk Co No Photos 7-30-11Socorro
El Paso Co Photos courtesy Terry Jeanson 7-29-11
Upton Co No Photos 7-29-11|
Wells Dimmit Co
TE photos 7-29-11
of What Might Have Been by Mike Cox 7-28-11
taking one final look at the still form of his mother, Clifton Maxey Cobb discretely
pulled the old letter from his coat pocket and placed it inside her casket. Later
that December day following the services, funeral home workers covered her grave,
the last chapter of a love story dating back to Reconstruction.
Antonio de Espejo by Byron Browne 7-27-11|
was only trying to return home, to New Spain, by a short cut. However, Don Antonio
de Espejo’s venture through Texas has warranted his inclusion within the history
books (the Texas ones in particular) alongside other explorers and conquistadors...
Limestone Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 7-27-11Darco
Harrison Co No photos 7-26-11|
River Station Montague Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 7-26-11
amazing in their descriptions by Delbert Trew 7-26-11
impatient with and bored at most of the media and musical entertainment presented
today, I do a lot of reading of all genres. The publications and writers continually
amaze me with their varied descriptions and choice of words. Here are a few of
here and there by Bob Bowman 7-24-11
biscuits, apple peel, lies and moreCotton
Production As It Once Was by Robert G. Cowser 7-23-11
today on the sight of the cotton plants, I am reminded that one hundred years
ago my father boarded a Cotton Belt train at Saltillo on his way to the cotton
fields of West Texas...
Lake Hardin Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 7-23-11Crandall
Kaufman Co No Photos 7-22-11Warsaw
Kaufman Co No Photos 7-22-11
Chapel Henderson Co 7-22-11
State Capitol Dome Mike Cox 7-21-11|
Commissioner W.C. Walsh had been watching the construction of the new Capitol
since the first shovel of dirt was tossed on Feb. 1, 1882... As the new Capitol
slowly took shape, so did Walsh’s layman’s knowledge of architecture. Now, with
construction about to begin on the dome, Walsh grew increasingly uneasy...
inventions simple by Delbert Trew 7-19-11
Maj. Henry Hopkins Sibley never reached the war hero level, he made great contributions
to the comfort and survival of his fellow troops during his career. Graduating
from West Point in 1838...
Austin Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 7-19-11|
Concho by Barclay Gibson 7-18-11
Beaumont and the Skyliners by Bill Cherry 7-18-11|
last numbers of the evening were "Since I Don't Have You" with "This I Swear"
as the segue; both were by Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners. It occurred to me
that no two tunes and no vocal group are more reflective of my teen years..."
short life of Sam Bass by Bob Bowman 7-17-11|
more than four years, we have been working on a new book, “Bad to the Bone,” a
collection of outlaws who left their imprint on East Texas. One of the best known
outlaws was Sam Bass..
Gap Hamilton Co 7-16-11Fairy
Hamilton Co 7-16-11Pinehill
Rusk Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 7-15-11
Gold Rush by Mike
four years after thousands of Forty-niners flocked to California in search of
riches, a wave of Fifty-threers headed for the Hill Country in a little known
and short-lived Texas gold rush.
14, 1918 - "Old Glory" by Roger T. Moore 7-14-11
Photos courtesy Britt E. Towery, Jr. & Bruce D. White 7-13-11
Barbershop, General Store, Lyric Theatre, Hotels...
Panola County Vintage map courtesy TGO 7-13-11
Blank Anderson Co TE photo 7-12-11
Our Time With Zophar by Robert
G. Cowser 7-12-11
elderly man with stooped shoulders and a craggy face comes to my mind almost every
time I drive past the little park near the post office in Martin, Tennessee. Family:
Weird things and them bones Delbert Trew 7-12-11
admit, up front and honest, that my family is a bit weird. I'll also admit that
we probably have more fun than most families. Here are a few examples.
In The Pines by
Dana Goolsby 7-11-11|
Just beneath the surface of the Pineywoods, buried treasure is said to be scattered.
One of the many fortunes left behind is believed to be in southern Anderson County.
Mexican gold bars, gold coins and jewels have eluded treasure hunters for well
over a century, but some still believe there is buried treasure in Elkhart, Texas.
Murdered Sheriff by Bob Bowman 7-10-11
County Sheriff William Reed (Bill) McMullen was one of the men who was killed
during a feud between the Gilley and Windham families at Homer, the county seat
of Angelina County in the 1860s... The
Dog Days of Summer by Maggie Van Ostrand 7-10-11
got back from a cross-country drive with my two dogs and boy, did we have a few
adventures along the way...The
First Election in Texas by CFEckhardt 7-9-11
March, 1836, a convention met at Washington-on-the-Brazos for the purpose of framing
a constitution for the fledgling Republic of Texas. The Republic really didn’t
exist yet, since San Jacinto was not yet fought. The constitution provided for
a presidential election to take place in the fall of 1836...
and Tenderfeet by Clay Coppedge 7-8-11
journalist Don Hampton Biggers covered about everything he could get to just as
the last of the plains buffalo were being killed and some of the first ranches
in West Texas were being established.
County Courthouse by Terry Jeanson
& Nuecestown Cemetery Nueces Co
Photos courtesy Roxanne
Krisch & Will Beachamp 7-7-11
J. Evetts Haley by Mike Cox 7-7-11
his long life, J. Evetts Haley held down some of the best “jobs” a person can
have: Collector of historical documents for a university library, rancher, and
Cafe & Family Photos Old Photos courtesy Justin Hunt 7-5-11
adjust to barbed wire by Delbert Trew 7-5-11
of the nature of the subject, a significant chapter of Old West history - bloody
livestock injuries - is often ignored or forgotten. However, it did happen, and
here is the story.
noodling by Bob Bowman 7-5-11|
the midst of a session that dealt with taxes, Medicare fraud and other serious
issues, the Texas Legislature finally dealt with an issue of concern to East Texans--noodling...
4, 1883 by Roger T. Moore 7-4-11
Salle and French Exploration in Early Texas by Jeffery Robenalt
La Salle's expedition was unsuccessful, the French presence in Texas finally stirred
the Spanish to action. Fearing they would lose the race to claim the Americas,
the Spaniards renewed their exploration of the Gulf Coast and began working diligently
to settle East Texas."
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