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everyone has interesting tidbits to share by Delbert Trew 6-28-11
almost everyone I meet has a story, joke, old saying or an interesting tidbit.
Here are a few tales retained from a recent trip down south visiting friends and
of two Texas Rangers: Lee Hall and John Barclay Armstrong by Murray Montgomery
not many times when people are doing research on the history of Texas that they
don’t come across that illustrious group of lawmen known as the Texas Rangers...
DeWitt Co Photos courtesy Deborah Smith 6-26-11
and his knife by Bob Bowman 6-26-11
historians have written volumes about Jim Bowie, who died at the Alamo, but what
people remember most about him is a big hunting blade he carried--a weapon known
in history simply as the Bowie Knife.A
Cameo From Inside by Robert G. Cowser 6-24-11
for one year I taught first-year composition classes in a college program in a
state prison one hour from my home in Tennessee...Horned
Toads by Mike Cox 6-23-11
friendly feud Everett Townsend had with Alpine Avalanche editor Nig Bennett over
an unusual self-defence ability attributed to horny toads. Townsend maintained
that these critters spat blood out of their eyes when cornered. Bennett asserted
that they did not.
Hockley Co No Photos 6-23-11|
Hall Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson & Ken Rudine 6-22-11
Hill by Bob Bowman 6-19-11
atop a scenic hilltop in southwestern Henderson County, Science Hill lasted only
a few decades, but its reputation as a center of education is well-remembered
by descendants of its founders and builders. So is its violence in the early days
of the Civil War...
by Roger T. Moore 6-18-11
Dawson Co 6-17-11Denhawken
Wilson Co Photos courtesy William Beauchamp 6-16-11
Tinaja by Mike Cox 6-16-11
geologic feature in Big Bend National Park, a place of beauty tainted by a history
Home Guadalupe Co Photos courtesy William Beauchamp 6-15-11|
Home Lavaca Co TE photos
producers, grandmas make miracles by Delbert Trew 6-14-11
all the strange, weird and confusing bits of history, none quite compare with
rain dancers, water witchers and grandmas...
Oak Guadalupe Co Photos courtesy William Beauchamp 6-13-11|
Big Tree Photos courtesy David Armstrong & Ken Rudine 6-13-11
the Texas National Forestsby Bob Bowman 6-12-11
Theodore Roosevelt established four Texas National Forests in 1936. By 1937, the
federal government had acquired more than 613,000 acres from private landowners
at an average price of $4.62 an acre.
Shelby Co Seat Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, Lori Martin, Gerald Massey 6-10-11Teaselville
Smith Co New photo by Lori Martin 6-10-11
Wonderful Boy by Mike Cox 6-9-11
father a respected Uvalde County rancher, the quiet, good-looking Guy O. Fenley
seemed like a typical teenager except for one thing – he could see underground
History by Byron Browne 6-8-11
Davis County, Texas’ by Lucy Miller Jacobson and Mildred Bloys Nored.Texans
a bit different, and I'm good with that by Delbert Trew 6-7-11
change from rural Texas to big-city California spawned many interesting experiences...
a bull riding legend by Bob Bowman 6-5-11
Dightman has finally received the attention he should have had decades ago. Born
in Crockett in 1935, Dightman was a legendary bull rider who set all types of
records for riding raging bulls in rodeo arenas across the United States.
Texas Theatre by
Dana Goolsby 6-4-11|
nearly a century of tragedy and neglect, and a host of closings and re-openings,
the Texas Theatre, crown jewel of Palestine, has been salvaged and reborn.
Menard Co 6-4-11
Cooke Co Vintage mape courtesy TXDoT 6-3-11
Revenge of 'Devil John' McCoy by Murray Montgomery 6-3-11
John McCoy, called
“Devil John” because of his bravery and daring, wasn’t one to forgive and forget...
Frank Dobie by Mike Cox 6-2-11
not mentioned in any of his biographies, but one of Texas’ best known authors
wrote portions of one of his best-known books while sequestered in a tarpaper-covered
shack in the Chisos Basin.
you from San Francisco 6-2-11
for bringing her back into the room for a moment... I do have to visit the Panhandle
some day. My mother said it was awful -- yet all her life she had an affection
for the people and the culture... she never lost that. And, reading about the
place now, I realize how enormously who she was had to do with where she was from..."
- Susan Fry
Pecan Pie by Roger T. Moore
Williamson Co More old photos 6-2-11|
Coronado’s Search for Cibola by Jeffery Robenalt 6-1-11|
Coronado’s expedition, including
250 cavalry, 80 infantry, 1000 Indians, several priests, and thousands of horses,
cattle, and sheep, departed from Culiacan in the spring of 1540.
Wells Dimmit Co Vintage photos courtesy Bill Armstrong 6-1-11|
Wells Dimmit Co Vintage photo courtesy Bill Armstrong 6-1-11
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