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The Journey of Cabeza de Vaca by Jeffery Robenalt
conquistador Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca was the first European to
explore the interior of Texas, and the narrative he wrote of his
experiences in the New World remains the most valuable source of
information we possess today on the Native American tribes, landforms,
plants, and animals of early Texas.
Williamson Co Old Photos 5-19-11
Creek Gillespie Co Photos courtesy Will Beauchamp
& Barclay Gibson 5-8-11
Cave Creek School On National Register
of Historic Places
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp 5-8-11
Chapel Gregg Co Photos courtesy Maryanne Gobble
Jasper Co No Photos 5-3-11
Matagorda Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson &
Ken Rudine 5-18-11
churches, homes, lodge, cemetery, bridges, centennial markers...
took outlaws to prison by Delbert Trew 5-31-11
the more famous conveyances adapted and used by man were the "tumbleweed
wagons."...hauling captured prisoners being taken to the Fort Smith
Chapel by Bob Bowman 5-30-11
The news that San Augustine businessman Jack Maund has contributed
$100,000 for a museum and events center at McMahan Chapel Methodist
Church has focused new attention on one of East Texas’ most historic
County’s Longmeadow Cemetery by Mike Cox 5-26-11
"Many of their forebears are buried in this small rural cemetery,
a fenced graveyard accessible only by an unpaved private road...
Ector Co New photo courtesy Bronson Dorsey 5-25-11
comparison of ranching: past and modern days by Delbert Trew
A comparison between modern-day ranching practices and equipment
with that of yesterday shows a marked difference...
Lake by Bob Bowman 5-22-11
Texas has some of the most beautiful lakes in Texas. If anyone ever
asks me to pick the lake I like most, Caddo Lake would be high on
my list, largely because its mystical nature is captivating.
School Photos courtesy John Gilmartin 5-20-11
Do You Want For Your Birthday? Or, It Won't Be What You Asked For
by Maggie Van Ostrand 5-20-11
I'm sick and tired of people not listening when you answer their
question, "What do you want for your birthday?" I suppose my kids
are getting even for me giving them things they hated when they
of the not-so-distant past by Mike Cox 5-19-11
those knowing no form of electronic voice communication other than
cell phones or Skype, a brief look at the not-so-distant past.
Popular Music of the 1940s by Robert G. Cowser
As a child on a farm near Saltillo in the 1940s, I depended on radio
as the only contact with the world beyond our community.
stories abound in history by Delbert Trew 5-17-11
My favorite firewood story comes from the history of a Colorado
gold mining strike high in the Rocky Mountains.
Nueces Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 5-16-11
Ranch Schleicher Co Photos courtesy Erik Whetstone
well-used phone book by Bob Bowman 5-15-11
I’ve received a telephone book adorned with telephone numbers from
the 1980’s scribbled all over the cover, the back, and dozens of
inside pages. It came from Joel Towers of Lufkin with a note that
it was his mother’s telephone book from Jasper. The full-color cover
alone is worth a story.
Presidio Co Photos courtesy Erik Whetstone 5-14-11
Taylor Co Photos courtesy Mike Price 5-14-11
people create scapegoats by Britt Towery 5-13-11
The Navy scapegoating began when USS Indianapolis' captain Charles
Butler McVay, III was court-martialed.
Marque Galveston Co Photos courtesy John Cooper
& Ken Rudine 5-13-11
Galveston Co Photo courtesy Ken Rudine 5-13-11
is Born by Mike Cox 5-12-11
Star of Mills County
Box Turtle by Bonnie Wroblewski 5-12-11
plodding across grazed pastures, open woodlands, prairies, and sandy-soiled
lowlands across Texas, ornate box turtles are so named for the distinctive
yellowish lines radiating across the dark brownish to black background
of their carapaces...
two doctors by Bob Bowman 5-8-11
doctors W.D. Thames of Lufkin and Joe Dickerson of Jasper died recently,
East Texas lost two unique physicians--men who made house calls,
kept up with the babies they delivered, and cared for whole families....
pride and heritage comes alive in Heart of the Tin Trunk
by Christy Claxton 5-7-11
It is the stories that are the heart of a people's heritage. In
a world where homogeneity is the expected norm, a descendent of
the Czech people who settled South Central Texas is bringing the
pride and history of her people to the stage in Summer 2011. Heart
of the Tin Trunk is an original musical that focuses on 150 years
of Czech settlement in a new land.
Red River Co PHotos courtesy Gerald Massey 5-7-11
Medina Co Photos courtesy John Hallowell 5-6-11
Sense Justice in Marlin by Mike Cox 5-5-11
Dan” Finn's renown for putting “equity before the law,” seems to
have come to the judicial notice of Marlin’s mayor, F. S. Heffner.
stitch in time saved 9 in a girl's hope chest
from writer/cousin Jackie Gill, formerly of Miami, Texas, to write
a column about embroidery left me almost speechless. At this age
I know a lot, if I can only remember it. After some research and
a few vague recollections I am writing a column this week about
Wedding Questions by Maggie Van Ostrand 5-2-11
from our kids can drive a mom insane because it's humiliating to
have to say "I don't know dear," when moms are supposed to know
Swisher Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 5-2-11
Lamar Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey & Barclay Gibson 5-2-11
Anderson County Poor Farm by Dana Goolsby 5-1-11
existence of the poor farm in Texas is part of a larger national
story that shows how nineteenth and twentieth century America responded
to the needs of its indigents for almost 100 years.
Million Dollar Nag by Nolan Maxie 5-1-11
Ark-La-Tex has many things of great worth. This story of a valuable
horse caught my eye several years back...