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The Journey of Cabeza de Vaca by Jeffery Robenalt 5-1-11|
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
courtesy William Beauchamp 5-8-11
Chapel Gregg Co Photos courtesy Maryanne Gobble 5-3-11|
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 prison... McMahan
Chapel by Bob Bowman 5-30-11
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 churches...
County’s Longmeadow Cemetery by Mike Cox 5-26-11|
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 5-23-11
comparison between modern-day ranching practices and equipment with that of yesterday
shows a marked difference... Caddo
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
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 were little...Telecommunication
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 5-17-11|
a child on a farm near Saltillo in the 1940s, I depended on radio as the only
contact with the world beyond our community. Firewood
stories abound in history by Delbert Trew 5-17-11
favorite firewood story comes from the history of a Colorado gold mining strike
high in the Rocky Mountains.
Nueces Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 5-16-11Morales
Ranch Schleicher Co Photos courtesy Erik Whetstone 5-16-11
well-used phone book by Bob Bowman 5-15-11
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
Navy scapegoating began when USS Indianapolis' captain Charles Butler McVay, III
Marque Galveston Co Photos courtesy John Cooper & Ken Rudine
Galveston Co Photo courtesy Ken Rudine 5-13-11Star
is Born by Mike Cox 5-12-11
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....Texas
pride and heritage comes alive in Heart of the Tin Trunk
by Christy Claxton 5-7-11
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 5-3-11|
suggestion 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 embroidery... Royal
Wedding Questions by Maggie Van Ostrand 5-2-11
Questions 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 everything...
Swisher Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 5-2-11Deport
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. The
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...
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