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July 2013 Issue
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Fifteen Years of Texas Stories and Photos
On the occasion of our 15th anniversary of publication we would like to thank the hundreds of contributors who have shared their memories, thoughts and experiences of Texas, and express our gratitude to our long-time contributors for their dedication to their written and photographic projects and for allowing us to share them with our readers. We enter our 16th year with enthusiastic anticipation for the stories and photographs we have yet to share.

Sincerely,
John Troesser and Kate Wong Troesser, Editor and Webmaster
Obituary 7-15-13
Bob Bowman

June 3, 1936 - July 13, 2013
Republic
History
  • The Birth of a Republic by Jeffery Robenalt 7-1-13
    The military phase of the Texas Revolution began on October 2, 1835, with the Battle of Gonzales, but a meeting of Texas delegates known as the Consultation was the true beginning of the political struggle.
  • Columns
  • Gone to Texas Cartoon by Roger T. Moore 7-29-13
  • Wreck of the steamship Mary Summers by Murray Montgomery 7-29-13
    Beneath the waters of the Navidad River rests the wreckage of the Confederate iron-hulled steamship known as Mary Summers. Listed on National Register of Historic Places.
  • Death Of The Salesman by David Knape 7-28-13
  • Frontier Times by Mike Cox 7-27-13
    In the fall of 1923, with the Old West still very much alive in the memory of many who had lived it, a peregrinating newspaperman named J. Marvin Hunter started a monthly magazine called Frontier Times...
  • Bigfoot
    Towns
  • Bigfoot Frio Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 7-26-13
  • Meadow Terry Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 7-26-13
  • Mecca Madison Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 7-21-13
  • Brandon
  • Thorndale Milam Co Photos courtesy Jo Ann Arnold & Barclay Gibson 7-20-13
  • Driscoll Nueces County Photo courtesy Jo Ann Arnold 7-20-13
  • Brandon Hill Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 7-19-13
  • Columns
  • Close encounters of the canned kind by Wanda Orton 7-21-13
    Iím not the only one who is fearful of close encounters of the canned kind. Many of my friends share my anxiety and suffer, as I do, from a kind of dough-phobia.
  • Texans Across State Lines by Bruce Martin 7-21-13
    During my junior high school years, my father worked with a construction company installing oil and gas transmission pipelines throughout Louisiana and southern Mississippi...
  • Branding Cattle Cartoon by Roger T. Moore 7-18-13
  • "Here's the money, but I'm not Bill Thompson." by Mike Cox 7-17-13
    ďEver run into Ben Thompson?Ē the reporter asked, hoping for a story about the English-born gambler, gunman and one-time Austin city marshal gunned down in a San Antonio saloon in 1884.
  • Bear Creek
    Ghost Towns
  • Bear Creek Settlement Kimble Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 7-16-13

    Historic Landmark
  • Brambletye Kimble Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 7-16-13
  • Columns
  • The Company I Keep... by David Knape 7-14-13
  • Greenwood
    Cemetery
  • Dallas' Greenwood Cemetery Dallas Co Photos courtesy David Cole 7-13-13
  • Olmos
    Ghost Towns
  • Olmos Bee Co Photos courtesy William Beauchamp & Jo Ann Arnold 7-12-13
  • Columns
  • Gentlemen's Agreement by Mike Cox 7-10-13
    Dutch Henry and Charles Goodnight
  • Pierce
    Towns & Ghost Towns
  • Atlas Lamar Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 7-9-13
  • Coletoville Victoria Co New photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 7-5-13
  • Pierce Wharton Co New photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 7-4-13
  • Petersburg Lavaca Co Ghost Town Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson 7-2-13
  • Columns
  • Amarillo Cartoon by Roger T. Moore 7-8-13
  • Jim Bowieís Fight at Calf Creek C. F. Eckhardt 7-8-13
    Old Matt told Ralph the story of the fight. Itís not the story the Bowie brothers told. Itís not even close. It was, however, told by someone who was a participant in the fight...
  • Peyote Gardens by Clay Coppedge 7-6-13
    In an environment full of cacti, somebody adapted one particular and not very prolific cactus into an intoxicant, a hallucinogen and a sacrificial rite that has spanned several centuries and diverse theologies.
  • Burleson
    Courthouses
  • Burleson County Courthouse Photos courtesy Terry Jeanson 7-5-13
  • Columns
  • Peeling Pecans by David Knape 7-2-13
  • Indecisive Summer Footwear Blues Frances Giles 7-2-13
  • Connie Hagar
    People
  • Connie Hagar and Roger Tory Peterson by Ken Rudine 7-1-13
    The Connie Hagar Sanctuary site was chosen as the first named stop on the Central Coast portion of the Great Texas Birding Trail.
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