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February 2017 Issue
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Texas Towns & Ghost Towns: Columns:
Tuleta
  • Tuleta Bee Co 2-26-17
    Photos courtesy Sarah Reveley, William Beauchamp, Barclay
    Gibson, Ken Rudine
    et al.
  • Oak Hill
  • Oak Hill Bastrop Co 2-20-17
  • Ballinger
  • Ballinger Runnels Co seat 2-18-17
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson et al.
  • Lueders
  • Lueders Jones Co 2-19-17
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, Mike Price & Erik Whetstone
  • Poteet
  • Poteet Atascosa Co 2-14-17
    Photos courtesy Terry Jeanson
  • Jewish Cemetery
  • Hallettsville - Jewish Cemetery Lavaca Co 2-10-17
    Photos by John Troesser
  • Ringgold
  • Ringgold Montague Co 2-8-17
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, Kelly Campbell et al.
  • Wm Penn
  • William Penn Washington Co 2-5-17
    Courtesy Gerald Massey & John J. Germann
  • Benoit
  • Benoit Runnels Co 2-3-17
    Photos courtesy Stephen Tayor, & Jim & Lou Kinsey
  • Glidden
  • Glidden Colorado Co 2-2-17
    Photos courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library
  • Faysville Hidalgo Co 2-1-17
    Photos courtesy Gerald Massey
  • Vessey Red River Co 2-1-17
    Courtesy John Germann
  • Maggie Van Ostrand's "A Balloon in Cactus" columns
  • Best Pictures That Never Won Best Picture Oscar 2-24-17
  • Agida 2-17-17
    I overheard an entire monologue that cannot be improved upon. Every word is a gem.

  • Gunfight
    Mike Cox's "Texas Tales"
  • Gunfight in King County 2-23-17
  • Jersey Lilly and Judge Roy Bean 2-15-17
  • A Texas Potpourri 2-9-17
  • "The Coffee that Won the West" 2-2-17
    Arbuckles' became a synonym for coffee.

  • Michael Barr "Hindsights" Columns
  • Wind Chargers 2-15-17
  • The Lost Spanish Mine 2-1-17
    For centuries the legend of the Lost Spanish Mine has lured fortune hunters into the Texas Hill Country. That legend began on a hill south of Llano.

  • Clay Coppedge
  • Henry Skillman, frontier mail courier 2-4-16
    Today, historians know Skillman best as the man who drove the first west-bound Overland Butterfield Mail stage from Horsehead Crossing on the Pecos River to El Paso in 1858.

  • Book Reviews
  • Fort Worth's Rock and Roll Roots by Mark A. Nobles
    Review by Dr. Kirk Bane 2-2-17
    In early 1964, Beatlemania hit the United States "like a tidal wave." Before long, a vibrant rock and roll youth scene emerged in Fort Worth, with battles of the bands, concerts, locally televised bandstands, and teen-a-go-gos (dances) entertaining the city's teenagers.

  • Guest Columns
  • A Valentine's Day Love Story by Barbara Duvall Wesolek 2-6-17

  • "Once Upon A Line" by d. knape
  • In Winter Woods 2-27-17
  • Dance of Birds 2-20-17
  • Death Of A Water Tower 2-14-17
  • Chasing Rabbits 2-7-17

  • Cartoons by Roger T. Moore
  • 1913 - Spanish Language Newspaper 2-22-17
  • Peyote in Church 2-14-17
  • Feb. 6, 1879 - The first Czech newspaper 2-8-17
  • January 19, 1858 - First School Chartered 2-1-17

  • Smithville
    Smithville
  • Smithville Central School 2-7-17
    Photos courtesy Don Jellison

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