Antonio de Espejo
He was only trying to return home, to New Spain, by a short
cut. However, Don Antonio de Espejo’s venture through Texas has warranted his
inclusion within the history books (the Texas ones in particular) alongside other
explorers and conquistadors such as Coronado and Cabeza de Vaca. Majestic
Davis County, Texas’ by Lucy Miller Jacobson and Mildred Bloys Nored.
Davis and Colonel Benjamin Henry Grierson 3-23-11
assignment to Fort Davis should have been relatively calm. However, the Mescalero
Apache chief Victorio saw to it that Grierson and his soldiers remained active...
F. Stockton 2-1-11
Stockton’s life was one of those extraordinary events that persuades and affects
the lives of, not only those who were contemporaries, but also the generations
for the Humanities at Salado
Sculptor and architect Robert Bruno
has bequeathed to us his Steel House, sometimes referred to as “The Metal Mansion”,
just outside of Lubbock in Ransom Canyon.
to a couple of weeks ago, I had been to Puerto Rico for exactly an hour and a
Laugh Track: Directing Emotions Since 1950
Some shows, Barney Miller and anything Bob Newhart come to mind,
are hilarious with or without a laugh track. Jack Benny will elicit a smile from
just about anyone even if he is simply staring at the camera.
Heard It Here First 1-11-10
In keeping with tradition for this time of year what follows are some predictions
for the now not so new year...
Creek Winery 12-6-09
what’s fun? Besides listening to Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach speak- fun
is drinking a nice, refreshing, Texas wine on a Saturday afternoon...
in New Mexico 11-1-09
I left for New Mexico last month, where I was for the first time, to try my hand
at fly-fishing, I spent some time producing my fish story. I thought I would need
Fear That My Wife Is Insane 10-2-09
Any rational, right-thinking person would have been packed and gone months ago.
Yet, she stays and even finds a way to maintain a smile on that marvelous, olive-skinned
countenance of hers...
Old Lubbock 9-2-09
I was reminded
that I had heard quite a lot of news lately about Lubbock and, as usual, most
of it was odd.
Son Has Just Received His First Car 8-1-09
zigged and zagged around the local high school’s parking lot it occurred to me
that the car exposes entirely different worlds to the two of us...Hitting
the Marc 7-1-09
The wine industry in Texas is blooming...
For anyone who has traveled to west Texas or the Hill Country... Here
it Are 6-4-09
...It’s been with us for a millennia
and a half since the Germanic tribes brought their yerk n’ chuk language with
them from across the North Sea. Nevertheless, we have all let it slip quietly
“Art’s a luxury,” Charlie Bullock
says... Of course, Bullock is talking for us non-artists. For himself, art is
as much a necessity as eating...Professor
"... I had, up that point, suspected
that Dr. Langford was extraordinary and now I had both strong proof and witnesses..."
Antonio Missions 4-1-09
Beginning two and a half
miles south of downtown San Antonio there are four eighteenth century missions
along what the National Parks Service refers to as the “Mission Trail”. This route
will lead you on an afternoon’s journey through some of this country’s few, yet
was like that when we got there." 3-3-09
Or Not Degree 2-1-09
daily, I tell my students to get to work, stop whining, hunker down and get busy.
I tell them college is a comin’ and they better get ready...
Cut, copy, paste and print this paper
so that you can have it in your hands. Do it so that...
From Over Here" Column begins January 2009
Browne is a free lance writer and teacher living in Austin,
Texas. After completing an English degree at Texas Tech, he and his
son moved, by way of Dallas,
some 15 years ago where he finished a second degree in Latin and began teaching
at an Austin high school.
He has been writing for various magazines and
newspapers for the past several years. Some of the subjects he has written about
include Texas wineries, Spanish bullfighting and sundry destination pieces centered
around he and his wife's travels.
Mr. Browne's work has been published
in Texas Escapes, Literary
Traveler, Travel Intelligence, Escape Artist, Texas Wine and Life magazines as
well as the Lubbock Avalanche Journal and the Austin American Statesman. He can
be reached at Byron.Browne@gmail.com