Escapes Online Magazine"Let
every fellow tell his tale about."
- Chaucer, The Knightes Tale.
Weekly. Syndicated in 11 newspapers|
Tales" columns >
Time Lampasas was Liberated 6-20-13
In an era when the Soviet Union and
Red China seemed bent on taking over the world, and nuclear war appeared all but
inevitable, the first paragraph of the weekly newspaper’s lead story bore chilling
"A Glimpse of Texas Past"
Cavalry of the West
Late in the fall of 1863, Union forces under the control of General
Nathaniel Banks occupied the lower Rio Grande valley and sealed off the border
between Texas and the French-dominated Empire of Mexico to disrupt the flow of
Southern cotton to Europe. It would be left to John “Rip” Ford and his Calvary
of the West to drive the Union out and restore the flow of the Confederate’s lifeblood.
Syndicated in 5 newspapers|
Star Diary" columns >
became of Jim Bowie's famous knife? 6-13-13
When we read stories about
the heroes of the Alamo, namely Crockett, Travis, and Bowie, it’s very hard to
separate fact from fiction. Legends about the lives of these men are numerous,
and when the legend is more romantic than the fact, it seems fiction takes center
C. F. Eckhardt|
"Charley Eckhardt's Texas
" columns >
Night the Ghost Hounds Came 10-8-12
"When I got outside the hounds
had the house surrounded. I could hear them baying in chase all around me. I could
see nothing. There was no movement in the grass, no shadows among the trees. The
brilliant moon showed a tranquil landscapebut all around me were the sounds
of hounds in chase..."
Town Rumors by Dianne West Short 6-2-13|
Snake stories in Texas are hardly
rare. One story, however, deserves recounting.
you've heard this one before, dont' stop me, |
because I want to hear it again."
- Waco Historian Roger Norman Conger
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