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- Old Europe in Frontier Texas by John Hellman 3-3-11|
Although they were hardly conscious of it, there was something peculiarly medieval
about pockets of European culture in America like those scattered German parish
communities who arrived in Texas (my grandparents as small children) in the late
nineteen century, and eventually prospered on the rolling lands which ran down
to the Red River valley and the Oklahoma border of east Texas...
March into Hell: The Mier Expedition by Jeffery Robenalt 3-11-11|
the aftermath of President Mirabeau Lamar's ill-fated expedition to Santa Fe,
his successor, Sam Houston, did his best to maintain an uneasy peace between Mexico
and the Republic of Texas. However, after Santa Anna twice ordered Mexican troops
to occupy San Antonio, political pressure for action eventually forced Houston
to dispatch General Alexander Somervell and 750 volunteers to the Rio Grande.
What began as a demonstration in force soon ended in "A March into Hell: The Mier
Town Honeymoon Or Lunamiel en el Rio Frio|
and Photographs by Josa Combs 3-16-11
newly-wedded couple drives to desolate Frio County in the late 1980s to camp alongside
the Frio River. Thanks to the kindness of a mysterious writer, they’re allowed
to discover the crumbling ruins of Frio County’s first seat of government. Frio
Town Photos courtesy Josa Combs & Barclay Gibson
Frio County seat
Hill Wichita Co 3-29-11|
Hill, TX fell victim to a grassfire on March 22, 2011" - Keith Vaughn
Misadventures of Wrong-Way Corrigan by Maggie Van Ostrand 3-9-11|
Douglas Corrigan tried for years to get permission to fly from New York to Dublin.
"No," said aviation officials, "it's not safe..., we give you permission to fly
from New York to California." Corrigan finally took off in heavy fog.... 28 hours
later, he arrived in Dublin. Corrigan claimed it was a "navigational error." Whatever
it was, he got to his dream destination and didn't even mind it when newspapers
dubbed him "Wrong-Way Corrigan"...
Grayson Co 3-31-11Town:
Fannin Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 3-30-11Column:
The Boy With Two Tombstones
by Mike Cox 3-30-11|
of [missing] Born March 3, 1870 – Died Nov. 28, 1872." Not only was it odd
to discover a tombstone in a flower bed, the dates it bore presented a mystery
on top of a mystery...
The Caudles: A Family
of Entertainers by Robert G. Cowser 3-29-11|
those evenings after we had visited the Arthurs, my parents would tell my brother
and me about the performances of the Caudle troupe they had seen before I was
outlet, strip not the same by Delbert Trew 3-29-11
to popular belief, The Cherokee Outlet and The Cherokee Strip are not one and
the same. Here is the explanation according to Kansas and Oklahoma history...
East Texas Traditions by
Bob Bowman 3-28-11
friend who recently moved to East Texas from Ohio says he is aghast that city
residents here are allowed to burn leaves in their yard whenever they want. What
my friend doesn't realize is that he's bucking an old East Texas tradition. ...
Franklin Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 3-25-11 Storm:
Catfish of Concho County by Mike Cox 3-24-11
Cline watched in horror, a watery cliff crashed into a wagon, sending it and its
occupants tumbling downstream. That was shocking, but what Cline saw next was
simply bizarre. No matter the tragedy that has just unfolded, men soon began gathering
along the river and pulling big fish from the water...
and Colonel Benjamin Henry Grierson by Byron Browne 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...
Fruit Tree Ramsey by Clay
Frank T. Ramsey was 16 years old, he quit going to school and became a partner
in his father’s nursery business in Burnet County. His father, Alexander M. Ramsey,
wrote down a list of fruit tree varieties that he had for sale and put his son
and business partner on a horse. Frank traveled all over Texas, taking orders
for trees and collecting native flora along the way... Column:
Grasslands rooted in dust
by Delbert Trew 3-22-11
how, when and why did the establishment of these "national" grassland places take
place? We have to go back to 1933, the worst year of The Great Depression, The
Dust Bowl and the "First Hundred Days" of the New Deal of President Franklin D.
Aransas Nueces Co
Photos courtesy Sarah Reveley & Ken Rudine 3-21-11
Fishing in Port Aransas
by Mike Cox 3-10-11 |
to believe, but Texans haven’t always fished just for fun. Along the coast, from
the time of the fierce Karankawas until the latter days of the 19th century, fishing
was about eating, not a recreational pursuit.
Remembering Columbia by Bob
February 1, 2003, as the world followed the return of Space Shuttle Columbia,
something deadly went wrong with the flight over East Texas. In seconds, the shuttle
and its crew plummeted to the ground in Sabine County.Column:
Palo Duro Gold Rush of
1949 by Mike Cox 3-18-11
upon a time, a shower of shiny gold coins fell from the sky over Palo Duro Canyon
State Park south of Amarillo...
Santa Cruz de San Sabá |
Menard Co Photos courtesy Barclay
Mission Santa Cruz de San Sabá was attacked by a force of 2,000 Comanche Indians
and their allies.
Co Courtesy Pearland Historical Society 3-15-11Folklore:
The Wolfman of Comstock
by Gary Humphreys 3-15-11|
is a true story told to me by my mother, during the fifties……
Dexter - From Underdog to Best of (Picture) Show by Ted R. Krueger 3-13-10
"Adena Lewis called
asking us to bring our dogs to a casting call for the movie "The Tree of Life"
that was soon to be filmed in Smithville. The director, Terrence Malick, wanted
the "hero dog" (to be called "Shep" in the movie) to be an untrained dog..."
Courtesy Murray Montgomery Collection 3-10-11Ghost
Town: Tonqua DeWitt
Co Courtesy Deborah Smith 3-10-11|
Blanco Jim Wells Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 3-10-11
Bevilport Jasper Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 3-9-11|
by Bob Bowman
laid a heavy hand on Bevilport. But you won’t find it on many road maps or marked
by highway signs...Augusta
Houston Co Photos courtesy Dana Goolsby 3-8-11
Terry Co Vintage map TGLO 3-7-11|
name, two ghosts
Texas Terry Co Photos courtesy Jason Penney 3-7-11
in Florala, Alabama by Johnny Stucco 3-4-11|
paint a mural? We’ll bet he would.
Florala is one of those places like Texarkana
that straddles state lines and has a name cobbled together from both hosts...
Professor “Old Test Tube” Took the First X-Ray Ever Taken in Texas by Bill
only one of the original 1891 faculty of the University of Texas Medical Branch
who graduated from the University of Texas in Austin was Dr. Seth Morris... Everyone,
students as well as the medical staff, got to calling him “Old Test Tube” ...
Frio County Jail Photos courtesy Terry Jeanson 3-4-11
Frio Pioneer Jail Museum, Pearsall, Texas
Pronghorn Antelope by
Mike Cox 3-3-11|
thanks to Lester B. Colby and anyone else who may have done what he did, thousands
of pronghorn antelope are still home on the range in the Panhandle. Ghost
Travis Co Photos courtesy Bryan D Reynolds 3-3-11Ghost
Town: Duval Winkler
Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 3-2-11
Schleicher Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 3-1-11 Sabine
Jefferson Co Photos courtesy Bryan D Reynolds 3-1-11Langtry
Val Verde Co Photos courtesy Bryan D Reynold 3-1-11
Val Verde Co Photos courtesy David Armstrong 3-1-11|
most reliable friend by Delbert Trew 3-1-11|
only me, myself and I to do the work I stay busy at trying to stay out of a rest
home. However, with age creeping up, muscles and bones not as strong as in the
past, I find myself depending more and more on my best friend Jose Kubota.Column:
Food for the family
in tough times..... And the tools to use by Nolan Maxie 3-1-11
grew many various kinds of vegetables in the garden; onions; cabage; lettuce;
carrots; radishes; turnips; beans; peas; squash; orka; cellery and others. You
can do it yourself, too!
Town: Ben Ficklin
Tom Green Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson Town:
Tom Green Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson Town:
Mason Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson |
of the MonthSandhill
Crane by Bonnie
as symbols of marital fidelity and conjugal bliss throughout Southeast Asia, the
native cultures of India, and Japan (where it is customary to adorn wedding gifts
with folded origami cranes in place of ribbons and bows), gruids have a celebrated
reputation for monogamy in folklore as well as in scientific investigations.
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