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  • Range Wisdom by Mike Cox 7-16-14
    Solomon's wisdom in the free range days
  • My Favorite Chauffeur by John Troesser 7-13-14
  • The good doctor from Canada by Wanda Orton 7-5-14
  • WWII
  • The Machac Brothers - Six Brothers Serve in WWII by Carolyn Heinsohn 7-1-14
  • The Vanishing of Marine Sulphur Queen by Mike Cox 6-26-14
  • Mutiny, Murder and a Gallows Confession by Mike Cox 6-19-14
  • SRO ESL or The Joy of Communication by John Troesser 6-15-14
  • William Fairfax Gray by Wanda Orton 6-11-14
  • A Journey Through Time by Carolyn Sumbera Heinsohn 6-10-14
    Cpl. John G. Sumbera, WWII
  • How Lonely The Men by David Knape 6-10-14
  • Red River Expedition by Clay Coppedge 6-6-14
  • Remembering Private Caballero by John R. Fox 6-6-14
  • Nearly a Second Alamo: First Shots of the Mexican War by Mike Cox 6-5-14
    Capt. Daniel P. Whiting
  • The Loneliness of Longevity by John Troesser 6-4-14
  • Just Like The Old Man by David Knape 6-3-14
  • Vice Presidential Library of John Nance Garner
    or Mr. Smith Goes to Uvalde
    by Dabney Blewett 6-1-14
  • L.D. Clark
    L.D. Clark
    1922 - 2014

    My Lunch with L.D.
    by John Troesser 5-1-14

  • Amusing Newspaper Blurbs from the Past by Mike Cox 5-29-14
  • The Lone Star and Charles Zanco by Wanda Orton 5-23-14
  • Robbed By Rube or Standing and Delivering West of the Colorado by Mike Cox 5-21-14
  • Texas Ranger Dan W. Roberts by Mike Cox 5-15-14
  • An Unexpected Encounter With A Texas Bad Man by John Germann 5-14-14
  • Soapy Smith by Clay Coppedge 5-10-14
  • Ferry
  • Last Ride on the Ferry: My life as a migrant worker 1940's by Angelica Reyna 5-7-14
  • South Texas Justice by Dianne West Short 5-2-14
  • Father Muldoon, forgotten hero of Texas history by Wanda Orton 5-1-14
  • Elvis Slept Here by Mike Cox 4-30-14
  • Tiger Hunt in Mills County by Mike Cox 4-24-14
  • Elvis in Texas: The Undiscovered King, 1954-1958 Book Review by Dr. Kirk Bane 4-19-14
  • Captain Barnett's Traveling Whale Show by Murray Montgomery 4-18-14
  • Lost Letters from Travis' Saddlebags Spark Outrage by Mike Cox 4-16-14
  • A Writer's Life "Once Upon A Line" by d.knape 4-15-14
  • Funeral Planning "Once Upon A Line" by d.knape 4-15-14
  • Corpus Christi Policemen 1940s photos courtesy Jo Ann Arnold 4-13-14
  • Quanah Parker
  • Quanah Parker by Jeffery Robenalt 4-1-14
    Quanah Parker was a major player in both the Comanche war of resistance against white encroachment of the Comancheria and in the tribe’s eventual acclimation to reservation life. Nomadic warrior of the plains, war chief of the Quahadi band, cattle rancher, man of business, and friend to American Presidents; it could truly be said that Quanah was a man of two worlds.
  • Big Sam vs. Little Davey in Hot Election, 1841 by Wanda Orton 4-7-14
  • Terraqueous Transportation by Clay Coppedge 4-6-14
  • Bureaucratic Mutilations in Spanish Goliad or "Can You Hear Me Now?" by Mike Cox 4-3-14
  • Eyewitness to the Council House Fight by Murray Montgomery 3-23-14
  • Tom Mix: Don't Mess with the Myth by Mike Cox 3-19-14
  • Taking John Wesley Hardin's Advice by Mike Cox 3-16-14
  • Elephantine Memories by Dianne West Short 3-2-14
  • A Fiddler’s Redemption by Clay Coppedge 3-1-14
  • Leander H. McNelly
  • Leander H. McNelly and the Special Force by Jeffery Robenalt 3-1-14
  • Grandpa and Grandma Lindig by Mike Cox 2-27-14
  • The Final Day by Mike Cox 2-20-14
  • Myrtle Springs Cemetery Tales by Mike Cox 2-18-14
  • The First State Fair of Texas by Clay Coppedge 2-17-14
  • Rest in Peace, Son of the South - William Riley Byas by Murray Montgomery 2-16-14
  • Frontier Battalion
  • The Texas Frontier Battalion by Jeffery Robenalt 2-1-14
  • Hot Air Verses by Mike Cox 1-29-14
  • Banjo Man "Once Upon A Line" by d.knape 1-28-14
  • Envelope Season by Maggie Van Ostrand 1-22-14
  • A Dalliance to Remember by Clay Coppedge 1-19-14
  • Bastrop County's (Post-) Revolutionary Rooster by Mike Cox 1-15-14
  • Death at Goliad by Murray Montgomery 1-13-14
  • The Best Singing Cowboy in the Movies by C. F. Eckhardt 1-11-14
  • The Blinding of "Stovepipe" Johnson by Mike Cox 1-9-14
  • The Curious Saga of R.G. Dyrenforth by Clay Coppedge 1-8-14
  • Sam’s Kids — the Houston Eight by Wanda-Orton 1-5-13
  • Ill Fated Nolan Expedition by Clay Coppedge 12-4-13
  • Annexation
  • The Struggle for Annexation by Jeffery Robenalt 11-1-13
  • James Butler Bonham by Murray Montgomery 11-2-13
    The Alamo's brave messenger
  • Ben K. Green by Clay Coppedge 11-2-13
  • Rubbing Shoulders with a President by Brent Clanton 10-29-13
  • Dr. Smythe's Journal Continues by Mike Cox 10-16-13
  • The Cane Mutiny by Wanda Orton 10-14-13
  • Dr. Smythe's "Secret" Journal by Mike Cox 10-9-13
  • Cowboy Lullabies by David Knape 10-5-13
  • From Successful Cattleman to Man Burner by Murray Montgomery 10-4-13
  • Juan Seguin
  • Juan Seguin: A foreigner in his native land by Clay Coppedge 10-2-13
  • settlement
  • Land Policy and Foreign Settlement in the Republic of Texas by Jeffery Robenalt 10-1-13
  • James Swann History Cartoon by Roger T. Moore 10-1-13
  • Two Ranchhands Meet Judge Lynch by Mike Cox 9-25-13
  • Grandma Barnett Pioneer Woman by Mike Cox 9-18-13
  • Double Takes on Names by Wanda Orton 9-17-13
    Emily West and Emily West.
  • The Makers by Mike Cox 9-12-13
  • "Skelped" by Mike Cox 8-29-13
  • Poet Laureate Of Ammannsville by David Knape 8-30-13
  • Gone Fishin' by David Knape 8-28-13
  • Sam Houston's trusted friend was born a slave by Murray Montgomery 8-27-13
  • Cabeza de Vaca, M.D. by Mike Cox 8-21-13
  • 9 Boys by David Knape 8-18-13
  • Be it ever so ‘umble by Wanda-Orton 8-17-13
  • West Texas Black Bear Kills an East Texas Man Named Brown by Mike Cox 8-15-13
  • Kindness In A Candy Jar by David Knape 8-12-13
  • “Dr. J.B. Cranfill’s Chronicle: A Story of Life in Texas” by Mike Cox 8-7-13
  • Clyde Barrow, motorist by Clay Coppedge 8-2-13
  • Journalist Describes Physical Texas in 1910 by Mike Cox 8-1-13
  • Obituary 7-15-13
    Bob Bowman

    June 3, 1936 - July 13, 2013
  • Death Of The Salesman by David Knape 7-28-13
  • Frontier Times by Mike Cox 7-27-13
  • "Here's the money, but I'm not Bill Thompson." by Mike Cox 7-17-13
  • Gentlemen's Agreement by Mike Cox 7-10-13
    Dutch Henry and Charles Goodnight
  • Connie Hagar and Roger Tory Peterson by Ken Rudine 7-1-13
  • What became of Jim Bowie's famous knife? by Murray Montgomery 6-13-13
  • Winifred Gordy, the Selma, and a Vaudeville Act Were in the Same Family by Bill Cherry 6-8-13
  • Small Town Rumors by Dianne West Short 6-2-13
  • Confederate Compassion by Mike Cox 5-23-13
  • Stolen Bounty by Mike Cox 5-15-13
  • Last President of the Republic by Murray Montgomery 5-13-13
  • The opium war, Texas style by Clay Coppedge 5-11-13
  • Writer saw the Goose Creek light in WWII by Wanda Orton 5-9-13
  • Meeting Miss Rita by Frances Giles 5-9-13
  • Two Poems for George Jones
    "If we all could sound like we wanted to, we'd all sound like George Jones." - Waylon Jennings
  • The Possum by David Knape 4-27-13
  • A Picture of Us Without George by Luke Warm 4-27-13
  • Rafting Cotton from Bastrop to Matagorda by Mike Cox 4-25-13
  • A Sailor's Story: Kamikaze Attacks on the U.S.S. Sandoval by Lois Wauson 4-20-13
  • Smiths at San Jacinto by Mike Cox 4-18-13
  • Wild Willie's Picnic by Murray Montgomery 4-15-13
  • The Oil Camp Boarding House - Hearty Food - Dainty Waitresses and No Tipping by Mike Cox 4-10-13
  • Pat Garrett Clay Coppedge 4-9-13
    Because he killed Billy the Kid in New Mexico...
  • Mrs. Anson Jones by Wanda Orton 4-7-13
  • Surviving
    World War II
    George Olsson Short
    (1920-2003)
    Chapter Three

    Surviving WWII, and Arriving Home
    How his soldier brother became his savior and how he managed to get home to a post-war Texas life
    3-15-13
    World War II
    Chapter Two
    From Hitting Homers to Hitting the Hun
    and a Face-off with Gen. Patton
    A Personal Account of the Battle at Remagen Bridge
    10-6-12
    Zola
    Chapter One
    My Father Zola
    Baseball, Love and a Love of Baseball
  • Sarah’s Story by Mike Cox 3-13-13
  • Women Bandits Hijack Cotton in Civil War Texas by Mike Cox 3-7-13
  • Andy’s Antics in Austin by Wanda Orton 2-21-13
  • Dodging the (Confederate) Draft Through Postal Service by Mike Cox 2-13-13
  • Love on the Frontier by Mike Cox 2-6-13
  • Borden
  • Mrs. A.P. Borden by John Polk 2-4-13
  • Bullet Riddled Buddies by Clay Coppedge 2-1-13
  • Secession: Texas leaves the Union by Jeffery Robenalt 2-1-13
  • Dr. Blair's Mobile Pharmacy by Mike Cox 1-24-13
  • Till Death Do Us Part by David Knape 1-22-13
  • Name That Lake by Wanda Orton 1-5-13
  • Angel
  • Angel of Goliad by Murray Montgomery Photos courtesy Sarah Reveley 1-2-13
  • Wichita Falls Falls for Flim Flam Brit by Mike Cox 1-2-13
  • Frontier Journalism in Texas by Clay Coppedge 1-3-13
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