by Wanda Orton
saw the Goose Creek light in WWII 5-9-13
For one shining time during World
War II, New Guinea had a Goose Creek, Texas, connection. Mrs.
Anson Jones 4-7-13
It was a day to remember, April
21, 1836, and in years to come the former refugee in the Runaway Scrape – better
known in Texas history as Mrs. Anson Jones – often told the story...Andy’s
Antics in Austin 2-21-13
The next to youngest child
of Sam and Margaret Houston drove everyone nuts with his shenanigans. One might
say that Andrew Jackson Houston was a brat. French
While watching a TV history program
about Napoleon’s exile on St. Helena, I kept thinking about Liberty County. Name
That Lake 1-5-13
A tale of two lakes in Chambers
notes on “Perils of Nyoka” 12-17-12
of “Perils of Nyoka” in years until a friend mentioned that “Jurassic Park 2”
reminded her of the riveting serial that drew us to the picture show every Saturday.
So taken were we kids with these cliffhangers that we relived them every school
day during recess...Hughes
Who in Oil Field 12-2-12
How did Hughes Tool Co.
evolve into an icon in industry? The Goose Creek oil field at Baytown had something
to do with it. Judge
Isaac Moreland Interviewed 10-15-12
What if we’d
had TV in the era of the Republic of Texas. Imagine Edward R. Tomorrow interviewing
Isaac N. Moreland.
An all-girl orchestra composed of
talented and well-trained students from Baytown’s Mexican community -- played
an important role in local musical entertainment from here to California.Ashbel
Smith's Foster Daughter 9-14-12
and retired Lee College professor Robert “Bob” Wright has many recollections of
his grandmother, Anna Allen Wright, foster daughter of Dr. Ashbel Smith...
treated POWs well in 1830s and 1940s 9-1-12
the Germans in the 1940s and Mexicans in the 1830s, the people of Liberty treated
the prisoners humanely and with dignity. David
Levi Kokernot 8-15-12
Never before or since he made
his home on the shores of Scott’s Bay – and later on Cedar Bayou -- has Texas
experienced such a colorful and controversial character. Baytown
is so refined 8-3-12
On April 16, 1919, Humble Oil
& Refining Co. engineers arrived in Baytown, armed with boots and blueprints...
during WWII - How sweet it wasn't 7-20-12
up in World War II wasn't all bad. There were some good days... Island
Hogs a Lot of History 7-1-12
and surf of Hog Island, through two centuries, beheld myriad scenes in state and
local history, running the gamut from pigs to petroleum. 1943
Secret Storm 6-17-12
In the summer of ’43, German
U-boats prowled the Gulf of Mexico, too close for comfort for Texas coastlanders...
Before he became world famous Elvis
Presley hip-hopped all over the map of Texas, and he made many a return trip to
Magnolia Gardens on the banks of San Jacinto River in eastern Harris County...
Retired Seed Company Exec Remembers Mentor 4-1-12
attending high school and during summer breaks from Texas A&M University, Bernard
Selensky had yet another school of learning. The late Neil Burnside, a Baytown
rice farmer, was his educator out in the field...Faithful
wife, dutiful daughter 3-2-12
Learning news lingo as 2nd language 2-1-12 Baytown's
Post Office Mural 1-9-12 ‘Pistol
Packin Mama’ right on target 12-23-11
is a retired managing editor of the Baytown Sun. A BiB (born in Baytown), she
is also a 7th Generation Texan and a Daughter of the Republic of Texas (Wilhelm
Keidel Chapter). Her newspaper career began with the Baytown Sun when she was
still attending Baytown’s Robert E, Lee High School. She attended classes at Baytown’s
own Lee College before transferring to the University of Houston, graduating with
a BA in English. She currently lives in Fredericksburg.
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