A weekly column syndicated in 70 East Texas newspapers
Bob Bowman &
Archie P. McDonald, PhD
at a school by Bob Bowman 10-13-08
During the evening of March 12, 1926, as students and parents
watched a play at Center Point school in Trinity County, two brothers,
Frank and Harvey Johnson, rushed through the main door...
Mystery of Lady Bountiful by Bob Bowman 11-5-07
November 22 will mark the 85th anniversary of an East Texas murder
that created a still-lingering mystery and put a timber baroness
in a pauperís grave.
Preacher by Bob Bowman 5-14-07
On his first morning in Groveton Lee presided at the funeral of
a young church member who had been murdered. He soon named criminals
from his pulpit and where they gathered.
for Hangings by Bob Bowman 4-16-07
Circus Fight by Bob Bowman 12/24/06
"What one historian has called "the most famous circus fight
in history" unfolded in 1873 as Robinson's Circus was preparing
to leave Jacksonville in East Texas..."
with two faces by Bob Bowman 2/05
Pete Loggins/Rupert P. Wright
Longley: Down and Out in a Nacogdoches Jail by Archie P. McDonald
Supper by Bob Bowman 10/25/04
A tragic, unthinkable incident in the spring of 1847, frequently
associated with the Regulator-Moderator War, remains after 157
years one of East Texasí worst mass murders -- if it was murder.
Railroad Holdup by Bob Bowman 9/28/04
Railroaders love to tell stories, and the one they relish the
most is about the railroad president and the holdup man.
Famous Murder by Bob Bowman 11/03
80th anniversary of one of East Texas' most famous mysteries
Storytellers by Bob Bowman 9/03
Because they've seen the best and worst of humanity, lawyers are
among our best storytellers. Courtroom stories of Joe Tonahill
and J.J. Collins.
for Old Murders by Bob Bowman 7/03
Between the 1860s and 1940s, East Texas produced some of the strangest
murders in Texas.
Barrymore Shooting by Bob Bowman 6/03
Someone asked John Barrymore, the patriarch of America's famous
family of thespians, what he thought about Texas. In his deep,
resonant voice, Barrymore replied: "Texas is a no man's land where
sudden death lurks in every bistro." He had good reason for feeling
Bank Robbery, the Dalton Gang, 1894 by Bob Bowman 5/21/02
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