Archive: Texana – 9/24/2012 to 9/4/2013


Exhibition Honoring Rick Husband and Willie McCool Scheduled at Silent Wings Museum on Anniversary of Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster
Nolan County Mammoth information sought
Archer City: 2013 Texasville Opry Season Dates Released
Old courthouses banking on state money
New Braunfels project launches love for courthouses campaign
There’s more to know about Sarah T. Hughes than swearing in LBJ
Rebuilding after fire is just one of many Big Tex tall tales
Quanah Arrow marks Muleshoe’s historical connections
3-D sonar provides new view of Civil War shipwreck
The year the elephants kept pianist Andre Watts from Midland
People of Texas and all Americans in the world invited to celebrate display of Travis’ Victory or Death letter at the Alamo! – limited time
Sons of Confederate Veterans Seek to Remove Plaque in Tx Supreme Court bldg.
Protection sought for West Side buildings in San Antonio
30 Essential Texas Restaurants to Visit Before You Die
Texas forts, alive or lost, highlighted at Buffalo Gap’s Chautauqua series
Archaeological investigation of Caddo Indians nears end in Upshur Co.
East Texas church founded in 1878 dedicates historical marker
Observers think UFOs hovered above the Eagle Ford Shale
Fort Worth marks first powered flight in city
Robert F. Kennedy suspected conspiracy in JFK assassination, his son says at Dallas event
Beloved Boston cowboy, native Texan, Rex Trailer dies at 84
Events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Galveston
Daughter of Amon G. Carter & creator of Carter Museum of American Art dies
Dallas to tear down Lee Harvey Oswald’s apartment
Fort Worth Opera commissions work about JFK’s final day
Former Alpine Cowboy Caballero learned perseverance early on
New book features history of Salt Lick Barbecue
Looking Back: Plainview pioneers’ roles differed
Mission church touts largest rosca de reyes in Texas
Midland has had many nicknames through its history
History of Bowie, Montague County told in photographs
Baylor library’s JFK archive grows into one of nation’s premier collections
Echoes of Dallas’ reaction resonate nearly 50 years after JFK assassination
Why was Dallas blamed for Kennedy’s assassination?  – typical of the Left to define conservatism & religion hateful bigotry when the opposite is clearly true.
Dallas to commemorate darkest day in its history with series of JFK anniversary events
El Paso group on mission to save ASARCO smokestacks
Rail museum moving from Dallas to the suburbs
Radio legend Dick Siegel was a hit in West Texas, beyond
Update: Longtime radio man Dick Siegel dies, Catching up with Dick Siegel, once half of WBAP’s popular ‘Hal and Dick’
Bill filed to make Gregg Co. the Balloon Race Capital of Texas
Abilene meteorologist spotted in “The Guilt Trip”, Abilene’s movie history
Coastal Bend bikini model wins beauty of the year title in East Coast surf magazine – hubba hubba!
López: Gutiérrez de Lara brought Texas its first taste of independence
Corpus Christi’s bluff balustrade was built 100 years ago
Dallas’ longest-running radio show goes silent
Strange lights in sky reported in Liberty County
Slingin’ Sam Baugh and the making of modern football
Flower Mound man’s collection focuses on Sherlock Holmes
PBS TV show to feature Nacogdoches
Dallas Morning News names exonerees as Texans of the Year
DRT chapter booted from Alamo grounds – shameful & sickening
Land Office statement on Alamo Mission DRT Chapter’s use of state property
Historic Houston Club items to be auctioned
Hotel Settles to shine again in downtown Big Spring
Historic Hotel Settles opening for guests after decades-long closure
Houston McCoy, police officer who shot UT Tower sniper Charles Whitman, dies
State Fair taking donations to rebuild Big Tex
Despite changes in style, pipe organs endure
Couple’s Texas courthouse odyssey leads to a courthouse wedding
Farewell to Larry L. King, one of Texas’ greatest writers … and hell-raisers
Cool cotton video: Slaton Co-op Gin & round modules
‘Doc’ Mason’s Dragon Grill was a legacy of Prohibition
Friday Night Lights coach, Gary Gaines, retires from Permian
Mural depicting life in El Paso’s Segundo Barrio unveiled
1973 tornado blew away Plainview medical supply maker
George W. Bush’s Ford F-150 Heads To Auction
New book highlights history of Elgin
State Records Shed Light on Texas’ Early “Illegals”
San Antonio Girl Scouts want to change street named for San Jacinto hero
Larry Hagman’s hometown, Weatherford, moves forward with plans for memorial
CNBC films promos for reality show in Lubbock
TNT: Funeral coming for J.R. Ewing on new ‘Dallas’
Book details Devils River history
Program brings Texas history alive for students
Lufkin Icon Willie “Axe Man” Ross passes away
1942: Plainview Bank bandits terrorized family
Beilue: Shamrock couple strives to save ‘Texas Theater’
Midland 101: Plumber had Plan B for when business was slow
Ben Milam Hotel demolished in downtown Houston
Kelso: If Texas secedes, somebody remember to bring the Blue Bell
Priceless documents from Texas’ early days survive a hurricane and a fire
Crowds pack San Antonio River Walk for Chanukah on the River
Restored Newton County Courthouse debuts after 2000 fire
San Angelo: How a City in Decline Sold Itself to Its Own Residents
Could Texas Really Secede From The Union? The Answer Is… – love the comment on “California’s hideous flag…”
Houston father prepping family for Doomsday – saw the episode. They’re great! He’ll never have to worry about his pretty daughter while dating guys – what a girl!
It Ain’t Got That Twang Deep In The Heart Of Texas
Olympic medalists grace test-firing range grand opening in Winters
Winters ammo test-firing range one of only three in the world
Former Texas Congressman Jack Brooks dead at 89; was in JFK motorcade
Texas vs. The Nation college game to be played at $60 million Allen ISD stadium
Secession theology runs deep in American religious, political history
Author Claims Lee Harvey Oswald Didn’t Plan To Shoot JFK
Ranching pig at China Grove Ranch
Bartee Haile: Bootlegger first white man to go to the chair
Pratt: Save Texas History with maps at Christmas
Stamp honoring Lady Bird Johnson unveiled
Book on Snyder and Scurry County Published
Efforts to Restore Hall-Rialto Theater in Beeville
Tech alumnus releases book about theory of JFK’s assassination
Legendary Texas lawman’s custom pistols, memorabilia up for auction
Pope John Paul’s artifacts to come to Lubbock
RIP: Zig Ziglar, A great Texan and great American, more
Lee Harvey Oswald Apartment In Dallas Being Torn Down
Musing on Larry Hagman, Jim Wright and Stanley Marcus
Daughters of the Republic of Texas looks at criticism as a lesson
Amarillo’s Fisk Building to be listed in National Register of Historic Places
Landmark hotel, Freeport Inn, burns
Big Spring’s Settles Hotel To Open In December
Rich history lives at Magnolia Hotel
Padre Island full of more tales of buried treasure than found treasure
Jovita Idar was journalist, activist for civil rights of Mexican Americans
County clerk is passionate about archiving Taylor County’s history
SE Texas writers on either side of the law tell their stories
Lubbock County commissioners OK donation of historic poll tax records
Book details Houston PD history back to the 1830s
Family roots tied to Texas independence
Stories of Midland’s wealth attracted one of its early medical pioneers
Tyler’s city limits covered just 100 acres in first survey in 1847
U.S. Sen. Ralph Yarborough fought hard for Padre Island National Seashore
Piece of history is found near San Antonio zoo
Editorial: J.R. Ewing was only part of Larry Hagman’s rich life
Larry Hagman, Deliciously Villainous J.R. On ‘Dallas,’ Dies At 81 – he was a leftwing donor in politics
Larry Hagman as J.R.: A TV villain for all ages
East Texas Lutheran women quilting the world
End of the A&M-Texas rivalry changes Thanksgiving routine
JFK’s last night recalled as key event for Latinos
Girding for Anniversary of Tragedy in Dallas
El Paso man made mark in movies, circus
Cost to preserve ex-Asarco chimney grows
Photos: El Paso’s Asarco though the years
Dromgoole tells the history of Fort Griffin Fandangle in new book
García: Early educational institutions in Colonial Spanish Texas
Panhandles expect interest after ‘Dust Bowl’ shows
DRT blasted on Alamo by Texas A.G.’s office – still preferable to gov’t running it
A ‘peaceful’ Texas secession would carry huge costs
North Texas showing long-overdue reverence for JFK
Marker unveiled for police officer slain after JFK, J.D. Tippit
Dealey Plaza ceremony to mark 50th anniversary of JFK assassination
Bartee Haile: Ailing artist recharges his batteries in San Antonio
Museum dedicated to African American history in works for Lubbock
Battle over Travis letter shines spotlight on Texas state archives
Historical fire engine moves into Bastrop’s new museum
All glass bathroom finally opens in Sulphur Springs’ downtown
Second season of Rattlesnake Republic airs on Animal Planet
Lifelong Cowboys fan, 91, eager to attend first game today
Texas history shows a whole ‘nuther Thanksgiving
On a quest to preserve history in Pelham, Texas
Remains found at Mission San Juan
Texas independence wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be
Lufkin ushers in holiday season with the lighting of Rudolph – that’s a True-Texan Rudolph if ever that was such!
With a bang, 88-year-old Thomas Building in downtown Dallas imploded
Dallas-area family witnessed president’s murder
‘One-man truth squad’ still debunking JFK conspiracy theories
Dust Bowl miniseries to debut
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns clears the air on “The Dust Bowl”
Texas City plays first postseason home game in 38 years
Walter Cronkite’s place in Texas history comes alive
Historic Waco mansion’s deconstruction now under way
Galveston dedicates park to first black heavyweight boxing champ
Texas dividing into more states could shakeup the DC
SAPD: Alamo artifacts not stolen from Alamo
Company Fights to Save Braniff Headquarters From Demolition Plans
Historical Groups Plan 100th Birthday Party for Scurry County Jail
The underwater Reef Road began at Rincon Point
Border Wars Premieres Wednesday; Will Feature Laredo
El Paso building designed by Trost to be demolished
Whereabouts of late San Antonio madam’s list dies with her
Smith Co. Courthouse built in 1955 after battle with Texas high court
Big Tex Gets High Tech Remake
Midland 101: Bodies, airplane parts rained down on peaceful October afternoon in 1956
Lady Bird Johnson to beautify postage stamps
Courthouse work in Waco has some wishing for more
Kerrville’s Museum of Western Art faces changes
Bartee Haile: U.S. Senate refuses to seat Texan
Fort Worth to Unveil JFK Memorial
Texas Wineslinger: How a wineslinger got his name
Nueces County officials indicted in 1915 for election fraud
RIP: Darrell K Royal dead at age 88
Gerald Ford ad, stashed away since ’76, celebrates the day ‘a limousine can parade openly through the streets of Dallas’
JFK Tribute Opens in Fort Worth Thursday
Photos: Texas State Railroad Celebrates Last Operating T & P Steam Locomotive
60-foot tall Lucas Gusher monument holds capsule of history
VIA brings new life to historic train depot (Intl. & Great Northern) in San Antonio
Daughters of the Republic of Texas celebrate 121 years
George Littlefield set a benchmark for ranching
Plainview’s Hilton Hotel was place to slake your thirst
TV show to focus on unique aspects of Texas
Midland 101: Preachers’ shout bout, phone orders up, drive-ins silenced
San Marcos’ Spring Lake could warrant World Heritage Site designation
McCulloch County resident named Man of the Year in Texas Agriculture
Dallas girl who stole Elvis kiss reveals story
NY monarch butterfly to take a plane to Texas
Lance Armstrong Effigy Torched At English Bonfire Party
Dallas’ Santa Fe Trestle Trail offers new route, new perspectives on Trinity River
Lone Star [motorcycle] Rally brings 500,000 to Galveston
A White Buffalo’s Death Breeds Suspicion and Lies
Video: Dallas’ Adolphus hotel has plenty of ghost stories to tell
Texas-native songwriter Bill Dees dead at 73, more
Houdini remembered through Fort Worth man’s collection
‘Houston Batman’ remains mystery decades after reported encounter
Reporter from Chicago expresses her “Wow” moments upon moving to Abilene, Texas
Frontier Day Scheduled For Abilene State Park
Historians Dub Baylor Homecoming As Oldest In America
Stories linger about the Beckham Hotel in Mineola
Midland 101: Butler’s loved First National Bank until the end
Looking back: Floyd County farmer transformed cotton harvesting
Abilene Restaurant Could Make History
Bartee Haile: Monument honoring Hood’s Texas Brigade dedicated at capitol
Kingsville foundation close to goal for H.M. King High School renovation
Dallas girl who stole kiss from Elvis in 1960 reveals story behind the photo
Cuban Missile Crisis anniversary brings back memories of fallout shelters
Celebrating an icon on Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day
Historic clock tower atop Tarrant Co. courthouse rings again
Texoma couple reconstructing pirate ship to sail on Lake Texoma
Professor Remembers Deadly Tornado at Del Mar West
State Archives to lend famous Travis letter to Alamo
Big Tex’s original head lives on, thanks to University Park man
“Big Tex” still lives in Texoma
Hardin-Simmons University: The Ghosts of Campus Past
Early Victorian Houston and Texas: Suicide City for the Elite
U.S. Postal Service honors Lady Bird Johnson with stamp series
Little-known monuments haunt US-Mexico border
On the UFO trail in Presidio
Historic Ridglea Theater reopens with Retro Ball after renovation
Menard history comes to life
Texas Governor Ann Richards Enjoys Afterlife on Stage, Page and Screen
Asarco smokestacks: Preservation group awaits structural safety analysis
Hartgrove Ranch ties to San Angelo are long
Bix Tex will return, but will be little changed
Texoma father and son want to help rebuild Big Tex
Electrical Short Did In State Fair’s Big Tex
Big Tex in Abilene in 1955
Dallas Funeral Home Holds Memorial For Big Tex
Creator’s family celebrates the legacy of Big Tex
Memorial springs up for Big Tex at State Fair
Mattress Firm to donate $10K to help restore Big Tex
Big Tex Burned On State Fair’s Final Weekend
Staples: Loss of ‘Big Tex’ Marks the End of an Era
Big Tex revisited: Read about his creation in East Texas in this December 2011 account
Editorial: Irreplaceable Big Tex
Big Tex Goes Up in Flames and the Parody Videos Begin
Viewer Videos: Big Texas Burns
Bartee Haile: Diplomat’s kidnapping almost launched U.S. invasion of Mexico
Agency: Alamo needs $1 million in state funds for fixes
Historian Brings Robert E. Lee to Life at Buffalo Gap Historic Village
Attending Wayland was Wilson’s best decision
Vivian Bell-McAdoo was one of Wayland’s premier athletes
75th East Texas Yamboree queen crowned
79th annual Texas Rose Festival officially opens in Tyler
The Border Zone International UFO festival this weekend in Presidio
1,600 acre ranch on rim of Palo Duro Canyon hit the auction block
Freedmen’s restaurant taking over Civil War era building
Hummingbirds on display in South Texas yards
Pflugerville High School Rock Gym receives a Texas historical marker
Kocurek grew to love basketball, Flying Queens
Gilmer gears up for 75th Yamboree
Midlanders remember Baby Jessica
Trew: Putting up peaches brings back memories
Sunken ship rests near Neches River Bridge
Bartee Haile: Texas woman one of 107 killed by poisonous drug
Why Longhorns Owe Their Survival in Part to Oklahoma
Floydada celebrates 25 years as Pumpkin Capital of World
RipFest 2012 Photos
Carthage oil and gas festival set Saturday
Fort Worth Herd adding another new steer: Texas Red, from Illinois
Buried treasure in downtown Nacogdoches?
Owners ask approval to tear down Trost bldg. in El Paso
Mastodon tooth puts shy guy in spotlight
After 150 years, a dark chapter of Gainesville’s past still stirs passions
Some historic hotels restored while others linger
Bend O’ the River Ranch Open to Public for First Time
East Texas woman recalls BMX glory days
Birds of the World steal the show at State Fair of Texas
Ann Richards Sets a Politically Fateful Course on Guns
State agencies at odds on displaying famous Alamo letter
Travis ‘victory or death’ letter may go on display at Alamo
Bartee Haile: Tent showman was toast of West Texas
A Year In, Richards Began Planning Political Future
For Ann Richards, Spats With Bob Bullock Were Constant
Museo Alameda, Texas State Latino Museum, celebrates final night as museum
The Texas connection to the University of Mississippi riot 50 years ago
Political subtext and a Texas holiday
Corny dog, king of State Fair fried foods, turns 70
Editorial: State Fair is Texas’ past, present and future
Record crowd experiences Battle of Waxahachie Creek
Western festival promotes historic 1876 settlement
Fort Worth arts group wants to resurrect old Grand Theater
Yankee whines about Texas in the New Yorker
State Fair of Texas opens Friday in Dallas
HSU prof talks about Charles Goodnight and restoration of the legend’s ranch house
Charles Goodnight topic of Grace Museum presentation
University of Texas researchers say Lone Star twang is fading – Texas is so large the accents are different from region to region
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