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Here Comes Big Tex!

The State Fair of Texas goes back nearly a century, with a whole lot of history and stories to tell. And these little bits of trivia, too. 16 more words

DFW By The Numbers


The woman known as the messenger of the Alamo and witness to the Texas revolution has a special relation to Lockhart and Caldwell county. It is fitting that two Lockhart poet historians are retelling Susanna Dickinson’s story and in large part the birth of Texas. 597 more words


The Fall of Deep Eddy

Contemptible Intro

This past week, I had important company. My boon companion of college years had come to visit. We met at school in Maryland, but she originally hailed from Dallas. 1,031 more words

Daytime Fun

Jack and Missy Harrington: Landowners and Benefactors

I’m glad to welcome Jack and Missy Harrington from Comstock, Texas, to the blog today. They have lived in the Lower Pecos area all their lives, maintaining family ranches and contributing to the small town of Comstock in many ways.   1,303 more words

Lower Pecos

The Man Who Beat "Ma" Ferguson

Last week’s blog post covered the political career of Ma Ferguson, the Housewife Governor of Texas. This week we are going to talk

about the man who beat her in the bid for a second term. 1,030 more words

Texas Tale

Phil Collins Returns Alamo Artifacts to Texas

SAN ANTONIO–Lots of people are Texas history buffs.

One of them is rock/pop star Phil Collins. It all started when he was a kid watching Davy Crockett on TV. 174 more words