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Postcards from San Antonio a Century Ago

San Antonio is so different from Dallas, Houston, Austin…. Probably because those other major Texas cities were not even dots on the map before the fall of the Alamo. 363 more words


Struggling and longing to be 'fictionalized'

So can identify with the whining of the main character in “How Shall I Know You,” a short story in Hilary Mantel‘s The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher… 415 more words

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A shimmering mirage on a simmering summer day....

The National Park Service turns 99 on August 25 and among the mash-ups created for the occasion is this mélange of Denali National Park and the… 50 more words


Neighborhood memories embedded in the walk

Dances at Municipal Auditorium They’d

bring a rope down the middle and

blacks would dance on one side

whites on the other side

Sometimes the rope would fall down… 90 more words

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The danger of playing hardball with our Library: Bookworms tend to vote

I value my purple card. In fact, my card number is written on the top card of the flipper on top of my desk because of the frequency I log into databases online, have books sent to the “S” section of holds at the Central Library and refresh the reading materials downloaded to my Kindle. 1,092 more words

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Remembering everyday people: Our rural heritage merits attention

Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker loved and fiercely protected their land from encroaching, encircling development swallowing up neighboring farms. The towering trees shading walkers in… 448 more words

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