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President Trump: Here are 5 things you should know about Andrew Jackson

President Donald Trump – whose public admiration of former President Andrew Jackson is well-known and evident by the portrait he keeps of the 7th president in the Oval Office – said in an interview on Monday that he believed Jackson could have prevented the Civil War. 660 more words


4 dead, dozens hospitalized after tornadoes rip through East Texas

CANTON, Texas (AP) — Severe storms including tornadoes swept through several small towns in East Texas, killing at least four people and injuring dozens more, and leaving a trail of overturned vehicles, mangled trees and damaged homes, authorities said Sunday. 638 more words


Austin, TX - 04/29/17

We joined the Colorado River Walkers Club at their event that started at the Austin State Hospital. The Austin State Hospital is the state’s oldest hospital system for the care and treatment of the mentally ill. 276 more words


With graduation, UT caps a tragic, turbulent 2016-17 academic year

As May approaches, so does the end of another academic year at the University of Texas. Over the course of the last several months, a lot has happened on the Forty Acres: Campus carry, protests, demonstrations, a farewell to Charlie Strong, a memorial for Haruka Weiser and, more recently, a drive-by shooting on campus. 1,416 more words


Oil Man Who Gave Away Millions

If you are driving south from Austin on US 183, you know when you’ve arrived in Luling. Even if you’re the passenger and your eyes are closed, you’ll recognize Luling. 696 more words

Terrell, TX - 04/22/17

We drove up to Terrell in Kaufman County to do the walk. Last time we’d walked here was in 2000, so I was looking forward to walking it again. 574 more words


Fort Griffin Historic Site- 04/15/2016

This is not a State Park, so your park pass doesn’t work here. There is a $4.00 entry fee for day use.  We were there to do the volksmarch.  365 more words