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The Oblate Fathers of the Rio Grande

The Oblate Fathers arrived in Texas in 1849 to serve as missionaries, and soon became known to Mexican ranchers in the Rio Grande Valley as the “Cavalry of Christ.” The padres, young men from the big cities in France, wore an Oblate cross over their plain black, ankle-length, long-sleeved soutanes (cassocks). 571 more words


Russian observer denied access to Texas polls on election day

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Secretary of State’s Office has denied a request from the Russian consulate in Houston to allow a consulate official to observe a polling location on election day. 165 more words


Texas A&M research offers reasons to stop drinking coffee

Before reaching for that next cup of coffee, consider recent research from the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

In an infographic, titled “8 reasons to quit coffee,” 173 more words


5-year-old pulls brother, 2, from fiery truck wreck in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Police in Houston say a 5-year-old boy pulled his 2-year-old brother out of a burning tractor trailer following a crash that killed their father. 165 more words


Immigrants Create a Seaport

In 1844, Samuel Addison White saw an opportunity to make some money and develop his barren piece of property that jutted into the waters between Matagorda and Lavaca bays––a protected area along the Central Texas coast. 1,193 more words


Gas station from 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' turned into barbecue restaurant in Bastrop

If the clowns weren’t enough to spook you this Halloween…

Just some 30 miles outside of Austin, off of State Highway 304, is the original and infamous gas station made eternally-spooky by its appearance in cult horror flick “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Except now it has reopened as the barbecue stop it always claimed to be, which you might have noticed since  165 more words


Dallas man who stomped on pregnant girl gets 10 years

DALLAS, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say a Dallas man must serve 10 years in prison for stomping on the belly of a pregnant alleged rape victim who then miscarried. 100 more words