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Today in Texas History - April 23

From the Annals of Bravery in the Face of the Racists –  In 1931, O. P. DeWalt, president of the Houston NAACP, was assassinated. DeWalt was a real estate and school principal who had graduated from Prairie View College.   152 more words

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Today in Texas History - April 23i

From the Annals of Modern Art –  In 1892, a group of Fort Worth socialites obtained a charter from the State which established the Fort Worth Public Library Association.  214 more words

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Astrodome Seat Sale!

As many of you know, the venerable Astrodome is 50 years old this year.  Harris County and the operating organization NRG Park are in the process of selling off the remaining seats.   130 more words

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Today in Texas History - April 22

From the Annals of the Conquistadors – In 1540, Francisco Vázquez de Coronado left Culiacán in charge of an expedition to search for the fabled Seven Cities of Cíbola.  155 more words

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Today in Texas History - April 21

From the Annals of the Confederacy – In 1928, Felix Huston Robertson died in Waco. Robertson was the only Texas native general in the Confederate Army.  152 more words

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Today in Texas History - April 20

From the Annals of Secret Nuptials –  In 1952, J. P. Richardson, Jr., known as “The Big Bopper,” married Adrianne “Teetsie” Fryou.  Richardson was a Beaumont deejay, singer and songwriter.  117 more words

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Texas History 4-20/4-24

This week in Texas History is very limited due to STAAR Testing. So, we will begin to look at 20th century events like World War 1 and the Great Depression. 15 more words

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