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Today in Texas History - August 4

From the Annals of the Governor’s Office – In 1941 Lt. Gov. Coke Stevenson became Governor when W. Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel was installed as U.S. Senator following a special election.  185 more words

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Today in Texas History - August 3

From the Annals of the Feud – In 1898, the Colorado County Feud began.  The Feud was ignited by the County’ Sheriff’s race and involved a series of gun battles between members of the Townsend family of Columbus. 244 more words

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Today in Texas History - July 31

From the Annals of the National Pastime –  In 1990, Nolan Ryan posted his 300th career win.  Pitching for the Texas Rangers, Ryan threw 7 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts in an 11-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. 175 more words

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Today in Texas History - July 28

From the Annals of the Toreros – In 1908, James Harper Gillett made his first appearance as a novillero  at Plaza de Toros in  Guadalajara. Gillett was born in Ysleta in 1884. 118 more words

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Today in Texas History - July 27

From the Annals of Local Government –  In 1888, Randall County was organized. Among its first settlers were Lincoln Guy Conner and his wife, who grazed cattle in the vast Palo Duro Canyon area in the Panhandle. 87 more words

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Today in Texas History - July 23

From the Annals of the Outlaws –   In 1877, Texas Rangers captured outlaw John Wesley Hardin in Pensacola, Florida. The Rangers finally caught up with Hardin when an undercover ranger intercepted a letter that was sent to Hardin’s father-in-law by his brother-in-law, the outlaw Joshua Robert “Brown” Bowen. 131 more words

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Michelangelo's

The house with the tree growing through its middle that is now home to Michelangelo’s was built in 1930 for T.W. Browne, and was surrounded by homes just like it all along what was then called Hathaway Street. 235 more words

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