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Beauchamp Springs

Houston Histories, Beauchamp Springs: Beauchamp Springs were found and named by Thomas Beauchamp in 1838. Knowing the treasure he had found, Beauchamp started buying up the land around the springs, calling the area Beauchampville. 258 more words


Today in Texas History - June 26

From the Annals of Democracy –  In 1928, the Democratic National Convention began in Houston at Sam Houston Hall.  It was the first nominating convention to be held in a Southern city since 1860 when the Democrats nominated Stephen Douglas.   106 more words

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Today in Texas History - June 25

From the Annals of the NBA –  In 1999, the San Antonio Spurs won their first NBA title beating the New York Knicks 78-77 in Game 5 at Madison Square Garden.   111 more words

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The End of the Line for the Confederacy

Only 150 years after the surrender at Appomattox Court House, we may finally be witnessing the last dying throes of the Confederate States of America.  And it is about time.  777 more words

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Today in Texas History - June 24

From the Annals of the Missions –  In 1699, San Juan Bautista Mission was founded on the Rio de Sabinas twenty-five miles north of present day Lampazos in Nuevo Leon.   136 more words

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A brief history of the six flags over Texas — including the Confederate flag

“Six flags over Texas” is more than just the name of a theme park. Throughout history, many flags have flown over our great state, including a version of the… 658 more words


Today in Texas History - June 20

From the annals of the US Army –  In 1852 Fort Clark was established at Las Moras Springs in Kinney County. Originally named Fort Riley, the post was renamed in honor of Major John B. 202 more words

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