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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved increases to hunting and fishing licenses, boat titling and registration fees. Most fees reflect a five percent increase.  The increases take effect with the 2009-2010 license year, starting this fall for recreational hunting and fishing licens...
06/05/2009
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The weather is nice today.  It's is a good day to head down to the Houston Street Fair & Market and enjoy ice cream with your children or grandchildren. In the children's activity area kids can also have their faces painted, listen to storytellers or play on rides. This is a FREE one-day event th...
05/30/2009
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After cow punching for nigh on fifty years, a Texas cowboy went on to his reward. There was considerable excitement in heaven when he reached the pearly gates. The arrival of a real Texan cowboy was considered something of an event in heaven. Saint Peter himself came right over and insisted on gi...
05/29/2009
I just watched the weather report on a local TV station for San Antonio and for the state of Texas.  I was amazed to see that at 5:15 p.m. this afternoon, the temperature was 99 degrees in Brownsville, 48 degrees in Dallas while the temperature in Amarillo at the same time was 19 degrees and bliz...
03/27/2009
The Alamo Village outside of Brackettville, TX is the site of the making of the famous movie about the seige of the Alamo. The site has been in operation since 1959. The site is Texas' most active and versatile movie set and is one of the largest and most complete backlots in the world. The Alamo...
03/07/2009
My Dad was a locomotive engineer for a progression of names for the lines that went  thru Ennis, TX between Dallas & Houston. Ennis was a crew hub and workshop/turntable. I grew up in the railroad. Dad was with the H & T C. (Houston & Texas Central) and later to be Southern Pacific. He was a engi...
02/09/2009
Back in the day when I was growing up, I can remember my parents talking about paying their poll tax.  So that meant someone had to be a property owner in order to vote in elections.  People were in general agreement that this wasn't the fair or democratic way and I can also remember hearing peop...
01/23/2009
IN TEXAS:  In 1884 -- Mary Louise "Texas" Guinan, the notorious night club performer and star of Broadway and Hollywood, was born in Waco, Texas. In 1905 Singing cowboy and actor Tex Ritter is born in Murvaul in Panola County. In 1918 A freak blizzard drops the temperature to zero in North Texas,...
01/12/2009
On this date: IN TEXAS: In 1865, The remaining members of a force of about 500 Confederate soldiers and state militiamen retreat to the Chisum ranch after a brutal defeat at the hands of Kickapoo Indians in the Battle of Dove Creek. The migrating Kickapoo were peaceful, but they were mistaken for...
01/11/2009
On this date: IN TEXAS: 1901 -- The Texas oil boom was set off when the Lucas gusher blew 100 feet high at the Spindletop oilfield south of Beaumont, producing 100,000 barrels of oil per day.          Lucas Gusher           Spindletop Oil Field OTHER: 1776 Thomas Paine published the pamphlet "Com...
01/10/2009
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