Monthly Archives: March 2013

This Day in Texas History: Tejana Superstar Shot and Killed by Fan

This Day in Texas History: Tejana Superstar Shot and Killed by Fan March 31, 1995 Tejana superstar Selena Quintanilla Perez was born April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson. She won the first of eight Tejano Music Awards as female entertainer … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: First Train Crosses the Pecos High Bridge

This Day in Texas History: First Train Crosses the Pecos High Bridge March 30, 1892 On March 30, 1892, The first train to cross the Pecos High Bridge was a Special carrying C. P. Huntington, president of the Southern Pacific. … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Frank Hamer Rejoins the Rangers

This Day in Texas History: Frank Hamer Rejoins the Rangers March 29, 1915 On March 29, 1915, Frank Hamer rejoined the rangers at Del Rio and began one of the most eventful periods of his peace officer career. HAMER, FRANCIS … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Confederate Guerilla Leader Arrested by Own Side

This Day in Texas History: Confederate Guerilla Leader Arrested by Own Side March 28, 1864 On this day in 1864, Civil War guerrilla leader William Quantrill was arrested by Confederate forces in Bonham, Texas. The Ohio native, wanted for murder … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Infamy at Goliad

This Day in Texas History: Infamy at Goliad March 27, 1836 On this day in 1836, which happened to be Palm Sunday, at least 342 Texans were executed by firing squad at Goliad. The Texans considered these men prisoners of … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Mexican Raiders Attack Nuecestown

This Day in Texas History: Mexican Raiders Attack Nuecestown March 26, 1875 On this day in 1875, a party of Mexican raiders attacked Nuecestown. The raid can best be explained as part of a cycle of violence among Mexican citizens, … Continue reading

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Kilgore, Texas: The World’s Richest Acre

On Oct. 3, 1930, in a Rusk County pasture, 70-year-old Columbus M. “Dad” Joiner brought in the Daisy Bradford 3 and unknowingly tapped into the world’s largest pocket of oil. The resulting oil boom brought thousands of producers and drillers … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Texas Force Decimated After Black Bean Lottery

This Day in Texas History: Texas Force Decimated After Black Bean Lottery March 25, 1843 On this day in 1843, seventeen Texans were executed at Salado, Tamaulipas, Mexico. As the members of the defeated Mier expedition were being marched from … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Fort Worth Stockyards Incorporated

This Day in Texas History: Fort Worth Stockyards Incorporated March 23, 1893 On this day in 1893, the Fort Worth Stock Yards were officially incorporated. The Fort Worth livestock market became the largest in Texas and the Southwest, the biggest … Continue reading

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3-22-13 Daily Image: Wind Farm Vista

Toward the end of a 2,500 mile Route 66 road trip, we were headed north out of Marfa, en route to San Angelo.  Traveling through the sun-baked wilderness of south-central Texas, we saw a lot of scenic, yet desolate beauty … Continue reading

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