Monthly Archives: August 2013

This Day in Texas History: Stevie Ray Vaughan Dies in Crash

This Day in Texas History: Stevie Ray Vaughan Dies in Crash August 27, 1990 On this day in 1990, Texas blues musician Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash on the way to Chicago from a concert in Alpine … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: John Selman Kills John Wesley Hardin

This Day in Texas History: John Selman Kills John Wesley Hardin August 19, 1895 On this day in 1895, Constable John Selman killed the notorious John Wesley Hardin in a gunfight at El Paso’s Acme Saloon. Hardin was born in … Continue reading

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Follow Us On Twitter – @WarrenPHarris

Yes, you can follow us on Twitter.  Occasionally we’ll have something interesting to say.  At a minimum, you’ll be advised of weather and traffic updates as we receive them. @WarrenPHarris You will also receive gallery updates and news regarding my … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Famous Hollywood Designer Born in Waco

This Day in Texas History: Famous Hollywood Designer Born in Waco August 18, 1894 On this day in 1894, Travis Banton was born in Waco. When he was two, his family moved to New York, where he later studied at … Continue reading

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Proctor and Gamble Recalls Tainted Pet Food

Proctor and Gamble has issued a fairly large voluntary recall of both their Eukanuba and Iams brand cat and dog food. Check the recall web page to see if you have any of the Salmonella tainted food in your home … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: First Permanent Settler at Point Bolivar

This Day in Texas History: First Permanent Settler at Point Bolivar August 05, 1838 On this day in 1838, Samuel D. Parr arrived at Point Bolivar and claimed a league of land there, thus becoming the first permanent settler in … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Law Arrives West of the Pecos

This Day in Texas History: Law Arrives West of the Pecos August 02, 1882 On this day in 1882, the commissioners of Pecos County officially appointed Roy Bean justice of the peace. He retained the post, with short interruptions, until … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Gunman Fires on UT Students

This Day in Texas History: Gunman Fires on UT Students August 01, 1966 On this date in 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman began a killing rampage that left seventeen dead and thirty-one wounded in one of the worst mass murders in modern … Continue reading

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