Category Archives: Daily Image

This day in Texas History: Possum Kingdom Reservoir Completed

This day in Texas History: Possum Kingdom Reservoir Completed March 20, 1941 Possum Kingdom Reservoir, popularly known as Possum Kingdom Lake, is on the Brazos River in Palo Pinto, Stephens, Jack, and Young counties It has a capacity of 724,700 … Continue reading

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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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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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Dallas Pioneer Cemetery

Most people are not familiar with one of Dallas’ most remarkable landmarks right in the heart of the City. ┬áNestled in the crook formed by the intersection of both wings of the Dallas Convention Center is the Pioneer Cemetery. A … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Birth of Texas Author and Women’s Advocate

This Day in Texas History: Birth of Texas Author and Women’s Advocate May 07, 1861 On this day in 1861, Anna Pennybacker, clubwoman, woman suffrage advocate, author, and lecturer, was born in Petersburg, Virginia. She graduated from the first class … Continue reading

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This day in Texas History: HemisFair Opens in San Antonio

This day in Texas History: HemisFair Opens in San Antonio April 06, 1968 On this day in 1968, HemisFair, the first officially designated international exposition in the southwestern United States, opened in San Antonio. It celebrated the cultural heritage shared … 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. ┬áTraveling through the sun-baked wilderness of south-central Texas, we saw a lot of scenic, yet desolate beauty … Continue reading

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3-19-2013 Daily Image: Cafe Sign

Cafe Sign I-20 West Texas May 2010 I found this delightfully decaying highway sign in the middle of nowhere on a road trip to El Paso. My favorite aspect of this sign is the classic curved arrow, no longer pointing … Continue reading

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