12/23/2012 Daily Photo: Truck Maintenance

I was headed out to vote one day and had just rolled up to Fire Station Number 4 on my Harley for this purpose.  As

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This day in Texas History: “Santa Claus” Robs Bank but Muffs Getaway

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) “Santa Claus” Robs Bank but Muffs Getaway December 23, 1927 On this day in 1927,

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12/22/2012 Daily Photo: Vietnam Memorial Huey

Driving down the highway in more-or-less the middle of nowhere, it was surprising to come across this roadside Vietnam Memorial, complete with a reduced-size version

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This day in Texas History: Escaped POW William Dyess Resumes Flying and Dies in Plane Crash

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Escaped POW William Dyess Resumes Flying and Dies in Plane Crash December 22, 1943 On

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This day in Texas History: Legislature Passes Act to Encourage Transcontinental Railroad Through Texas

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Legislature Passes Act to Encourage Transcontinental Railroad Through Texas December 21, 1853 On this day

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12/20/2012 Daily Photo – R.F.D.

While driving the back roads between Tyler and Ben Wheeler, I spotted this dilapidated mailbox with a scrap of fluorescent pink plastic ribbon attached.  With

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This Day in Texas History: Driskill Hotel Opens in Austin

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Driskill Hotel Opens in Austin December 20, 1886 On this day in 1886, the Driskill

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12/19/2012 Daily Photo: Somervell County Courthouse

Glen Rose is the county seat of Somervell County.  Anchoring the classic small-town square is one of the many remarkable courthouses Texas is famous for.

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This day in Texas History: Somervell Expedition Disbands

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Somervell Expedition Disbands December 19, 1842 On this day in 1842, the Somervell expedition disbanded.

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This day in Texas History: Texas Rangers “rescue” Cynthia Ann Parker

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Texas Rangers “rescue” Cynthia Ann Parker December 18, 1860 On this day in 1860, Texas

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