Month: October 2013

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This Day in Texas History: A Star is Born

This Day in Texas History: A Star is Born October 31, 1912 Dale Evans, actress, singer, and wife of Roy Rogers, was born Frances Octavia Smith in Uvalde, Texas, on October 31, 1912, the first child of Walter and Betty Sue Smith, who farmed in Italy, Texas. She discovered in 1954 that her original name…
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This Day in Texas History: Father of Conjunto Born in Reynosa

This Day in Texas History: Father of Conjunto Born in Reynosa October 29, 1911 On this day in 1911, Narciso Martínez was born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. His parents immigrated to the United States that year and settled in La Paloma, a town outside Brownsville. Martínez took up the accordion in 1928. Around the same…
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Our Newest Reseller in Wichita Falls

Please patronize our newest reseller in Wichita Falls. Texas Best Beef Jerky 7043 Seymour Hwy (Highway 287) Wichita Falls, TX 76308 Clay County Voice: (940) 691-3664 Fax: (940) 691-4217 Email: info@texasbestbeefjerky.com

This Day in Texas History: Battle of Concepción Ignites Siege of Bexar

This Day in Texas History: Battle of Concepción Ignites Siege of Bexar October 28, 1835 On this day in 1835, Texans and Mexicans skirmished near San Antonio at the battle of Concepción, the opening engagement in the siege of Bexar. Some ninety Texans under the command of James Bowie and James W. Fannin, Jr., defeated…
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