Today in Texas History: Meteorite hits Grayson County

Today in Texas History: September 9th, 1961 Meteorite hits Grayson County On this day in 1961, at 10:08 P.M., a fireball was seen passing northward through the sky just east of the Fort Worth-Dallas region. It hit the ground near Bells, Grayson County. Some ten ounces of a very rare carbonaceous chondrite was retrieved from…
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Today in Texas History: Hurricane Devastates Galveston

Today in Texas History: September 8th, 1900 Hurricane Devastates Galveston On this day in 1900, a catastrophic hurricane struck the city of Galveston on the Texas coast. A third of the city was destroyed, and 6,000 to 8,000 people died. Galveston Island was completely inundated. Property loss was estimated at $30 million. The storm is…
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Brenham Texas

This Day in Texas History: Soldiers Charged with Setting Fires / Looting in Brenham

This Day in Texas History: September 7th, 1866 – Soldiers Charged with Setting Fires / Looting in Brenham On this day in 1866, federal soldiers under Bvt. Maj. George W. Smith reportedly set fire to and looted several stores in Brenham. The incident grew out of a controversy involving newspaper editor D. L. McGary’s frequent…
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This Day in Texas History: Constitutional Convention Meets in Austin

This Day in Texas History: September 6th, 1875 — Constitutional convention meets in Austin   On this day in 1875, the Constitutional Convention of 1875 met in Austin. The convention grew out of the determination of Texas Democrats to eliminate the radical Constitution of 1869. Edward B. Pickett presided over the convention, which adjourned in…
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Mosier Valley School

This Day in Texas History – Black Students Attempt to Enroll in White School

This Day in Texas History September 4th, 1950 — Black students attempt to enroll in white school On this day in 1950, students from the black community of Mosier Valley mounted a notable challenge to Texas segregation laws by attempting to enroll in the all-white Euless school. Mosier Valley, in Tarrant County, was founded by…
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William Carrol Crawford

This Day in Texas History: Last Surviving Signer of Texas Declaration of Independence Dies

On this day in 1895, William Carrol Crawford, the last surviving signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, died while visiting his son in Erath County

Order TODAY Or Wait Until End Of May

Less Than Two Weeks To Order If you’re planning on placing an order with us… NOW is the time to do it. Nothing will be fulfilled between Mid-April and Mid-May NOTICE No Orders Will Be Filled Between April 14th and May 15th (because we’re gallivantin’ around capturing new and amazing images) So Right About Now…
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Please Welcome Our Newest Vendor in Frisco Texas

We are currently searching for new vendors in a few cities and recently added what we hope will be a perfect fit in Frisco. Oasis Accents has amazing home accents. Very nice LARGE wall art and vibrant contemporary home accents of all kinds. Please visit their beautiful store just off the DNT on the West…
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Meet The Author Event in Aubrey Texas

Saturday April 6, 2019 We will be participating in a Local Author Showcase This is a great opportunity to pick up a copy of Texas As I See It, meet the author and have your book personalized at no extra cost – and no shipping! Details: Who: You, me and and nine other authors What:…
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A Fortuitous Change of Plans

In the middle of a 2500 mile Route 66 loop… May 2011 involved a lot of driving… As part of a 2500 mile road trip that took us from Frisco, Texas (where we lived for 9 years before realizing we belonged in Dallas) through New Mexico and Arizona and looping around through El Paso –…
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