Texas Shaped Waffles Are Fun – and Delicious!

Our grandsons Ryan and Tyler are native Texans and I humor them in any interest they show in their native state, history and minutiae.  If grandpa has anything to say about it, these boys will grow up to be proud Texans with a good knowledge of this amazing state. When the kids recently discovered Texas…
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This Day in Texas History: Alamo Survivor Dies

This Day in Texas History: Alamo Survivor Dies October 7, 1883 On this day in 1883, Susanna Wilkerson Dickinson, survivor of the Alamo, died in Austin. The Tennessee native married Almaron Dickinson in 1829 and moved to Gonzales, Texas, in 1831. Susanna’s only child, Angelina Elizabeth Dickinson, was born in 1834. Her husband went off…
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Today’s Notable Texan: Sly Stone

Apparently a lot of people aren’t aware of of the fact that Sly Stone is a native Texan.  That’s right, the immensely talented and controversial performer born Sylvester Stewart on May 15, 1943, was born in Denton, Texas, but his family moved away around the time he was three months old. Born into a very religious family…
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This Day in Texas History: “Bandit Queen” Marries for the Last Time

This Day in Texas History: “Bandit Queen” Marries for the Last Time June 5, 1880 On this day in 1880, Myra Maybelle (Belle) Shirley Reed, the “Bandit Queen,” married her second, or possibly third, husband, Sam Starr, in the Cherokee Nation. Belle Starr was born near Carthage, Missouri, in 1848. During the Civil War her…
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Many of Our Images in Pencil Skirts

We have more than one fulfillment company that handles applying our vast library of images to a variety of products.  Just recently they started offering pencil skirts as an option and of course we hopped right on it and started engineering images for this medium. All you gals know that a spectacular pencil skirt is…
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Art Show Reception May 8th at North Haven Gallery

Art Show Reception! Please join us May 8th from 4-6:30pm for a reception at North Haven Gardens Gallery. Come on down and visit. May 8, 2015 4pm – 6:30pm The Gallery at North Haven Gardens 7700 Northhaven Rd Dallas, TX 75230 214-363-5316

This Day in Texas History: Fess Parker Dies

This Day in Texas History: Fess Parker Dies March 19, 2010 On this day in 2010, Fess Parker, who portrayed both Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, died at the age of 85. Parker, born August 16, 1924 in Fort Worth, Texas, was tapped to play the part of Davy Crockett by Walt Disney in 1954,…
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This Day in Texas History: Heroic Texan Graduates From Flight-Nurse School

This Day in Texas History: Heroic Texan Graduates From Flight-Nurse School February 18, 1943 On this day in 1943, Dolly Shea graduated with the first flight-nurse class of the United States Army Air Forces at Bowman Field, Kentucky. The San Benito, Texas, native served in the European Theater during World War II. She was killed…
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This Day in Texas History: Space Shuttle Explosion Kills Texas Astronaut and Crew

This Day in Texas History: Space Shuttle Explosion Kills Texas Astronaut and Crew January 28, 1986 On this day in 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff. Seven American astronauts were killed, including Texas resident Judith Arlene Resnik. The world watched as, 73 seconds into its flight, Challenger broke apart in a violent…
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This Day in Texas History: Fifty Cent Act Repealed

This Day in Texas History: Fifty Cent Act Repealed January 22, 1883 On this day in 1883, the Fifty Cent Act was repealed. The act, advocated by Governor O. M. Roberts and passed in July 1879, provided for the selling of Texas land for fifty cents an acre, with one-half of the proceeds to be…
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