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This Day in Texas History: Soul Legend Born in Rogers

This Day in Texas History: Soul Legend Born in Rogers August 8, 1935 On this day in 1935, Joseph Arrington Jr. was born in Rogers, Texas. Arrington, who later gained fame as a soul singer under the name Joe Tex, moved to Baytown at age five with his mother after her divorce from his father.…
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This day in Texas History: “Tri-Cities” Finally Unite as Baytown

This day in Texas History: (from the¬†Texas State Historical Association¬†archives) “Tri-Cities” Finally Unite as Baytown January 24, 1948 On this day in 1948, the former “Tri-Cities” of Baytown, Goose Creek, and Pelly united to form the city of Baytown. The area had been largely undeveloped until the opening of the Goose Creek oilfield in 1916.…
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