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This Day in Texas History: Hospital Destroyed In Hurricane

in 1919, the Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi was demolished by a hurricane in which a nun, two patients, and two employees were killed

This Day in Texas History: Tejana Superstar Born in Lake Jackson

This Day in Texas History: Tejana Superstar Born in Lake Jackson April 16, 1971 On this day in 1971, Tejana superstar Selena Quintanilla Perez was born in Lake Jackson. She won the first of eight Tejano Music Awards as female entertainer of the year in 1987. Her 1992 album Entre a Mi Mundo made her…
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This day in Texas History: Grocery Chain Founder Born in Tennessee

This day in Texas History: Grocery Chain Founder Born in Tennessee April 09, 1895 On this day in 1895, Howard Edward Butt was born in Memphis, Tennessee. While he was a child, his family moved to Kerrville, Texas, because of his father’s tuberculosis. His mother, Florence Butt, opened a small grocery store there in 1905;…
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This Day in Texas History: Tejana Superstar Shot and Killed by Fan

This Day in Texas History: Tejana Superstar Shot and Killed by Fan March 31, 1995 Tejana superstar Selena Quintanilla Perez was born April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson. She won the first of eight Tejano Music Awards as female entertainer of the year in 1987. Her 1992 album Entre a Mi Mundo made her the…
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This Day in Texas History (redux)

This Day in Texas History (redux): <but wait… There’s More!> February 02, … 1947: Actress and model, Farrah Fawcett is born in Corpus Christi.                       1856: The Texas legislature grants Dallas a town charter. Dr. Samuel Pryor, elected the first mayor, headed a town government…
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