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This Day in Texas History: WFAA Radio Goes On the Air

This Day in Texas History: WFAA Radio Goes On the Air June 26, 1922 On this day in 1922, radio station WFAA in Dallas began transmitting. The A. H. Belo Corporation, publisher of the Dallas Morning News and the Texas Almanac, owned WFAA. WFAA, which stands for Working For All Together, was the brainchild of…
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This day in Texas History: Dallas Museum “Red Art” Controversy

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Dallas museum trustees issue statement in “red art” controversy December 07, 1955 On this day in 1955, the board of trustees of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts issued a statement that they would “exhibit and acquire works of art only on the basis of…
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Winston Makes News Again

For the last 2 weeks, our acerbic baby Mockingbird “Winston”, has graced the pages of the Dallas Morning News Sunday Edition. On November 25, page 13E in the Arts & Life section prominently featured the little guy after he neatly took his first Picture of the Day slot the previous week. On December 2, he…
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Cartoonist’s career begins December 01, 1905

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Cartoonist’s career begins December 01, 1905 On this day in 1905, political cartoonist John Francis Knott began his career with the Dallas Morning News. Born in Austria, Knott grew up in Iowa and honed his drawing skills in Chicago before journeying to Dallas, where he…
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