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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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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: Author Releases Fictional UFO Story

This Day in Texas History: Author Releases Fictional UFO Story April 18, 1897 On this day in 1897, S. E. Hayden, a cotton buyer in the small Wise County community of Aurora, released a fictional “news” story describing the crash of a mysterious airship just outside of town. Aurora was founded in the late 1850s…
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This Day in Texas History: Southwest Airlines Takes Flight

This Day in Texas History: Southwest Airlines Takes Flight June 18, 1971 On this day in 1971, Southwest Airlines began service from Dallas’s Love Field. The airline’s first flight came after three years of legal battles with rivals Braniff Airways, Continental Airlines, and Trans-Texas Airways that included a 1970 decision by the United States Supreme…
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This Day in Texas History: Chisholm Trail Debuts in Print

This Day in Texas History: Chisholm Trail Debuts in Print May 27, 1870 In its edition for this day in 1870, the Kansas Daily Commonwealth made the earliest known printed reference to the Chisholm Trail, the major livestock route out of Texas. Cattle drovers followed the old Shawnee Trail by way of San Antonio, Austin,…
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This Day in Texas History: Bob Wills Dies

This Day in Texas History: Bob Wills Dies May 13, 1975 On this day in 1975, Legendary Texas swing musician James Robert (Bob) Wills died. He was born in 1905, near Kosse, in Limestone County, Texas. In 1913 his family moved to Hall County, where Wills learned to play the fiddle. In 1915 he played…
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The Best-Kept Secret in Texas Music

The Best-Kept Secret in Texas Music If y’all are not yet familiar with The Derailers out of Austin, you’re missing out. My personal favorite Texas band, these guys perform a very cool blend of Classic Country with a British Invasion sound added to the arrangements. They also do some killer Rockabilly, Buck Owens and put…
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Recent and Future Exhibits, Art Shows and Events

For those who don’t regularly check our Exhibits page for updates, here’s the latest information on new vendors, art exhibits and art shows where you can find us: Exhibits / Showings / Book Signings March 2013 – Milan Gallery Fort Worth – Art Installation (rustic Texas series of limited edition prints) April 2013 – MJ & S Art Gallery –…
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This day in Texas History: Town’s Future Tied to UFO Story

This day in Texas History: Town’s Future Tied to UFO Story April 18, 1897 On this day in 1897, S. E. Hayden, a cotton buyer in the small Wise County community of Aurora, released a fictional “news” story describing the crash of a mysterious airship just outside of town. Aurora was founded in the late…
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This day in Texas History: Majestic Theatre Opens in Dallas

This day in Texas History: Majestic Theatre Opens in Dallas April 11, 1921 On this day in 1921, the Majestic Theatre opened on Elm Street in downtown Dallas. The five-story structure, designed by Chicago architect John Eberson in the Renaissance Revival style, was the flagship of Karl Hoblitzelle‘s Interstate Amusement Company chain of vaudeville houses.…
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