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This Day in Texas History: First Appearance of Popeye

This Day in Texas History: First Appearance of Popeye January 17, 1929 On this day in 1929, Popeye, the Sailor Man, renowned comic-strip character, first appeared in print. The Victoria Advocate is credited as the first newspaper in the nation to run Elzie Crisler Segar’s comic strip, originally called “Thimble Theatre,” which starred the spinach-eating…
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This Day in Texas History: First Texas Newspaper Begins Brief Life

This Day in Texas History: First Texas Newspaper Begins Brief Life August 14, 1819 The Nacogdoches Texas Republican, believed to be the earliest newspaper published in Texas, was first printed on August 14, 1819. Eli Harris printed the paper for the James Long expedition. No copy of the paper is known to have survived, but…
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This Day in Texas History: Iconoclast Publisher Killed in Waco

This Day in Texas History: Iconoclast Publisher Killed in Waco April 01, 1898 On this day in 1898, controversial journalist William Cowper Brann was fatally shot in the back by Tom E. Davis on a Waco street. Brann managed to pull his own gun and kill Davis. Earlier in the decade Brann’s newspaper, the Iconoclast,…
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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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