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This Day in Texas History: Congress Creates United States Border Patrol

This Day in Texas History: Congress Creates United States Border Patrol May 28, 1924 On this day in 1924, the U.S. Congress established the United States Border Patrol as part of the Immigration Bureau, an arm of the Department of Labor. Its duties included the prevention of smuggling and the arrest of illegal entrants into…
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This Day in Texas History: Legendary Texas Yodeler Silenced

This Day in Texas History: Legendary Texas Yodeler Silenced March 20, 1987 On this day in 1987, legendary Austin country singer and tavern owner Kenneth Threadgill died of a pulmonary embolism. Threadgill was born in Peniel, Texas, in 1909, the son of a minister. As a youngster, Threadgill was working at Beaumont’s Tivoli Theater when…
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