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This Day in Texas History: Rival Lubbock County Towns Consolidate

This Day in Texas History: Rival Lubbock County Towns Consolidate December 19, 1890 On this day in 1890, the rival Lubbock County towns of Lubbock and Monterey agreed to consolidate. In July 1890, W. E. Rayner and several associates found a suitable site for a town on the north side of Yellow House Draw in…
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This Day in Texas History: Rockabilly Star is Born in Nacogdoches

This Day in Texas History: Rockabilly Star is Born in Nacogdoches Aprii 15, 1937 Robert Glynn (Bob) Luman, guitarist and country and rockabilly singer, was born in Nacogdoches, Texas, on April 15, 1937, the son of Joe and Lavine Luman. Luman was introduced to music by his father, who played the fiddle, guitar, and harmonica…
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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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This Day in Texas History: Rock and Roll Legend Born in Vernon

This Day in Texas History: Rock and Roll Legend Born in Vernon April 23, 1936 On this day in 1936, rock and roll singer Roy Orbison was born in Vernon, Texas. He grew up in Wink, and while attending Wink High School he formed a country music group called the Wink Westerners. Later, while attending…
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