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This Day in Texas History: Hospital Destroyed In Hurricane

in 1919, the Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi was demolished by a hurricane in which a nun, two patients, and two employees were killed

Today in Texas History: Hurricane Devastates Galveston

Today in Texas History: September 8th, 1900 Hurricane Devastates Galveston On this day in 1900, a catastrophic hurricane struck the city of Galveston on the Texas coast. A third of the city was destroyed, and 6,000 to 8,000 people died. Galveston Island was completely inundated. Property loss was estimated at $30 million. The storm is…
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William Carrol Crawford

This Day in Texas History: Last Surviving Signer of Texas Declaration of Independence Dies

On this day in 1895, William Carrol Crawford, the last surviving signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, died while visiting his son in Erath County

A Fortuitous Change of Plans

In the middle of a 2500 mile Route 66 loop… May 2011 involved a lot of driving… As part of a 2500 mile road trip that took us from Frisco, Texas (where we lived for 9 years before realizing we belonged in Dallas) through New Mexico and Arizona and looping around through El Paso –…
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Sizzling Summer Book (and ART) Sale

Fine Art and Books On Sale Through August Only Sizzling Summer Sale! We are all suffering through a harsh Texas summer (big surprise…) so to celebrate living in Hell’s suburb, we are having a SALE. Here’s an opportunity you don’t see every day. In fact, this is the first time we have EVER had a…
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The Texan Cowboy Way

A little Texas Humor from the Silliness archives of RantNRoll.com The Texan Cowboy Way   The old cowhand came riding into town on a hot, dry, dusty day. The townsman watched as he slowly dismounted and tied his horse to the rail outside the saloon. The cowboy then moved slowly to the back of the…
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Texas As I See It

Pre-Ordering for 2nd Printing Starts Today

Well buckaroos and buckarettes, it’s been a long road, but today marks a milestone. The first printing of Texas As I See It sold all 3,000 copies in 3 years.  We have had so much else going on that we just could not commit the resources to a reprint.  Until NOW. Endorsed by Ebby Halliday…
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Why Would Anyone Want to Move to Texas?

Originally written in 1999, I think it’s time to resurrect this piece from the archives Some People Think We’ve Lost Our Minds (Why would you ever want to leave Marin?) ©1999 Warren P. Harris As a result of a family get-together in Dallas last year, my beloved and I have decided to pull up stakes…
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Texas Shaped Waffles Are Fun – and Delicious!

Our grandsons Ryan and Tyler are native Texans and I humor them in any interest they show in their native state, history and minutiae.  If grandpa has anything to say about it, these boys will grow up to be proud Texans with a good knowledge of this amazing state. When the kids recently discovered Texas…
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This Day in Texas History: “Bandit Queen” Marries for the Last Time

This Day in Texas History: “Bandit Queen” Marries for the Last Time June 5, 1880 On this day in 1880, Myra Maybelle (Belle) Shirley Reed, the “Bandit Queen,” married her second, or possibly third, husband, Sam Starr, in the Cherokee Nation. Belle Starr was born near Carthage, Missouri, in 1848. During the Civil War her…
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