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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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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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2015 Calendars Available NOW

We have 2015 calendars available in several themes. This is the time to order if you want them by the end of the year. They are each individually printed and assembled right here in North Dallas using heavy card stock produced in Texas as well. When we say “Made in the Great State of Texas“, we mean it.…
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Join Us for Southlake’s Oktoberfest

Howdy everyone! We will be at Southlake’s Oktoberfest this weekend.  Stop by and say Hi if you have time.  It will be fun.  We will be in booths 66 & 67 facing north toward the Town Hall – right next to Die Festhalle in the center of the exhibit area. We will have our usual…
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Today’s Quote on Texas As I See It

I just received this via email: Warren, remember the book you signed and donated to us? we had it as an auction item at our big fundraiser gala at the country club last weekend – brought in $150! 4 people were bidding on it (fighting over it is more accurate!)…

This day in Texas History: Richard Henry Boyd Born into Slavery

This day in Texas History: Richard Henry Boyd Born into Slavery March 05, 1843 On this day in 1843, Richard Henry Boyd began his remarkable life. He was born in Mississippi and named Dick Gray, a slave of B. A. Gray, and was later taken to his owner’s new plantation near Brenham, Texas. Boyd accompanied…
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This day in Texas History: Lightnin’ Hopkins Dies

This day in Texas History: Lightnin’ Hopkins Dies January 30, 1982 On this day in 1982, blues singer Sam (Lightnin’) Hopkins died of cancer. Hopkins was born in Centerville, Texas, in 1912. At age eight he made his first instrument, a cigar-box guitar with chicken-wire strings. By ten he was playing music with his cousin,…
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Baseball Legend Bibb Falk Born in Austin

This day in Texas History: Baseball Legend Bibb Falk Born in Austin January 27, 1899 On this day in 1899, Bibb Falk was born in Austin. As a boy he sold peanuts and worked as a batboy at the local Texas League ballpark. At the University of Texas he was a star player under Uncle…
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This Day in Texas History: Belle Starr Marries Horse Thief Jim Reed

This Day in Texas History: Belle Starr Marries Horse Thief Jim Reed November 01, 1866 On this day in 1866, Myra Maybelle (or Belle) Shirley, better known as Belle Starr, married outlaw Jim Reed. Reed eventually became involved with the Younger, James, and Starr gangs, which killed and looted throughout Texas, Arkansas, and Indian Territory.…
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Everything’s Bigger in Texas #52513

Texas is well-known for the “Everything’s Bigger in Texas” phenomenon.  Possibly because we have so much room to build any silly thing we can think of, we tend to make ’em just plain bigger.  Or maybe it has nothing to do with sheer acreage, but more about raw Texas Pride (and swagger) that goes hand-in-hand…
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