• Features,  Texas Tales

    The Poultry Peddler

    Today practically any product, from clothing to electronics to toys and even groceries, can be purchased by cell phone or online for same- or next-day delivery, shopping was very different in the 19th and early 20th century…

  • Features,  Texas Tales

    Texas Cornbread

    After reading about a fight between two San Antonio police detectives, a Galveston News editorial writer soon expressed his indignation in print. “People who are sworn to keep the peace and paid for executing the laws do…

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    Texas Tales – March 27, 2019

    If you ever find a letter sent from Goliad during the early days of the Civil War, hold onto it. Pasted on the envelope might be one of the rarer philatelic items known to collectors–a Goliad stamp.

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    Allan’s Anti Fat

    The tired trail driver alighted from his saddle, tied his horse and waddled toward the chuck wagon. Breathing dust behind cantankerous longhorns all morning had the Texas drover mighty hungry for lunch.

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    Texas Tales – March 13, 2019

    Naming the capital city in tribute to Texas colonizer Stephen F. Austin was certainly fitting, but Austin could just as well been named Lamar in honor of a Georgia-born newspaperman with a penchant for poetry and grandiose…

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    Texas Tales – March 6, 2019

    Times were tough in Texas after the Civil War. Unlike much of the South, the state had not been physically devastated by military action, but it had lost thousands of men to a lost cause, and its…

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