What do Lassie the border collie, Elvis Presley, and the WNBA Silver Stars have in common?
They’ve all performed at San Antonio’s Freeman Coliseum. Lassie came for the rodeo in 1963, Elvis sold out every seat in 1956, and the Silver Stars played one season in the coliseum before they moved to Las Vegas in 2017.
A lot has changed in Houston, Texas over the past 100 years.
For one, the city’s population is now about seventeen times what it was in 1917. We’ve found better ways to beat the year-round heat than 300-pound blocks of ice, thankfully. And you don’t see too many horses and buggies riding down Houston’s Westheimer Road anymore.
But one institution that has stood the test of time, and is still up-and-running on its 100th anniversary this month, is Houston’s Ellington Field--and you could say its history is the story of a lifetime.
Last week, movie-goers in Clifton, Texas might have felt like they’d gone Back to the Future, jumping from the 21st century to a cotton farm in the 1930s, a lion hunt in the 1960s, or an East Texas funeral home in the early 1990s.
Take State Highway 79 southbound out of Wichita Falls and, after about 30 miles of wide-open countryside, you’ll find yourself in Archer City, Texas. Home to some 2,000 souls, you might say it takes a certain amount of bravado to call yourself a city. Then again, this little town on the Texas prairie knows something about artistic license.
Each year, on March 2, Texans celebrate a uniquely Texan holiday—Texas Independence Day. It marks the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence at the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos.
The following op-ed by Senator John Cornyn first appeared in theKilleen Daily Herald on Aug. 18, 2013. As of press time on Aug. 27, Maj. Nidal Hasan had been found guilty of murder and was awaiting sentencing.
There has been much excitement across the pond as of late over the birth of England’s newest heir to the throne. But did you know that Texas’ very own royal bundle of joy has just arrived? Weighing in just shy of 2,000 pounds, the nation’s First Bale of King Cotton for 2013 was delivered by the Rodriguez Brothers Farm in Santa Rosa, Texas, to the La Feria Co-op Gin at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, June 21,