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Texas: Myths, Legends, and the Real Deal

Part 10, Contigo Ranch and Crabapple Memorial Day Weekend --- Road trip south with my son Zach to attend a family wedding. It was to be...

Texas: Myths, Legends, and the Real Deal

Part 7, The Camels of Camp Verde This story begins with an action taken by Jefferson Davis. A few years before he became President of the...

Texas: Legends, Myths, and the Real Deal

Part 6, German Pioneer Christmas Restored Doeppenschmidt-Haas house, east of Fredericksburg, TX, a fine example of the early settlers...

Texas: Myths, Legends, and the Real Deal

Part 4: A Genuine Ghost Town -- In More Ways Than One In the early years of the Texas republic, people of strong character trekked from...

Texas: Myths, Legends, and the Real Deal

The No. 1 British Flying Training School The small town of Terrell is located on the prairie, 32 miles east of Dallas. It came into being...

Texas: Myths, Legends, and The Real Deal

Part 1 Texas is one huge state, second only to Alaska. It boasts 254 counties and 268, 597 square miles. Indigenous peoples lived here...

The Joys of Old-time Newspapers

When I’m researching for a new novel, some of the best places to get information are newspapers from the targeted era, especially the...

Bringing Them into the Mainstream

Students at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1882. The man in the center is identified as American Horse with his daughter Maggie...

Great Books Countdown — Number Six

Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry A shaggy young burro lay asleep in the gray dust of the canyon trail. Except for the slow...

The Magi, The Star, and The Real Story

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the...

Great Books Countdown – Number Seven

Texas by James Michener At three-thirty in the cold morning of Sunday, 6 March, Galba Fuqua reached over and nudged his friend Zave...

Great Books Countdown – Number Eight

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë . . . I started awake on hearing a vague murmur, peculiar and lugubrious, which sounded, I thought, just...

Great Books Countdown – Number Nine

A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote I was first introduced to this story in the fall of 1966. It was in the form of a one-hour tv movie...