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Happy 175th Anniversary To The Texas Flag!

It is one of the most easily-identified flags out of all 50 state flags in the U.S. The lone white star, set in a field of blue (representing loyalty), alongside white (representing strength) and red (for bravery). This Saturday, January 25, 2014, will mark the 175th anniversary of the official adoption of the current Texas flag design.

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Almost Impossible Trivia For 11/11/13

Congratulations to Phillip Molnaskey of Meyersville! He knew the answer to today’s Almost Impossible Trivia Question, and won a couple of yummy Jack In The Box Tacos!

Q:  What was World War I known as before World War II?

 

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Remembering The Alamo

My wife Sweetie and I had the pleasure of making our first visit to San Antonio last weekend. After living in Texas for just over a year, we've just barely "scratched the surface" of places we want to see in the Lone Star State. We were invited by our friend Craig Morris (who happens to be Loretta Lynn's keyboard player--see my previous post) to come see Loretta's show at the Majestic Theatre, so we decided to make a weekend of it. Well, I knew if we were going to go to San Antonio, I had to see the "Birthplace of Texas Liberty," the Alamo.

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“Framing Main: Crossroads Of History” At The Nave

The Nave Museum (306 W. Commercial in Victoria) presents: Framing Main: Crossroads of History; a photographic journey portraying Joanne Ross’s search for traces of her father and his South Texas family.  Framing Main includes varied media and aspects, including photography, written narrative and documentary artifacts that follow her search for information about her ancestry and

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July 25th Is Officially…

 

Culinarians Days

This is a day for basically anyone. As long as you cook, we can celebrate you. You don’t have to be a professional chef or go to culinary school. For the moms and dads who cook for their families. What is the hardest thing you’ve ever cooked? What is your best dish?

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This Day in History for July 2 – Amelia Earhart Vanishes and More
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July 24th Is Officially…

Amelia Earhart Day

This holiday honors the famous aviation pioneer. Born on this day in 1897, Amelia Earhart broke many records including being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, in almost 15 hours, and solo nonstop coast to coast in just over 19 hours. Have you ever taken a 19 hour flight?  Would you ever want to flight around the world?

 

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June 19th in Country Music History

1960: Loretta Lynn made her debut on the country charts with her first single release, "Honky Tonk Girl," on the Zero label.

1976: Country Music Hall of Fame member Eddy Arnold entered the charts with "Cowboy," his 100th country hit.  He was the first artist to accumulate a three-digit figure of hits on that chart.

1982: George Strait's first number one single, "Fool Hearted Memory," was released. George recently scored his 60th chart-topper.

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Gordon Stoker–Tenor Singer with The Jordanaires–Passes at 88

Gordon Stoker, tenor singer for Country Music Hall of Fame vocal group the Jordanaires, died Wednesday morning, March 27, 2013, at Alive Hospice in Nashville. He was 88.

The Jordanaires’ harmonies can be heard on some of the most famous recordings from the 1960s and early ‘70s, particularly the Elvis Presley classics “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” and “It’s Now or Never.”

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March 28th In Country Music History

1975: Dolly Parton racked up her fifth number one hit with "The Bargain Store."  The song's success was considered a surprise because some radio stations refused to play it.  They felt the lyrics -- "the bargain store is open, come inside"—were a little too “suggestive!"

1980: Tom T. Hall rejoined the Grand Ole Opry.

1993: Willie Nelson performed a benefit concert in Hillsboro, Texas to raise money for the restoration of Hill County Courthouse, which had been destroyed by fire.

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This Day in History for January 5 — Golden Gate Bridge Construction Begins, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1643: The first legal divorce in the American colonies takes place (more info)

1925: Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States (more info)

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This Day in History for January 1 — Emancipation Proclamation Signed, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863: President Abraham Lincoln signs the final Emancipation Proclamation, ending slavery in the rebelling states (more info)

1934: Alcatraz Island becomes a United States federal prison (more info)

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This Day in History for December 31 — Times Square Celebrates, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1879: Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time (more info)

1907: The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square -- then known as Longacre Square -- in New York City (more info)

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