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Bartee Haile

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Cowboy author Siringo told it like it was

Columnist BARTEE HAILE recounts the colorful exploits of Matagorda County native Charles Angelo Siringo, who joined the Pinkertons and wrote a tell-all book.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Bartee Haile: Deal with Pat Garrett gets Ranger his man

Columnist BARTEE HAILE recalls the prisoner swap that returned bandit Geronimo Parra to Texas to stand trial for murder.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Bartee Haile: Texas golf greats dominate the Masters

After a golden age of Texas golfers including Byron Nelson, Lloyd Mangrum and Jack Burke Jr., only two Lone Star State natives have won the Masters since 1956, columnist BARTEE HAILE writes.

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Bartee Haile: Buck brings wild animals ‘back alive’

Columnist BARTEE HAILE writes about big game trapping Frank Buck, a Texas native to became a household name through his colorful accounts of collecting live animals for use by circuses and zoos.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Bartee Haile: Whatever happened to ‘mysterious’ outlaw Dave Mather?

This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE On or about Mar. 16, 1882, “Mysterious” Dave Mather posted bail, walked out of the Dallas County jail and, as was his habit, skipped town. The future...

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Bartee Haile: Aggies muster before final curtain on Corregidor

Columnist BARTEE HAILE writes about a prominent Texas A&M graduate's role in the World War II battle for the island of Corregidor in the Philippines.

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Bartee Haile: Civilians slaughtered on eve of Mexican War

This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE When Gen. Zachary Taylor received his marching orders for Port Isabel on March 8, 1846, an old friend told him he would be riding along with a...

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