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Bartee Haile

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Polio turned summer into the season of fear

Some will remember the nightmare that was polio in the twentieth century...

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Bartee Haile: Cherokees send “savior” to Happy Hunting Grounds

The tale of John Dunn Hunter, espionage, Fredonia and double-crossing allies...

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Barte Haile: Did John Wilkes Booth escape to hide in Texas?

The controversy still rages today: did Booth survive?

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Barnstormer Bessie Coleman broke many barriers

Bessie Coleman was both Oprah and Amelia in one spirited Texas package...

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Barte Haile: Three little Texans shine in “Our Gang” comedies

This Texas "gang" won the hearts of millions.

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Barte Haile: Former newspaper man reigns as ‘King of the Texas Brag’

Boyce House was a teller of tall Texas tales and then some...

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Kid Curry kills stranger just to keep in practice

Harvey Logan, alias "Kid Curry" was the wildest of the "Wild Bunch".

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Carroll Shelby before the Cobra and all that chili

Carroll Shelby was hotter stuff than his chili kit but he wasn't born that way.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Houston’s former slave held ex-master in high esteem

Sam Houston's life was saved by a trusted aid/servant who was a former slave.

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Four Texas brothers break the bank and trains, too

Ninety-one years ago the infamous Newton Boys pulled a heist in broad daylight in New Braunfels.

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