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Bartee Haile

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Has basketball coach Guy Lewis’ time finally come?

Legendary Houston coach Guy V. Lewis is still waiting for the recognition he so richly deserves.

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Frontier hero puts adventures down on paper

Memoirist "Buck" Barry fought alongside Jack C. Hayes among his many other adventures.

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Best card player on the Texas frontier was a southern belle

— This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE Convinced he had been cheated out of a pot on Feb. 18, 1872, an angry poker player started shooting at the owner of Fort Griffin’s first...

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Bartee Haile: World War II ace repeats in skies over Korea

Maj. George Andrew Davis Jr. climbed into the cockpit of his jet fighter on Feb. 10, 1952 for his sixtieth and last mission in the skies over Korea.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Two lawmakers caught red-handed taking bribe

A tale of bribery, optometrists and a famous Texas Ranger

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Brits intercept telegram and U.S. goes to war

Intrigue and coded messages help Woodrow Wilson make up his mind.

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Fort Bliss was a frontier phoenix of West Texas

The seemingly ironic name of Fort Bliss hides a history of Texas tenacity and history.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Bartee Haile: Soft-hearted ‘Ma’ pardons record number of prisoners

Texas' first woman governor,"Ma" Ferguson, pardons a record number of prisoners and makes a few waves.

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Bartee Haile: Bootlegger first white man to go to the chair

— This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE Sidney “Pete” Welk and at least two of his business associates were too busy brewing a batch of their banned beverage on the night of Dec....

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Bartee Haile: Ailing artist recharges his batteries in San Antonio

— This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE A sick southern artist came to Texas on Nov. 27, 1873 to clear his lungs and his head. Restored in body and soul after a long...

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