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Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Bartee Haile: U.S. Senate refuses to seat Texan

— This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE Oran Roberts of Texas arrived in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 13, 1866 to take his rightful place in the United States Senate, but Radical Republicans bent on rubbing salt in the wounds left by the Civil War would deny the defeated South its seats

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Bartee Haile: Monument honoring Hood’s Texas Brigade dedicated at capitol

— This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE A monument honoring the courage and sacrifice of Hood’s Texas Brigade was dedicated on the grounds of the state capitol on Oct. 27, 1910. In the...

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Bartee Haile: Texas woman one of 107 killed by poisonous drug

— This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE A Madisonville woman died on Oct. 15, 1937 after taking a poisonous but perfectly legal drug, prescribed by doctors and sold over-the-counter by pharmacists, that was...

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Bartee Haile: Tent showman was toast of West Texas

— This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE Harley Sadler, a household name throughout West Texas, made his last personal appearance at a benefit for the Boy Scouts on Oct. 9, 1954, but this...

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Bartee Haile: Villain in the ring was a friend to street urchins

— This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE As September came to a close in 1932, Amarillo was still abuzz over Duke Mantell’s Labor Day rescue of two stranded hikers from the bottom of...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Bartee Haile: Tiny Texan shines on TV’s ‘Beverly Hillbillies’

— This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE Half of the television sets in America were tuned to “The Beverly Hillbillies” on Sep. 25, 1962 for the premiere of the corn-pone comedy co-starring Texan...

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Bartee Haile: Colonizer Henri Castro ends up a broken man

This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE The new Texans took time out from their toil on Sep. 12, 1844 to name the settlement springing to life on the banks of the Medina River...

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Bartee Haile: Corpus Christi founder was a world-class scoundrel

This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE On or about Sep. 10, 1839, Henry Lawrence Kinney opened a trading post, in reality a front for his smuggling operation, on the western shore of Corpus...

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Bartee Haile: U.S. Army puts Geronimo on display in Texas

This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE Texans by the thousands flocked to the San Antonio railroad station on Sep. 3, 1886 for a look at the manacled passengers on-board a special army train....

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Bartee Haile: ‘Big boy’ Williams has eerie premonition of his death

by BARTEE HAILE Cowboy actor “Big Boy” Williams attended an invitation-only funeral on Aug. 22, 1935 for polo pal Will Rogers, killed in an Alaska airplane crash. Guinn Williams, Jr. was born in 1899 at the North...

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