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Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Jerry Patterson: Don’t let race-baiting tarnish Confederate license plate

In a guest commentary, the Texas Land Commissioner writes that a federal appeals court’s was right to rule that the state could not bar the issuance of a speciality drivers license plate sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Bartee Haile: Not even blindness could stop Gen. ‘Stovepipe’

The Texan earned his nickname after tricking a Yankee colonel into surrendering an Indiana town with two ‘Quaker Guns,’ fake cannons fashioned from stovepipes and charred logs

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Documentary premiere kicks off historical weekend

For the most elaborate effort yet in a series of local history documentaries, the Hays County Historical Commission commissioned — and then destroyed — a full-scale replica of a Union gunboat. The documentary on Confederate war hero...

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Historical commission builds, destroys Civil War gunboat for documentary

In the most elaborate effort yet in a series of local history documentaries, the Hays County Historical Commission recently commissioned — and then destroyed — a full-scale replica of a Union gun boat for a film on...

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Freethought San Marcos: The Battle and Massacre of the Nueces River

Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS Among Civil War battles, the fight that has come to be known to many as The Battle of the Nueces was not very important, but it may be...

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