Thursday, August 28th, 2014
For seven long years, Drury worked in secret on an epic tale. Then one day in 1958 he shoved a cardboard box containing the first draft into the hands of a fellow Times staffer with the modest announcement “I’ve written a novel.”
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
During the longest strike in Dallas history, dressmakers tore the clothes off the backs of would-be scabs — and were on the receiving end violence as well.
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Conrad Hilton was looking to buy a bank when stepped off the train at Cisco in 1919. When he couldn’t find a room, he bought his first hotel instead.
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Former governor Jim Ferguson did not taken his unprecedented removal from office lying down.
Friday, July 18th, 2014
When his last rival worthy of the name fled Galveston for a healthier climate on Jul. 21, 1817, pirate and privateer Jean Lafitte, the self-proclaimed “President of Texas,” consolidated complete control of the island.
Monday, July 7th, 2014
Gen. Mier y Teran stood head and shoulders above his corrupt contemporaries. Respected by the majority of his countrymen as the only honest leader in their troubled land, he was also the one Mexican official Texas colonists...
Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
Early arrivals to the Democratic National Convention were greeted by a gruesome sight on the morning of Jun. 20, 1928 – a lynching victim hanging from a Houston bridge.
Friday, June 13th, 2014
Actress Clara Bow had a strict rule against dating married men, but in Dr. Pearson’s case she was willing to make an exception.
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE Choosing his words carefully after an all-day meeting with railroad representatives on May 25, 1949, Mayor T. Leo Moore refrained from declaring victory in his protracted struggle...