The Alamo was under siege when delegates gathered at Washington-on-the-Brazos. The colonists had petitioned Mexico for statehood. They had asked for relief from high taxes. They asked for fair treatment under the 1824 Constitution. Santa Anna refused.
Sometimes students (and teachers) get the mid-winter blahs. Maybe things got a little crazy after Thanksgiving as you tried to find time for school and holidays. Excited students have trouble focusing. Then after Christmas it can take a while to get back on schedule. A field trip might be just the change of pace you need to rejuvenate your enthusiasm, and Spring is a great time of
As I've researched a number of famous people for this year's Happy Birthday series, I've discovered something: Attitude is everything! :) If you've ever wished someone would share with you the secret recipe for riches and success, a grateful and confident attitude is definitely one of the main ingredients...and ANYONE can develop an attitude of gratitude! Many famous and wealthy
Oliver Loving, son of Joseph and Susannah Loving of Kentucky, was born December 4, 1812. At 21 he married Susan Morgan. They began a farm where they grew, among other things, their family of 9 children. But ten years later these Kentucky farmers heard of a deal that was too good to pass up. The Republic of Texas was offering land at bargain prices, so Oliver along with his brother and
The 26th annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival is scheduled for this coming weekend--October 28-30--at the Fort Worth Stockyards. (If you get there Thursday, you can watch the Wagon Train roll in!) I'm still not sure if I can make it this year, but this event is definitely on my Bucket List of things to do in Texas! There'll be a ranch rodeo and team
Dwight David Eisenhower, who would become a beloved World War II General (Five Stars) and the 34th President of the United States, was born in Denison, Texas on October 14, 1890. The third of seven boys, Dwight was the only one born in Texas. His father, an engineer and merchant in Hope, Kansas, moved his family to Texas after his business collapsed due to poor economic conditions. The
The Waco Suspension Bridge collected its first toll January 1, 1870. Constructed with cable supplied by the John Roebling Co., who built the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, the Waco Suspension Bridge was the longest single-span suspension bridge west of the Mississippi. (For comparison, the Brooklyn Bridge was built in 1883 and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco was built
Here are some holiday displays you won’t want to miss! November 25-December 31 A feature city in the annual Trail of Lights that reaches through the Pineywoods into northern Louisiana, the Wonderland of Lights in Marshall, Texas is the granddaddy of them all! Crowned with over 10 million lights, the display begins when Santa Clause arrives at 5:30 the night before Thanksgiving.
Sterling Clack Robertson was empresario of Robertson's colony, a huge tract of land covering much of central Texas. As one member of a group of 70 stockholders calling themselves the Texas Association granted permission to bring in up to 800 families, he was responsible for settling over 600 families. The capital of the colony, Sarahville, was laid out at Falls on the Brazos near
It's been a week for recognizing historical sites in Texas! First the San Antonio missions were recognized as World Heritage treasures, and now the Waco Mammoth Site is all set to become a National Monument! Very cool exhibit, and the bones really tell a story. Read more here or visit the Waco Mammoth National Park website.