The three-day search for a missing private plane in the mountains of Virginia ended on May 31, 1971 with the discovery of the wreckage containing the bodies of the pilot and five passengers. Among the crash victims was Audie Murphy, Texas-born war hero and movie star. For a teenaged autograph seeker, he once scribbled, “Audie [...]
Landing at the port of Veracruz on May 26, 1785, Bernardo de Galvez set out for Mexico City to take his dead father’s place as viceroy of New Spain. The Spaniard destined to play an important part in the American Revolution and to leave a lasting impression in Mexico, Texas and Louisiana was born in [...]
With a death sentence hanging over his head, John Dunn Hunter spent another sleepless night on May 7, 1827 praying for a last-minute reprieve that would spare his life. More often than not, the blame for the clumsy attempt to seize East Texas from Mexico is pinned on the brother empressarios, Haden and Benjamin Edwards. [...]
On April 23, 1926, Bessie Coleman made the last payment on her new airplane and arranged for the second-hand Jenny to be flown to Jacksonville, Florida, site of her next air show. “Brave Bessie” was born in 1893 less than a dozen miles from the Arkansas border at the northeast Texas community of Atlanta. Her [...]
Passing through a West Texas town on March 27, 1901, the most dangerous member of the Wild Bunch shot a stranger for no reason at all and left him to die.
The cover of the March 25, 1957 issue of Sports Illustrated featured a former chicken farmer, the magazine’s choice for “driver of the year” for the second year in a row.
A 97-year-old ex-slave told a newspaper reporter on Mar. 13, 1938 that his “proudest possession” was the memory of his famous former master, Sam Houston.
The Associated Press announced on March 4, 1968 that Guy V. Lewis of the undefeated and number-one ranked Houston Cougars had been elected the college basketball “Coach of the Year” by the nation’s sportswriters.
The Associated Press announced on Mar. 4, 1968 that Guy V. Lewis of the undefeated and number-one ranked Houston Cougars had been elected the college basketball “Coach of the Year” by the nation’s sportswriters.
Buck Barry stayed in his native North Carolina just long to marry an old flame on Feb. 24, 1847 before coming back to Texas to start a family.
February 22, 2013 | Posted in Bartee Haile
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