Texas now and then

This week in the Hill Country

TX GERMAN BIER & KASE FESTIVAL

Saengerrunde Hall
1605 San Jacinto Boulevard, June 4, 2016 texas-4000
Time: 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Price: $45 GA, $20 Members

Texas 4000 ATLAS Ride

Jnue 4. Starts at 8:00; ends at 4:00pm. 

You MUST REGISTER!

A 700+ person cycling event from Cedar Park to Lampasas where supporters can ride the first 25, 50 or 70 miles with the Texas 4000 team as they start their 70-day journey. Enjoy beautiful views, rolling hills and the wildlife of the Texas Hill Country. A post-ride festival will happen at the finish line; festival activities include a barbecue, live music, a presentation by the Texas 4000 team and more!

Yesterday’s News

1843    Jacob Snively petitioned the government of the Texas republic for permission to organize an expedition for the purpose of intercepting and capturing the property of Mexican traders who might pass through territory claimed by Texas on the Santa Fe Trail. The Texans wanted to retaliate for indignities heaped upon them in earlier expeditions.The War Department authorized the organization of a force not to exceed 300 men. The expedition was not to be regarded as a government undertaking, although the spoils of the campaign, to be taken only in honorable warfare, were to be divided equally between the government and the members of the expedition. The force marched westward along the old Chihuahua Trail. Upon reaching the Arkansas, the first objective of the Texans was to orient themselves with their physical surroundings. The spy company immediately became active, while the main command moved from camp site to camp site along the south bank of the river. On May 30 Texan hopes were aroused by the spies’ discovery of evidence of a wagon train, but on the following day they learned that the train belonged to some traders from Bent’s Fort.

tx-central-rr1879    The Texas Central Railway Company was chartered on May 30, 1879, to serve as a feeder line to the Houston and Texas Central Railway Company. Although originally chartered to run from Ross Station, near Waco, in McLennan County to the center of Eastland County, the Texas Central charter was subsequently amended to authorize the company to extend to the state line in Sherman County with the ultimate destination as the state of Colorado

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