Texas then and now

This week in the Hill Country

Chaps! A Jingle Jangle Christmas.

Nov 20 – Dec 05, at the Hill Country Arts Foundation in Ingram.

 Mix ‘n’ Mash at Mexic Arte

On December 5th from 6:00pm-10:00pm, Mexic-Arte will hold an Opening Reception for our annual Mix ‘n’ Mash exhibition. The opening will feature a Couture Merchant Fashion Market, A Loteria game with chance to win gifts, a silent auction, live Loteria themed screen printing, festive holiday foods, music, and great fun! Admission will be $25.00 and includes one-year Individual level membership!

Yesterday’s News

1757    Bernardo de Miranda y Flores was lieutenant governor of Texas when he was commissioned to explore the Llano and Colorado regions in search of two rich mineral deposits. On March 29, 1756, he sent glowing accounts to Barrios of his discovery of a “silver mountain” and requested that an assay be made of the ore. On November 23, 1757, the viceroy granted his request and made him captain of a presidio to be established in the region. But the plan was abandoned before it materialized. Miranda was a surveyor and a careful observer; his report was widely used both for its geographic information and for the data on Indian tribes.

1957    Monahan’s Sandhills State Park opens on Park Road 41 near Interstate Highway 20 in northeast Ward and southeast Winkler counties, six miles northeast of Monahans. It comprises 3,840 acres of sand dunes that are a part of a dune field stretching north into New Mexico.

1964    Houston surgeon Michael E. DeBakey and his team performed the first successful coronary artery bypass graft procedure.

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