Texas: then and now

Last day to drop your name in to the drawing for a signed copy of Black & White & Dead All Over over at the Goodreads giveaway!

This week in the Hill Country

This looks like a sure bet! Wish I could go, but Kerrville’s a good 3 hour drive each way.

Pirates of Penzance

Cailloux Theater
Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cailloux Theater, Kerrville TX
Category: Stage Production

Yesterday’s news

1716: Antonio Margil de Jesús referred to the area of Texas north of the Medina River as “Nuevas Filipinas,” the New Philippines. Apparently that was an alternative name for the area back then.

1857: John Bell Hood sustained an arrow wound to the left hand in action against the Comanches near the headwaters of the Devils River on July 20, 1857. This was one of the most severe fights engaged in by the Second Cavalry [of the U.S.] in Texas.

1930: The Texas-New Mexico railway reached Lovington, N.M. from Monahans, Texas. In 1933 the company leased one locomotive, one freight car, and one passenger car. Passenger revenues in 1952 totaled $56, while freight revenues totaled $1,209,996. That passenger figure makes sense, but what the dickens were they shipping? On the map (see below), it looks like going from the middle of nowhere to the back of beyond.

 

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