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2016 Llano Fiddle Fest Weekend, Apr. 2 & 3

The Llano Open Fiddle Contest will be held at the historic LanTex Theater in downtown Llano on fiddle-festSaturday April 2nd, 2016. Festival activities begin on Friday with the Llano Air Fiddle and Anything Goes – Tricks and Licks competitions.  This year’s Open Fiddle Contest will include youth, senior, open, and accompanist divisions. Saturday’s activities will also include an evening music concert.  On Sunday morning, an early service with cowboy breakfast and Texas fiddle music will conclude the weekend of musical activities.


Flatbed Press and Gallery
2830 East MLK Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX
March 15, 2016 – April 30, 2016

Flatbed Press is pleased to present “Hard Luck Honky Tonk,” an exhibition of fine art screen prints from iconic Houston-based gig poster artist and graphic designer Carlos Hernandez.

Yesterday’s News

1843    A number of Indian tribes including the Caddos, Delawares, Wacos, Tawakonis, Lipan Apaches,caddo-chiefs and Tonkawas went to a council on Tehuacana Creek near the Torrey Brothers trading post south of the site of present Waco. The Wacos, Caddos, and other smaller groups met with Texans and entered into a treaty of peace that was ratified by the Texas Senate, but the absence of the Comanches caused President Sam Houston to call another council to meet at Tehuacana Creek near the Torreys’ trading post in McLennan County in April 1844. The April council convened without the Comanches, but by October 7, 1844, negotiations began between Houston and a part of the southern Comanches, Kichais, Wacos, Caddos, Anadarkos, Hainais, Delawares, Shawnees, Cherokees, Lipan Apaches, and Tawakonis. The treaty of peace and commerce signed on October 9, 1844, was ratified by the Texas Senate on January 24, 1845. A council met on September 19, 1845, and on November 15 a supplementary council convened at which the Wacos, Tawakonis, Kichais, and Wichitas agreed to the treaty of October 9, 1844. The last council ended on November 16, 1845.

Pretty sure those treaties have been long since abrogated.

1910    The Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway Company of Texas was chartered on March 28, 1910, as the Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway Company of Texas. The name was changed on April 2, 1921. The company operated nearly nine miles of line from the Red River near Carpenter’s Bluff to Denison as well as terminal trackage at Denison. At the Red River the KO&GT connected with the Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway Company, thus forming a through route from Denison to Baxter Springs, Kansas.


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