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This week in the Hill Country

Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 N. Congress Avenue
April 22, 2016 – September 18, 2016hill-country-food-truck-fest
Recurring daily
Phone: (512) 936-8746
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Price: $8-12

Hill Country Food Truck Fest

Luckenbach Texas
Time: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Luckenbach TX
Price: $15pp Kids under 12 Free!
Category: Entertainment


Yesterday’s News

1875    Margie Belle Boswell, poet, was born in Pueblo, Colorado. She studied at Parker Institute, Whitt, Texas, from 1889 to 1892, then taught in the Fort Worth public schools until 1897, when she married W. E. Boswell. They had eleven children. Mrs. Boswell conducted a poetry program over Station KFJZ in Fort Worth, taught verse technique, contributed poems to literary journals, and published eight books of poetry: The Mockingbird and Other Poems (1926), Scattered Leaves (1932), The Upward Way(1937), Wings Against the Dawn (1945), The Light Still Burns (1952), Starward (1956), Sunrise in the Valley (1959), and Selected Poems and Little Lines (1962). She wrote feature articles as well as verse and, beginning in 1937, contributed a column to the Fort Worth Press. She was president of the American Poetry League and a member of several poetry societies, including the Poetry Society of Texas. She won several poetry prizes and established the Boswell Poetry Prize at Texas Christian University. She was a member of the University Christian Church in Fort Worth. She died in Fort Worth on May 29, 1963, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery there.

1942    Gene Roddenberry married Eileen Anita Rexroat. They had two children and divorced in 1969. Later that year Roddenberry married Majel Leigh Hudec, better known as Majel Barrett. Roddenberry visiting-enterprisewas born in El Paso in 1921, although he grew up in Los Angeles and received an A.A. degree from Los Angeles City College. He qualified for a pilot’s license and served in the United States Air Force from 1941 to 1945. He flew a B-17 Flying Fortress on eighty-nine missions, including Guadalcanal and Bougainville, and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, and several other decorations. After the war Roddenberry became a pilot with Pan American Airlines and survived a crash in the Syrian desert in which fourteen people were killed. From 1949 to 1956 he worked for the Los Angeles Police Department, where he was a sergeant from 1954 to 1956 and worked as departmental spokesman and as Chief William H. Parker’s speechwriter. He also began writing for television. Roddenberry is best remembered for Star Trek, which premiered in 1966 and ran until 1969.

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