Texas then and now

This week in the Hill Country

Gruene Hall 129th Annual Gruene Music & Wine Fest
This Americana event benefiting United Way of Comal County features the best in live Texas music and the best in Texas food, wine and beer at Gruene Hall and The Grapevine.




Yesterday’s news

1835        Gen. Martín Perfecto de Cos marched from Goliad. Goliad, known before 1829 as La Bahía,  had immense strategic importance, since it guarded the supply line from the coast to San Antonio. This is a Goliad— the story of the battles around Goliad — but we know it ends. The gringos won.

1930        The East Texas Oilfield is discovered. Located in central Gregg, western Rusk, southern Upshur, southeastern Smith, and northeastern Cherokee counties in the east central part of the state, it is the largest and most prolific oil reservoir in the contiguous United States. The photograph below is of Spindletop.

Spindletop Oil Field 1 1

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