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Fri
13
Mar

Cowboy’s Guide to Vegetarian’s

In an effort to foster an understanding between cowboys and vegetarians, it is crucial to debunk certain myths. MYTH #1) Vegetarians are all left wing, liberal Democrats raised by Baby Boomers who voted for Al Gore. Not so. The average vegetarian is a 48 year-old woman who was forced to eat her broccoli before she could have dessert! It was not until President  Bush came out of the closet and announced his dislike for broccoli, that he found a cause some vegetarians could rally behind! Three registered as Republicans!

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Fri
13
Mar

WHARTON BROTHERS DIED BEFORE THEIR TIME

by Bartee Haile

William H. Wharton was still mourning the premature passing of his younger brother, when he accidentally cut his own life short on Mar. 14, 1839. At ages 14 and 10, William and John Austin Wharton suddenly became orphans after losing both parents in 1816. A big-hearted uncle in their hometown of Nashville, Tennessee opened his home to the boys and three other siblings. Jesse Wharton not only kept the children together but provided each of them with a first-class education.

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Fri
06
Mar

THE TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY

During my senior year at Baylor I made several trips to Monterrey, Mexico to visit the family I lived with while attending Monterrey Tec the previous summer. At certain times of year the wonderful aroma of orange blossoms around the little town of Catarina practically intoxicated me, made me feel good to smell that natural perfume.
 
Fri
06
Mar

LYNCH MOBS BRING SHAME TO TWO TEXAS TOWNS

The Mar. 3, 1910 trial of Allen Brooks, a black man in his sixties charged with molesting a three year old white girl, was interrupted by a Dallas lynch mob hellbent on dispensing its own barbaric brand of justice
 
Fri
06
Mar

LYNCH MOBS BRING SHAME TO TWO TEXAS TOWNS

The Mar. 3, 1910 trial of Allen Brooks, a black man in his sixties charged with molesting a three year old white girl, was interrupted by a Dallas lynch mob hellbent on dispensing its own barbaric brand of justice
 
Thu
26
Feb

THE LITTLE CREAMERY IN BRENHAM

Joe Robertson has been with Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham twenty-nine years. He started out as a driversalesman in Dallas. “I drove a Blue Bell truck for seven years and just moved on up,” he says. Joe now manages the company’s advertising and public relations. He knows Blue Bell. “We have between fifty and sixty flavors out at any given time and every year we put out five to six new flavors. We get those ideas from all kinds of places. Our consumers of course have ideas for us and they send those to us.

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Thu
26
Feb

LYNCH MOBS BRING SHAME TO TWO TEXAS TOWNS

by Bartee Haile

The Mar. 3, 1910 trial of Allen Brooks, a black man in his sixties charged with molesting a three year old white girl, was interrupted by a Dallas lynch mob hellbent on dispensing its own barbaric brand of justice. According to the Handbook of Texas, the last word on all  things Texan, there were 492 lynchings in Texas between 1862 and1930. Most were carried out in the dead of night far from prying eyes, but more than a few illegal “executions” took place in broad daylight before thousands of spectators.

 

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Thu
19
Feb

How Cold Was It?

It was cold this winter. How cold was it? It was so cold every calf north of Cabool, Missouri that was at least 1/8 Bramer sold himself and bought a ticket to Brownsville! -so cold every coyote in Idaho carried jumper cables to start the jack rabbits! -so cold every vegetable farmer in California remembered where he came from!

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Thu
19
Feb

DALLAS LOVE TRIANGLE ENDED IN MURDER

by Bartee Haile

On Feb. 23, 1942, the estranged wife of a Dallas newspaper columnist went on trial for the fatal shooting of her husband’s notso-secret lover. Back in 1979, D Magazine talked a former employee of The Dispatch into reminiscing about Dallas’ gone but not forgotten tabloid that drove the establishment nuts and kept its readers entertained. No one had to twist Al Harting’s arm, however. He liked nothing better than to relive those wild and crazy days as a reporter for The Dispatch.

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Tue
10
Feb

Good Horse, Good Dog, And a Good…

by Baxter Black
 
A good cowboy should have three things; a good horse, a good dog and . I left the last one blank so you could fill in your own. Some might choose a good woman, others a good banker, a job in town, a silver bit, a full can of Copenhagen or Saturday off.
 

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