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by joe817
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: No place but Alabama
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Re: No place but Alabama

philip964 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:18 pm
https://www.al.com/news/huntsville/2019 ... ators.html

What’s worse than a meth attack squirrel, how about a meth-gator.
That's about as bad as feeding a snake uranium to turn it into a "super snake". :lol:
by joe817
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This Day In Texas History - July 15
Replies: 0
Views: 13

This Day In Texas History - July 15

1824 - Stephen F. Austin granted Robert Hardin (or Hampton) Kuykendall two leagues of land, one on the east side and one on the west side of the Colorado River. Kuykendall established his home on the east league near the site of present Glen Flora and named it Pleasant Farm Plantation. 1836 - Almanz...
by joe817
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fort Elliott
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Fort Elliott

FORT ELLIOTT. Fort Elliott was the United States Army outpost in the eastern Texas Panhandle from 1875 to 1890. Though never involved in a major military engagement, it helped transform the Panhandle from Indian hunting territory into a settlement area. Troops from Fort Elliott patrolled the borders...
by joe817
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Poteet, TX
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Off The Beaten Path - Poteet, TX

POTEET, TEXAS. Poteet is on Farm Road 476 and State Highway 16, twenty miles south of San Antonio in north central Atascosa County. It was named for its first postmaster, Francis Marion Poteet, who operated the post office out of his blacksmith shop beginning in 1886. The town had a cotton gin, a gr...
by joe817
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests & Updates
Topic: Prayers For My Mom
Replies: 10
Views: 148

Re: Prayers For My Mom

An incredibly difficult decision to make, to be sure. Prayers for your Mom, your sister, your family and yourself as you all ask for His guidance. Is assisted living an option?
by joe817
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: CA: No place but California
Replies: 275
Views: 17955

Re: CA: No place but California

https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/07/09/san-francisco-school-board-votes-to-paint-over-george-washington-mural/ San Fransisco school board votes to paint over 13 depression era WPA murals depicting the life of George Washington, painted by a prominent Russian American art professor from Stanford Uni...
by joe817
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Pampa, TX
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Off The Beaten Path - Pampa, TX

Interesting SIA. Thanks!
by joe817
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fort Duncan
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Fort Duncan

FORT DUNCAN. Fort Duncan, on the east side of the Rio Grande above Eagle Pass in Maverick County, was established by order of Maj. Gen. William J. Worth on March 27, 1849, when Capt. Sidney Burbank occupied the site with companies A, B, and F of the First United States Infantry. John Twohig owned th...
by joe817
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This Day In Texas History - July 14
Replies: 0
Views: 25

This Day In Texas History - July 14

1805 - Charlotte Allen was born. She is known as the "Mother of Houston." Her and her brothers bought land along Buffalo Bayou to establish the town in 1836. 1832 - The expedition of José Antonio Mexía during the summer of 1832 had two purposes: the carrying into execution of the Plan of Vera Cruz a...
by joe817
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Pampa, TX
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Off The Beaten Path - Pampa, TX

PAMPA, TEXAS. Pampa, the county seat and largest town in Gray County, is at the junction of U.S. highway 60 and State highways 70, 152, and 273, in the northwestern part of the county. The site, once owned by the Francklyn Land and Cattle Company (later White Deer Land Company), was designated as a ...
by joe817
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests & Updates
Topic: Wife Sick with Cancer.
Replies: 634
Views: 40649

Re: Wife Sick with Cancer.

Down 70 pounds! Paid for the Tombstone :tiphat: I weep every time I visit the grave! I know you weep. It is normal and to be expected. You are in the grieving stages and the Lord will tell you when you may cease. It will take time my friend. Keep the Faith, That's what Amy would have want. God Bles...
by joe817
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Especially Texan: Ray Rector
Replies: 0
Views: 132

Especially Texan: Ray Rector

"Ray Rector was one of the most respected photographers of life on the Texas ranch. Continue reading the article below to find out more about his adventurous life. Ray Rector, son of Washington Swisher and Myra Melinda (Selvidge) Rector, was born at Indian Gap, Texas, on November 23, 1884. His fathe...
by joe817
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fort Ringgold
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Fort Ringgold

FORT RINGGOLD. Fort Ringgold, the southernmost installation of the western tier of forts constructed at the end of the Mexican War, stood guard for nearly a century over the Rio Grande and Rio Grande City. On October 26, 1848, Bvt. Maj. Joseph H. LaMotte led two companies of the First United States ...
by joe817
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This Day In Texas History - July 13
Replies: 0
Views: 26

This Day In Texas History - July 13

1824 - The Coushatta Trace was a road from Louisiana into Texas that was used by the Coushatta Indians in their hunting and trading activities. It was an important middle road between the better-known and Spanish-patrolled Atascosito Road along the Texas coast and the Old San Antonio Road farther in...
by joe817
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Marble Falls, Texas
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Off The Beaten Path - Marble Falls, Texas

MARBLE FALLS, TEXAS. Marble Falls is on the Colorado River at the intersection of U.S. Highway 281 and Farm Road 1431, thirteen miles southeast of Burnet in southern Burnet County. The falls for which the town was named were used as a landmark by travelers and were referred to as the "great falls" o...

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