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by joe817
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Muleshoe
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Off The Beaten Path - Muleshoe

MULESHOE, TEXAS . Muleshoe, the county seat of Bailey County, is on U.S. Highway 84 in the Blackwater Valley. It was founded when the Pecos and Northern Texas Railway laid tracks across the county in 1913 and was named for the nearby Muleshoe Ranch. In 1917, when the county was organized, Muleshoe ...
by joe817
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:40 am
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Topic: Letters From The Past- Col. Fannin to Gov. J.W. Robinson
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Letters From The Past- Col. Fannin to Gov. J.W. Robinson

As tensions continue to rise in the Texans' camp, Fannin continues to update Robinson on the dire conditions he is facing: Letter from FANNIN to ROBINSON. [February 22, 1836]: "[Dear Sir:] You will pardon me for not giving you more of my time, when I tell you that I have too much to do, to suffer me...
by joe817
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:38 am
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Topic: This Day In Texas History - February 22
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Views: 18

This Day In Texas History - February 22

1792 - The earliest Spanish land grant was El Agostadero de San Juan Carricitos, made to José Narciso Cabazos. Cabazos immediately settled the land and stocked his ranch with 900 cattle; his grant contained more than a half million acres and included much of the area of future Willacy County and par...
by joe817
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: TX: Caucasian panhandlers in Houston prominently holding cell phones
Replies: 7
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Re: TX: Caucasian panhandlers in Houston prominently holding cell phones

We have a local homeless guy that shows up at the library almost every day with his backpack, laptop, smartphone and tall coffee. He never solicits money at the library that I have seen. Could he be skimming(or whatever the term is for extracting sensitive personal info from your smart phone) ? I d...
by joe817
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 2046 - Mental Health Initiatives in Public Schools (funded by LTC)
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: HB 2046 - Mental Health Initiatives in Public Schools (funded by LTC)

Creates a grant program to fund mental health initiatives that address prevention and the impact of gun violence. Limited to counties with a population of 2-3.3 million (Bexar, Dallas, Tarrant) Just Dallas and Tarrant. Bexar is just under 1.8 million. Statewide tax for two counties? Sure, that soun...
by joe817
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 2015 - Mandatory body cameras for SWAT
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: HB 2015 - Mandatory body cameras for SWAT

WTR wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:23 pm
Papa_Tiger wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:14 pm
https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/Hi ... ill=HB2015

Seems like a reaction to the raid in Houston.

How about mandatory body cameras for all Police Officers. No matter what the assignment.
This! ^^^^
by joe817
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path In Texas - Bug Tussle, TX
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Off The Beaten Path In Texas - Bug Tussle, TX

Pawpaw wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:28 pm
I've been through Bug Tussle many times. Growing up, I had a lot of relatives in and around Ladonia. Lots of good memories.

My maternal grand parents used to live near another "off the beaten path" location not too far from Ladonia... Jot 'Em Down.
Thanks Pawpaw! :tiphat:
by joe817
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 2046 - Mental Health Initiatives in Public Schools (funded by LTC)
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: HB 2046 - Mental Health Initiatives in Public Schools (funded by LTC)

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HB2046 Creates a grant program to fund mental health initiatives that address prevention and the impact of gun violence. Limited to counties with a population of 2-3.3 million (Bexar, Dallas, Tarrant) To fund this grant, increases t...
by joe817
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path In Texas - Bug Tussle, TX
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Off The Beaten Path In Texas - Bug Tussle, TX

You forgot to mention the annual "BugTussle Trek" with it's parade of antique/special cars through the area. http://www.ntxe-news.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi?archive=70&num=107439 "The trek began Saturday morning in Farmersville and the first stop was on the Leonard Square"........ Thanks for ...
by joe817
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path In Texas - Bug Tussle, TX
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Off The Beaten Path In Texas - Bug Tussle, TX

Bug Tussle is at the junction of Farm Road 1550 and State Highway 34, ten miles south of Honey Grove and five miles north of Ladonia in southeastern Fannin County. The community was initially called Truss, after John Truss, who settled there. It was founded in the 1890s and had a post office in 1893...
by joe817
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This Day In Texas History - February 21
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: This Day In Texas History - February 21

Letters From The Past 1836 - James W. Fannin wrote from Goliad(named now Fort Defiance) to James W. Robinson(Governor) the following letter of this date. Fannin is pessimistic that reinforcements will arrive in time to be of much help in fortifying Goliad.: "It affords me some little satisfaction t...
by joe817
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This Day In Texas History - February 21
Replies: 1
Views: 26

This Day In Texas History - February 21

1795 - Future Mexican President and Military General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was born. In 1836, Santa Anna would lead a force of Mexican troops into Texas to put down a rebellion by Americans turn Texans, which included battles at the Alamo and Goliad before Santa Anna was defeated at San Jacint...
by joe817
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MA: Elizabeth Warren claims to have been assaulted by two men in colonial uniforms with a small pox infected blanket
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: MA: Elizabeth Warren claims to have been assaulted by two men in colonial uniforms with a small pox infected blanket

That's the same place that reported that Ruth Bader Ginsberg recalled being sexually assaulted by Abe Lincoln at the 1860 Republican Party. My personal favorite: Church Service Canceled After Guitar Cable Identifies As Female https://babylonbee.com/img/articles/article-681.jpg ARLINGTON, TX—Service...
by joe817
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path In Texas - Dimebox
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Off The Beaten Path In Texas - Dimebox

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:19 pm
Cool! Thanks for looking this one up!
Most welcome! Stay tuned for another one tomorrow.
by joe817
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path In Texas - Dimebox
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Off The Beaten Path In Texas - Dimebox

Dime Box is on Farm Road 141 twelve miles northeast of Giddings in eastern Lee County. It originated between 1869 and 1877, when a settler built a sawmill near what is now State Highway 21, three miles northwest of the site of the present community. Records suggest that the mill's builder was Joseph...

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