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by joe817
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Woman killed by FT Worth PD officer
Replies: 61
Views: 1625

Re: Woman killed by FT Worth PD officer

That was fast! Fort Worth police officer jailed on murder charge after resigning in shooting that killed woman in home https://www.foxnews.com/us/fort-worth-police-officer-in-shooting-investigation It is all well and good that the officer is facing charges and has been disciplined(fired). But the F...
by joe817
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Especially Texan: Jesse Sumpter
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Especially Texan: Jesse Sumpter

"Jesse Sumpter served as a soldier, was appointed as a sheriff and customs inspector, and left his mark as a businessman during his lifetime. Continue reading to learn more about his interesting life and contributions to Texas history. Jesse Sumpter, son of Isom and Susanna (Loving) Sumpter, was bor...
by joe817
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nancy and her $on?
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: Nancy and her $on?

I do too. And POTUS is firing back. Tweeted that she may be guilty of treason.
by joe817
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Sam's Club Requiring ID Card At Door Again
Replies: 43
Views: 1227

Re: Sam's Club Requiring ID Card At Door Again

Went to Sam's in Plano yesterday, they had a woman at the door checking. They don't actually look at whether the card is current. Of course not, the expiration date is not printed on the card ;-) Don't they scan the card when you check out and won't complete the sale if membership not current? Yes....
by joe817
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests & Updates
Topic: Prayers For My Heart Please
Replies: 42
Views: 596

Re: Prayers For My Heart Please

Continuing to pray for you Carl. The Lord is with you.
by joe817
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path - New London, TX
Replies: 2
Views: 839

Re: Off The Beaten Path - New London, TX

Thanks tgot! Horrible, horrible tragedy. If I'm ever that way I'll be sure to stop by.
by joe817
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This Day In Texas History - September 30
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: This Day In Texas History - September 30

Well everybody, it's time to say this again, as I did 3 years ago on this date: Well my friends, it is with a little sadness(and great jubilation :lol: ) that I have to announce, with this September 30 posting of the "This Day In Texas History" series, it is the final posting of the series. I want t...
by joe817
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This Day In Texas History - September 30
Replies: 1
Views: 81

This Day In Texas History - September 30

1672 - Jean L'Archevêque, explorer, soldier, and trader, was born on September 30, 1672, at Bayonne, France. In 1684, at the age of twelve, he joined the expedition of René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, and accompanied him on his expedition to reach the Mississippi. They landed instead at Mata...
by joe817
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Eldorado, TX
Replies: 1
Views: 602

Off The Beaten Path - Eldorado, TX

ELDORADO, TEXAS. Eldorado, the county seat of Schleicher County, is at the intersection of U.S. highways 190 and 277, forty-five miles south of San Angelo near the center of the county. The area was part of a grant made by the state of Texas to the Houston East and West Texas Railway Company in 1878...
by joe817
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Tioga, TX
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Re: Off The Beaten Path - Tioga, TX

Lena wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:48 am
Keep these up I love them reading every day
Thanks. I try to cover all areas of the State....some more than others.
by joe817
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This Day In Texas History - September 29
Replies: 0
Views: 611

This Day In Texas History - September 29

1837 - Tariff policies of the Republic of Texas varied from an approximation of free trade to the imposition of high duties for revenue purposes. In general, East Texas wanted low tariffs or none at all, West Texas and President Sam Houston advocated high customs for revenue, and president Mirabeau ...
by joe817
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fort Wolters
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Fort Wolters

I don't know how this escaped me...if it did. I don't remember doing this one. If I did, please overlook this repeat. FORT WOLTERS. Fort Wolters, established as Camp Wolters in 1925, is four miles east of Mineral Wells in Parker and Palo Pinto counties. It was named for Brig. Gen. Jacob F. Wolters,...
by joe817
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Tioga, TX
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Off The Beaten Path - Tioga, TX

TIOGA, TEXAS. Tioga, twenty miles southwest of Sherman on U.S. Highway 377 in the southwest corner of Grayson County, was founded in 1881 when the Texas and Pacific Railway reached the site. The crew used water from the local well and named the site Tioga, a New York Indian word said to mean "swift ...
by joe817
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This Day In Texas History - September 29
Replies: 0
Views: 73

This Day In Texas History - September 29

1805 - The only legal port in Texas for many years was San Bernard, a coastal region rather than a definite location. It was established by royal decree on September 28, 1805, and was renewed by the Spanish Cortes in 1820. In 1808 Spanish officials surveyed the Matagorda Bay area to obtain informati...

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