Around Texas

March 3, 2013
Come and Take it Cannon

Celebrating Texas Independence Day – March 2

The first shot of the Texas Revolution was fired at the Battle of Gonzales on Oct. 2, 1835. On March 2, 1836, the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico was adopted at the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos. The war ended in April 1836 when Santa Anna was captured at San Jacinto and forced to sign the Treaties of Velasco.
March 3, 2010
True Women Book Tour Sign

True Women and Pecans in Seguin, Texas

If you are a fan of True Women, Janice Woods Windle’s 1994 bestselling novel about Texas women, war and adventure, then you know about Seguin, Texas. […]
January 18, 2010
Two story house

Hollywood Stars and Smithville, Texas

What do Hollywood stars Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick, Jr., Sean Penn, Ryan Reynolds, Brad Pitt and Jon Gries have in common? They’ve all filmed movies in […]
June 17, 2009
Sabine Pass High School after Hurricane Rita

Sabine Pass, Texas – Hurricanes Rita and Ike

Sabine Pass and Hurricane Ike – September 2008 The residents of Sabine Pass, Texas are all too familiar with hurricanes. After residents there spent years recovering […]
April 15, 2009
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An Oasis for Birds at Shangri La Gardens in Orange, Texas

Green Heron Many birds flew high above our pontoon boat as we slowly cruised Adams Bayou. We were lucky to spot a Green Heron perched in […]
April 15, 2009
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Beauty, Peace and Enlightenment at Shangri La Gardens

Inspired by the 1933 book Lost Horizon, Texas timber baron and philanthropist Lutcher Stark had a vision of creating his own Shangri La — a place […]