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Students Find and Study Historical Markers
Studying historical markers is a wonderful way to learn the history of an area -- and the San Jacinto News-Times reports that's precisely what some school kids in San Jacinto County did this summer.
Texas State Railroad Under New Owners
The Jacksonville Daily Progress reports months of uncertainty over the future of the Texas State Railroad have been laid to rest.  All the official paper-work has been signed and the historic east Texas railroad is now under new ownership and management.
Ahoy! All Hands on Deck! Keep the Boat!!
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip, that started from a tropic port aboard this tiny ship.  OK, it's not "The Minnow" that made Gilligan's Island famous, but she is a tiny ship and she's been parked next to the Jack in the …
Battleship Texas Dry Berth Plans On Hold
Because of the ever increasing costs of repairing the old dreadnought, plans to build a dry berth around the ancient Battleship Texas have been moved to the back burner - for now.  The old ship's future -- if it even has one -- is now in serious doubt.
The ship's managers are spending all the money t…
Perrys Show Off Restored Governor’s Mansion
Has it really been four years?  It was in 2008 that an arsonist set fire to the historic Texas Governors Mansion across the street from the State  Capitol in Austin, but that's history now.  The Austin American-Statesman reports the mansion is ready to be the Governor's home…
Lufkin Juneteenth Celebration Starts Saturday
Juneteenth -- June 19th -- is the anniversary of the official ending of slavery in the United States.  It was on that date in 1865 that Union Army General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston, and proclaimed the Emancipation Proclamation that abolished slavery and freed the slaves in the 10 Confe…
B’Ship Texas Leaking — Is She Doomed?
The historic 100 year old Battleship Texas at San Jacinto State Park is fighting a new enemy, and she may not win this battle.  She's so rusty her hull is leaking. Worse, fixing this latest leak is like trying to save a dying man with a band-aid. It's sad to contemplate, but this most…

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