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T. Boone Pickens selling unbelievable Panhandle ranch for $250 million
 T. Boone Pickens liked quail hunting. So in 1971, he bought a few thousand acres in Roberts County in the Texas Panhandle, between Pampa and Perryton and a far piece from anywhere else. He stayed warm in small livestock feed house while he was hunting. He loved it. And when a multimillionaire loves something ... Almost 50 years later, Mesa...

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T. Boone Pickens liked quail hunting. So in 1971, he bought a few thousand acres in Roberts County in the Texas Panhandle, between Pampa and Perryton and a far piece from anywhere else. He stayed warm in small livestock feed house while he was hunting. He loved it. And when a multimillionaire loves something ... Almost 50 years later, Mesa...
Abilene Christian University vs. Hooters: Who is surprised by this?
 It’s quite possible you’ve already heard the story about Abilene Christian University urging its students not to apply for a job at the Hooters they are building in Abilene.  Yes, the Abilene Reporter-News has reported that the university released this statement: “We have asked students to consider both what Hooters...

Posted: 10 days ago

It’s quite possible you’ve already heard the story about Abilene Christian University urging its students not to apply for a job at the Hooters they are building in Abilene.  Yes, the Abilene Reporter-News has reported that the university released this statement: “We have asked students to consider both what Hooters...
Forty years ago tonight, the Sex Pistols brought chaos to Dallas
 Variations of the photo are familiar to most everyone interested in Texas music history. There’s the large sign for the historic Dallas venue The Longhorn Ballroom, and on the marquee beneath it: Sex Pistols (Tonite!) and Merle Haggard. Haggard, of course, was on his way to becoming one of the most legendary country artists in history...

Posted: 11 days ago

Variations of the photo are familiar to most everyone interested in Texas music history. There’s the large sign for the historic Dallas venue The Longhorn Ballroom, and on the marquee beneath it: Sex Pistols (Tonite!) and Merle Haggard. Haggard, of course, was on his way to becoming one of the most legendary country artists in history...
Video: A five-foot snake in a toilet meets his match in a Texas outdoorsman
 The YouTube video begins with a camera peering into a toilet with something poking out from the watery depths. It’s headed the wrong direction. It’s coming this way. A reptilian head emerges and comes up for air, forked tongue flickering. A voice rises above the gentle acoustic guitar playing in the background: “That...

Posted: 11 days ago

The YouTube video begins with a camera peering into a toilet with something poking out from the watery depths. It’s headed the wrong direction. It’s coming this way. A reptilian head emerges and comes up for air, forked tongue flickering. A voice rises above the gentle acoustic guitar playing in the background: “That...
A deeper look at Spindletop and the day that forever changed Texas
 Forty years to the day after a geyser of oil changed the course of Texas history, an obelisk of pink granite was placed on a mound of earth southwest of Beaumont. Etched into the granite were these lines: “On this spot on the the tenth day of the Twentieth Century a new era of civilization began.” Nearly eight decades after that...

Posted: 11 days ago

Forty years to the day after a geyser of oil changed the course of Texas history, an obelisk of pink granite was placed on a mound of earth southwest of Beaumont. Etched into the granite were these lines: “On this spot on the the tenth day of the Twentieth Century a new era of civilization began.” Nearly eight decades after that...
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