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The March 3, 1910, trial of Allen Brooks, a black man in his 60s charged with molesting a 3-year-old white girl, was interrupted by a Dallas lynch mob hell-bent on dispensing its own barbaric brand of justice. According to the Handbook of Texas, the ...
Local chef's great-grandmother was no Aunt Jemima
Within 30 days, according to the Handbook of Texas, she was able to donate a profit of $800, but the orders kept coming for what was basically the first hot roll mix marketed in the United States. Soon she was selling more than 200 cases per week of ...
Finding a little piece of home in the Irish Flats of San Antonio, South Texas
Many newspaper sources say the settlers moved to San Antonio to get away from these attacks while the “New Handbook of Texas” reports that they came after the revolution in 1839. When the settlers arrived in San Antonio the they settled in the flat ...
Library Friends hold annual banquet
Palestine Herald Press
He served in and out of politics for years and helped found the Texas State Historical Association. He spent most of his life in East Texas, and has been hailed by many as one of the greatest Texans of the late 1800s. The bust of Reagan was donated to ...