TSHA in the News
Looking for polka and fried chicken? You'll find it in Praha.
The little Austin County community of Cat Spring was what the Handbook of Texas calls the point of dispersal for early Czech settlements in Fayette, Lavaca, Austin and Washington counties. Before the Czechs arrived in the mid-1850s, the settlement was ...
Crowd gathers to celebrate Fly House's centennial
According to the Handbook of Texas, Sheriff Fly helped save Gregorio Cortez from a lynch by locking himself in the cell at what is now the Jail Museum after Cortez had been found sentenced to 50 years for the murder of Fly's former boss Sheriff Richard M.
Ferguson was first Texas governor to be indicted
According to the Handbook of Texas, the charges had been investigated before, but it wasn't until “he vetoed practically the entire appropriation for the [University of Texas]” over the refusal of the board of regents to remove faculty members he didn ...
Answer Line: A trip down August memory lane
A: I've always liked this story, and I got a refresher from the Handbook of Texas Online. Longview was established in the 1870s when what was then the Southern Pacific Railroad extended track from Marshall into Gregg County and set up a city on land ...