Tag Archive: history

Jun 30 2015

Record Services Works to Preserve County History

The basement of the Smith County Cotton Belt Building is filled with history. But a crushed sewage drain line under the slab of the building threatened historical documents kept there by the Records Services Department. Last week, Rudd Services employees began digging a more than 100-foot trench to unearth sewage pipes to fix the leak. …

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Jun 25 2015

Putting ‘Independence’ Back in Independence Day

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Studying history can help us imagine ways to gain more control over our lives at work and at home. By Jack Kelly When we fire up the grill on the Fourth of July, few of us take time to consider what “independence” is all about. We live in the land of liberty. We celebrate freedom. …

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Oct 23 2013

Washington’s “R” Word:The football team of the nation’s capital region needs a new name that’s not a racial slur

On a recent Sunday, as Dallas and Washington revived their annual NFL football rivalry, they also landed in the middle of an escalating fight over the Washington football team’s name. As part of its “Change the Mascot” campaign, the Oneida Indian Nation is running radio ads in Dallas and the other cities where the Washington …

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Jun 26 2013

Figs: A Texas heritage

Lately, I have received a few calls about fig trees and caring for them so I thought I would pass along a little information on the topic that I was able to gain along the way. Figs are one of the oldest cultivated fruit crops. Indications are they were first cultivated about 11,000 years ago. …

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Apr 22 2013

Historical commission welcomes new members

According to GCHC Chairman Gordon Northcutt, recently appointed to two-year commission terms are Paul Anderson, Longview; Fallon Burns, Kilgore; Steven Kimbro, Longview; Johnny King, Longview; Bennie Moore, Gladewater; Sylvia Nelson, Kilgore; Elaine Roddy, Gladewater; and Debbie Sadler, Longview. “We are excited to welcome these new members to the Commission,” Northcutt said. “The Gregg County Historical …

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Apr 01 2013

American History bill: Aiming for a more inclusive curriculum

National studies reveal that American universities falter at civic education, having forgotten Jefferson’s warning that any country expecting to be both “ignorant and free” expects “what never was and never will be.” Happily, Texas, since 1955, has required collegiate courses in American history. Unhappily, this requirement is not always followed. To correct this through clarifying …

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May 01 2012

“Lost in Tyler” event May 4

Discover more about Tyler’s historic legacy and the economic value of historic preservation and tools available to you at “Lost in Tyler,” a unique event set for Friday, May 4 at Liberty Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.   Revel in the atmosphere of the Liberty at 103 E. Erwin while you learn about Tyler’s …

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Mar 27 2012

Walking history tour slated

The Oakwood Cemetery Restoration Committee will present its annual “Spirits of Oakwood” walking history tour through Oakwood Cemetery on Saturday, March 31 from 1-4:30 p.m.   Guests will be guided through the gravesites while historians in period dress portray early merchants and settlers buried in the old cemetery. Tours will begin every 15 minutes and …

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