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Sep 12 2015

GCHC To Offer Workshop


The Gregg County Historical Commission will offer a workshop to discuss how to develop and submit an application for an Official Texas Historical Marker. The workshop is free and the public is invited to attend on Saturday, September 19, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St, Longview TX 75601. Individuals and organizations …

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Sep 05 2015

Red Oak Missionary Baptist Church Receives Texas Historical Marker


The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has recognized Red Oak Missionary Baptist Church as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it an Official Texas historical Marker. The designation honors Red Oak as an important and educational part of local history. A dedication ceremony to commemorate the event will be held at the church, 2717 …

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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 But a crushed sewage drain line under the slab of the building threatened historical documents kept there by the Records Services Department.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


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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