One hundred, twenty-four years and one week ago, one of the largest towns in Texas was created between Waco and the town of West. With a population of over 30,000 and named Crush for the man responsible, the town was an American Brigadoon - lasting only one day. Citizens of the temporary city came to see a head-on crash of two Missouri-Kansas - Texas Railroad steam locomotives. An event that will be long remembered after Sept. 15, 1896.
Even during a pandemic, it’s best to not mess with Texas.
Texas in 2000 will record a year of strange weather – at least that is what people are saying with the year almost completed. But what about other strange and unusual weather occurrences that have taken place in the Lone Star State? A preview of a little book, simply called “Texas Weather” and co-authored by probably the most popular weatherman ever to speak over Texas airwaves – Harold Taft of WBAP and Channel 5 in Fort Worth – shows that a lot of goofy weather has happened in our state.
Trees are almost as old as dirt in the construction industry, but they’re new to Texas in the form of the state’s first mass timber office building.
Thunder in the West – The Life and Legends of Billy the Kid is a researched book of a famous character whose life has been lengthened, shortened.