Dear Heloise: I have a job that requires me to travel at least three or four nights a week. If I’ve learned anything, it’s to travel light. I have some hints that might be of interest to your readers. Having traveled each week for over 20 years, I’ve learned a lot.
The career of Tom “Black Jack” Ketchum, the most successful train robber in the Old West, reached the end of the line on Apr. 26, 1901. Kicked out of his own gang, the hard-bitten badman made the fatal mistake of trying to go it alone.
Editor’s note: Kamryn Nichols, a Mexia High School senior, placed in the top-12 in the state (Class 1A-6A) UIL historical essay competation, based on an African American person or group of people that made a positive impact in the state of Texas. Nichols chose to focus her essay on the Dunbar-Douglas alumni, teachers and administrators and the association that keeps their memory alive. Following is her essay:
The Texas Department of Transportation wants motorists to be aware of dangerous conditions in road construction zones after crashes in those zones killed 244 people last year.
Clutching the telegram with the news of a brother Ranger’s murder, John R. Hughes stormed into the Marfa office of his commander on Apr. 17, 1889 and announced through clenched teeth, “I want to go after Parra.”