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June 14, 2024 by Cole Strehlow

FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2024 Good morning! On this day in 1920, Sul Ross State University opened its doors to seventy-seven students in Alpine, the county seat of Brewster County. Today, … Continue reading Friday, June 14, 2024

June 13, 2024 by Cole Strehlow

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2024 Good morning! On this day in 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt signed legislation authorizing $25 million to build Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. The 20,000-acre base is … Continue reading Thursday, June 13, 2024

June 12, 2024 by Cole Strehlow

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2024 Good morning! On this day in 1969, El Paso County gave the prehistoric Hueco Tanks to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The three 450-foot-tall granite … Continue reading Wednesday, June 12, 2024

June 11, 2024 by Cole Strehlow

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2024 Good morning! On this day in 1865, around 50 armed robbers raided the state treasury in Austin, escaping with about $17,000 in gold and silver coins. … Continue reading Tuesday, June 11, 2024

June 10, 2024 by Cole Strehlow

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2024 Good morning! On this day in 1940, the first Lone Star Boys’ State program was held in Austin with 108 participants. Sponsored by the American Legion, … Continue reading Monday, June 10, 2024

June 7, 2024 by Cole Strehlow

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024 Good morning! On this day in 1876, construction began on Fort Sam Houston northeast of San Antonio. It was a major training installation during World War … Continue reading Friday, June 7, 2024

June 6, 2024 by Cole Strehlow

THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2024 Good morning! On this day in 1944, James Earl Rudder, a native of Eden, Texas, commanded the Second Ranger Battalion during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, … Continue reading Thursday, June 6, 2024

June 5, 2024 by Cole Strehlow

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2024 Good morning! On this day in 1837, the Republic of Texas granted a charter for Independence Academy in Washington County. In 1845, the school was donated … Continue reading Wednesday, June 5, 2024

June 4, 2024 by Cole Strehlow

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2024 Good morning! On this day in 1897, Booker T. Washington delivered the first commencement address at Prairie View Normal Institute, which was later renamed Prairie View … Continue reading Tuesday, June 4, 2024

June 4, 2024 by Cole Strehlow

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2024 Good morning! On this day in 1897, Booker T. Washington delivered the first commencement address at Prairie View Normal Institute, which was later renamed Prairie View … Continue reading Tuesday, June 4, 2024