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June 19, 2024 by Cole Strehlow

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2024 Good morning! On this day in 1865, Union general Gordon Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation in Galveston, news of which eventually spread to the 250,000 slaves … Continue reading Wednesday, June 19, 2024

June 18, 2024 by Cole Strehlow

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2024 Good morning! On this day in 1971, Southwest Airlines began flying out of Love Field in Dallas. Before the new carrier could get off the ground, … Continue reading Tuesday, June 18, 2024

June 17, 2024 by Cole Strehlow

MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2024 Good morning! On this day in 1965, the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation produced the first showing of “Thundering Sounds of the West,” a sound and light … Continue reading Monday, June 17, 2024

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