Friday, June 14, 2024

Today in Texas History

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1881 - The Laredo Times was founded. In 1926, the paper became the first English-language paper on the border to include a Spanish section.

1920 - In Alpine, in Brewster County, Sul Ross State Normal College began operations. The school later became known as Sul Ross State University.

1958 - Elvis Presley returned to Fort Hood, TX, for ten weeks of advanced tank training.

1983 - Five people were killed in a wing of a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, TX. The fire began in stacked rolls of carpet and padding, the fumes that ensued were toxic.

2002 - In Lubbock, TX, a power failure ended a Britney Spears concert after only two songs.

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I love Texas because Texas is future-oriented, because Texans think anything is possible. Texans think big.
- Senator Phil Gramm

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