Category Archive: Texas

50 Years Later: Fort Worth Remembers President John F. Kennedy

I’m of that age where I remember exactly what I was doing when I heard the news that President Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas. I was at school and it was recess. I didn’t really understand what the word assassinated meant, but I did know that it was very, very bad. Our teacher gathered the class together and then we were all sent home, where, for the next weeks, we bounced between emotions far greater that a grade schooler can navigate on their own. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of President Kennedy and there are commemorations and memorials aplenty. In Fort Worth, just down the road a piece from Dallas, the city will remember the life and legend of President John F. Kennedy with a number of events. In a bit of déjà vu, the […]

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Visit the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas

The San Antonio de Valero Mission was relocated three times, but after becoming the fortress known as The Alamo had only one location.  It can be seen today in that same location, a short distance from San Antonio’s River Walk. The mission turned fortress was the scene of several battles during the Texas Revolution including the 1836 Battle of the Alamo for which it is named.  The Battle pitted Mexico, under the leadership of General Santa Anna, against the Texas Republic.  Despite a valiant stand, all of the Texas soldiers, including Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, were killed. Following the battle, the building remained in ruins until it was eventually returned to its prior owner, the Catholic Church. When Texas was annexed to the United States, a claim was made that the Alamo was governmental property.  This set off another […]

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