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The year is almost over, and we thank you for your support of Texas history and TSHA. In 2019, the combined efforts of TSHA and our supporters resulted in several projects that positively affected students, teachers, scholars, and all who share your interest in Texas history. Together, we:
The Comanche County Historical Museum has live music, children singing and ornament making opportunities last Saturday at their Open House. And the food spread was amazing as always! Parents~ be sure and visit the museum while the kids are on Christmas break.
The Wall That Heals, a mobile three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be on display Thursday, November 7, 2019 through Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Stephenville City Park.
Fort Chadbourne is an 1852 military fort located on private property. The Fort site is being donated to the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Fort Chadboourne Foundation. They strive to tell what it was like living on the Texas Frontier. Walking thru the museum, you will see Native American, m…
The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation announced that, following a national search launched in October 2018, Arlington, Texas has been selected by the Foundation’s Board of Directors as the site for the future National Medal of Honor Museum.
The Sahawe Dancers were originally founded in 1950 as the Comanche Club Indians by Scoutmaster of Troop 81 in Uvalde, Texas, Joe W. Williams, as a program for older boys in scouting. Mr. Williams had read about a similar program in La Junta, Colorado, known as the Koshare Dancers, and their …
The Peter Max Retrospective 1960-2019: Celebrating Sports, Music and All Things Dallas: A Retrospective collection, with a significant nod to the City of Dallas: sports, music, the arts and the legacy of the Pop Art genre from the studio of artist legend, Peter Max, will be on exhibition and…
STEPHENVILLE, Texas – Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council (CTFAC) has a new exhibition featuring a culmination of works by Mary Waters and her students at the River North Gallery, located at 204 River North Blvd in Stephenville. The exhibit is free and open to the public through the end of October.
The Comanche Car Club annual September meeting is a fellowship dinner and bag stuffing session at East Side Baptist Church. The welcome bags are for the participants of the Comanche County Car Club Car Show held September 28 during the Pow Wow. They stuff 300 bags and expect that many cars t…
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — From poetry and fiction to photography and music, Tarleton State University’s Langdon Review Weekend in historic downtown Granbury brings together writers and artists from across Texas and beyond starting Wednesday, Sept. 4, and running through Saturday, Sept. 7.
One of the bloodiest feuds in East Texas history, the Regulator-Moderator War left Harrison and Shelby counties divided. Continue reading to learn more about the conflict and its resolution.
Ensure every member of your family learns to swim so they at least achieve skills of water competency: able to enter the water, get a breath, stay afloat, change position, swim a distance then get out of the water safely.
AUSTIN— Last year, Texas’ temperatures soared to record highs and staff at more than 40 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department sites handled 134 incidents relating to heat-related illnesses in humans and pets. On the eve of the official start of summer, TPWD experts are sharing their top six he…
AUSTIN – Texas children and families will have enhanced opportunities to explore the State’s natural resources, thanks to $1,585,400 in 36 grants awarded this year through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP). These grants support community-bas…
Reports say the wildflowers in Texas will be the best they’ve seen in ten years due to rains at the appropriate time throughout the year. We here at The Chief are excited to announce our annual Wildflower Photo Contest.
AUSTIN— Spectacular displays of blue, pink, red and yellow are blanketing the state, and Texas State Parks offer picturesque settings for family photos of this year’s parade of wildflowers away from busy roadways.
AUSTIN— With Spring Break around the corner, Texans everywhere will be looking for new ways to explore. Take a walk on the wild side this year with a one-of-a-kind experience at a Texas State Park.
AUSTIN – Spring Break is a dangerous time on Texas roads, with hundreds of impaired driving crashes involving young drivers occurring each year. As college students and young adults head to Spring Break destinations in the coming weeks, the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Plan While Yo…
An experience unique to Comanche, Texas-- when a food truck festival meets a legendary Texas Country Music lineup and fun for the whole family. The event will take place on the Comanche Rodeo grounds on Hwy 377 West.
Texas Statehood Day is February 19, an important date in Texas history. On this day in 1846, the formal transfer of sovereignty from The Republic of Texas to The State of Texas took place in Austin. While the legal entry date of Texas into the United States was December 29, 1845, authority t…
The 2019 Annual Conference of The Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association will take place February 21, 22 and 23 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in San Marcos, TX.
Park visitors can now buy a “Save the Day” pass, book specific campsites, cabins and shelters and buy a Texas State Park Pass online
DALLAS [Feb. 4, 2019] – Texas Central, developers of the high-speed train, today named Resource Environmental Solutions (RES) as the project’s provider of ecological mitigation services to help protect and enhance natural ecosystems and the environment throughout construction and operations.
LUBBOCK – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) warns motorists the dangers of Puffing which refers to leaving unattended vehicles running waiting for it to warm-up. As the temperatures around the state drop, many motorists leave their vehicles unattended as they try to warm-up the car.
AUSTIN – With the excitement of Super Bowl weekend just days away, the Texas Department of Transportation is urging football fans to “Plan While You Can” for a sober ride before enjoying game-day watch parties and other activities that may involve alcohol.
PUEBLO, Colo. – After making modern sports history with the announcement of the all-Native American Team USA-Wolves set to compete inside AT&T Stadium, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) will further celebrate the nation’s indigenous cultures with a Native Fancy Dance Showcase at the PBR Glo…
FORT WORTH, TEXAS - January 16, 2019 - Now that the Dallas Cowboys are out of the playoffs it's time for North Texans to connect with the real thing at the 2019 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Starting Friday, the annual event that makes Fort Worth the place Where the West Begins kicks of…
AUSTIN, TX – With stops in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, season one of the Checkoff-funded “BBQuest” documents the best of Texas barbecue with a side of sightseeing. But the exclusively online documentary hosted by Kelsey Pribilski does more than showcase road trip itin…
The public is cordially invited to a Texas Historical Marker Dedication honoring T.O. Moore (1842-1910) and the log cabin at the Comanche County Historical Museum located at 402 Moorman Road in Comanche.
(RICHARDSON, Texas – October 3, 2018) – Texans’ favorite breakfast and lunch treat, including the pumpkin pie kolache-of-the-month, is now available in Dallas County as Kolache Factory opens its newest location at 2051 N. Central Expressway #101 in Richardson.
(StatePoint) Hitting the road this summer and want to do something good for the world along the way? Consider using your summer road trip as an opportunity to give back to the communities you visit. For some inspiration, check out these great ways Americans are rethinking vacations to includ…
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