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I’ll Ride that Bull to Hell and Back for the Money and the Show

Twenty seven years ago: It didn’t take long for Travis to become known as a good bull rider. He was getting on bulls wherever and whenever he could, and he was riding well. Soon he became over-confident. Before he was ready, he entered the Friday night senior jackpot. Travis bucked off and hung up to … Continue reading

The Eastland Historic Hotel, Eastland, Texas

In 1918, Eastland County, Texas was in an oil boom. From 1910 to 1920, the population of the county more than doubled, and what had been a farming area became the tenth most populated county in Texas for a time. The growth meant new businesses, including the three-story building one block from the courthouse that … Continue reading

Who’s the Handsome Man in Our Profile Picture?

Nowhere Tribune has a new profile picture. My hard copy is framed along with another, smaller picture, a dog tag, and a newspaper clipping with the title: “Sergeant Bird Being Treated at San Antonio.” From the Fort Worth Star Telegram: “Sgt Albert Bird, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Bird of 3312 Meadowoaks, Haltom … Continue reading

The Lynching of Santa Claus

The Santa Claus Bank Robbery happened in Cisco, Texas on December 23, 1927 and resulted in the last public mob lynching in the state. The details are well-known in Cisco and Eastland, and the story is notorious in Texas, as it was one of the last true examples of the wild west. Readers can find … Continue reading

Old Pilgrim Church, Elkhart, Texas

My great-great grandfather, and his father before him, were Primitive Baptist pastors in Elkins, West Virginia. The church is still there today, almost unchanged from how it was 100 years ago—a one room frame building with outhouses amid a cemetery on a hill. Until a few years ago, a cousin of mine was still pastor. … Continue reading

Creation Scientist Says Alamo is, ‘At Most, Thirty Years Old’

San Antonio, Texas: Shaded under the sprawling branches of the 106-year-old Live Oak known as the “Heritage Tree” behind the North Barracks of the Alamo, renowned creation scientist Harry Hornelius said yesterday that the mission made famous by the Texas Revolution is “at most, thirty years old.” Nowhere Tribune’s Leo Hernandez, a thirty-year-old native of … Continue reading

Ghost Hunting in Granbury, Part Two: John Wilkes Booth, The Nuttshell Eatery and Bakery, and the Granbury Opera House

My nine-year-old son Ben and I recently went on a ghost hunting trip to the historic square in Granbury, Texas. If you missed part one of this story, you can read it here, where I wrote about our favorite stop, the Old Jail and Museum. A close second was the Nuttshell Eatery and Bakery. Built … Continue reading

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