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116 Years Ago Today, Texas Named It’s Flower the Bluebonnet

While everyone in the lone star state can point to the state flower out of a lineup, not everyone knows when the bluebonnet was proclaimed the state flower.

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100-Year-Old Longview Clock Sits in Front of Gregg County Historical Museum

The 100-year-old clock that stood in downtown Longview for more than 60 years has moved back to where it originally stood.

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New Orleans Lets The Good Times Roll At Mardi Gras Celebration
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Setting It Straight: Did Mardi Gras in the States Originate in New Orleans?

In short, no.

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Bet You Didn’t Know These Things About This Texas Favorite

The name Big Red implies that it's straight out of Nebraska, right?  At least to us Husker alums who view all things through the football lens.

Big Red soda is bottled in Texas, by the Dr. Pepper folks, and was first born here in 1937. Did you know it used to be called "Sun Tang Big Red Cream Soda?"

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Don’t Miss This Obscure East Texas Landmark

It's the only international boundary that exists within the continental US, and it's the only remaining soil still belonging to the independent nation of Texas.

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Texas Is Better Than Your State

God bless the United States of America. There's 50 of 'em. Each having their own unique contribution to the melting pot that is our great nation...

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Take a Look at Texas Courthouses

Texas is known for lots of things, but were you aware of the incredibly beautiful courthouses we boast? Check out the natural beauty of the state coupled with the startling edifices.

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Historical Designation for Longview Fire Department In the Works

Longview's Central Fire Station, located in downtown, is currently under review by a local commission seeking historical designation for the property. 

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This Day in History for December 30 – Marcos Becomes Philippine President and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1922 – The USSR is formed, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, and the Transcaucasian Federation (More info)

1936 – The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike (More info)

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Historical Landmarks in East Texas – Our Top 6

East Texas is rich with history. From the oil fields in Kilgore, to the beautiful roses that fill the Tyler Rose Garden. East Texans are proud of their heritage and it shows...

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Little Known Facts About Longview

Everyone knows some of the history in the town they live in. Some may find out through school, some through the old-timers that live in the neighborhood...

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Little-known Facts About Tyler

Everyone knows that Tyler is the rose capital, and that Earl Campbell played football at John Tyler. But lets see if you know any of these historical facts about our wonderful city...

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