Celebrating Texas Independence Day – March 2

Celebrating Texas Independence Day – March 2

The first shot of the Texas Revolution was fired at the Battle of Gonzales on Oct. 2, 1835. On March 2, 1836, the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico was adopted at the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos. The war ended in April 1836 when Santa...
True Women and Pecans in Seguin, Texas

True Women and Pecans in Seguin, Texas

If you are a fan of True Women, Janice Woods Windle’s 1994 bestselling novel about Texas women, war and adventure, then you know about Seguin, Texas. If, however, you are not familiar with Seguin, you should definitely plan a visit. Located about 50 miles from...
Hollywood Stars and Smithville, Texas

Hollywood Stars and Smithville, Texas

What do Hollywood stars Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick, Jr., Sean Penn, Ryan Reynolds, Brad Pitt and Jon Gries have in common? They’ve all filmed movies in Smithville, Texas — a small town of roughly 4,000 residents, located 29 miles southeast of...
Sabine Pass, Texas – Hurricanes Rita and Ike

Sabine Pass, Texas – Hurricanes Rita and Ike

Sabine Pass and Hurricane Ike – September 2008 The residents of Sabine Pass, Texas are all too familiar with hurricanes. After residents there spent years recovering from Hurricane Rita’s devastation, another hurricane, Ike, sent in another wave of destruction...