Happy Birthday Granbury! Let's have a HUGE party! Watch this video to learn more. The celebration begins Thursday November 4 with our The Ramay-Macatee Speaker Series. $10 tickets available at www.thenewgranburylive.com... See MoreSee Less
PUMP HOUSE TOUR AT 715 30TH ST. IN GALVESTON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 11:00AM
The restoration of Galveston's 30th Street Pump House is the winner of the 2021 Preservation Texas Honor Award. We don’t build public/ civic buildings like this any more.PUMP HOUSE TOUR AT 715 30TH ST. IN GALVESTON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 11:00AM
Wow, the restoration of Galveston's 30th Street Pump House is deserving of its 2021 Preservation Texas Honor Award! The award will be presented during a public tour of the building on Saturday, October 30th organized by AIA Houston. See you there!
We are honored to 'Kick Off' Granbury's Sesquicentennial Celebration on Nov. 4th. “It’s hard to think of another writer with as much Lone Star credibility as Stephen Harrigan. Harrigan, essentially, is to Texas literature what Willie Nelson is to Texas music.” NPR ... See MoreSee Less
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“Stephen Harrigan has made Texas history not only accessible but juicy, fascinating, and about as fun to read as any book the size of your grandmother’s toaster could possibly be. It’s literally a gigantic, thrilling achievement.“ Texas Historical Commission... See MoreSee Less
Author, Historian Stephen Harrigan The Ramay-Macatee Speaker Series November 4th The New Granbury Live. "What really sets 'Big Wonderful Thing' apart is that it reads more like Lonesome Dove than it does something you might have been assigned in your seventh grade Texas history class. Harrigan is a master of identifying anecdotes that have been tucked away in forgotten corners, dusting them off, and spinning them into great yarns...Though the book leads the reader on a singular, epic trip through the state’s past, each chapter also manages to feel self-contained, like a magazine feature." ― Texas Monthly, "19 Moments That Shaped Texas in 2019" bit.ly/RamayMacateeLectureSeries $10 ... See MoreSee Less
How Texas joined the Union! Otherwise, we might be British !!!!On October 13, 1845 the people of the Republic of Texas voted in favor of a constitution that would make Texas the 28th state. Statehood was Sam's long term dream, and here is how it happened:
Houston made the U.S. believe that Texas might become a British satellite. President Tyler proposed the annexation of Texas to prevent this from happening and it all became a big deal in the 1844 U.S. presidential election. James Knox Polk had campaigned heavily for Texas' annexation and took office on March 4, 1845. (Polk rose to prominence in Tennessee when Houston fell from grace and probably took the place Sam might have had in the White House.)
Anyway, contrary to popular belief, Texas did not join the Union by treaty but instead by a joint resolution of Congress, which only required a simple majority to pass rather than the two-thirds required for a treaty. The U.S. Congress passed this joint resolution on February 28, 1845 and the Texas Congress accepted it on July 4. Texas then drew up an American state constitution and put it before Texas voters. It passed 4,254 to 257 exactly 172 years ago today. ... See MoreSee Less