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Good morning from the Historic Victoria County Courthouse.

📸: Larry White Photogrpahy ... See MoreSee Less

The 1896 DeWitt County Courthouse In Cuero, Texas was designed in the Romanesque Revival style from sandstone and pink granite quarried from Marble Falls, by noted architect Arthur O. Watson.

Famous court cases include the Sutton-Taylor Feud— a 35 year old feud, of which no one knows why it started, but eventually over one thousand people were involved, including gunslinger John Wesley Hardin. Records of this court case are on display in the foyer of the courthouse. 📸: @alfredomoraphotography ... See MoreSee Less

All ya need to get together with friends is delicious food, good music, and great drinks, and lucky for y’all we have it all covered!

Tonight the Ransom Brothers will be playing 8-11 🎸 $5 cover at 7PM. El Taco T and Down On Da Bayou will both be open from 4-late! 21+ at 8PM🍻 ... See MoreSee Less

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Many Texas counties have had a series of courthouses over their history, and Karnes County is no exception.The 1894 Romanesque Revival courthouse pictured here is the third to serve the county. The first was a log cabin built in 1854 in the old county seat of Helena, an important stagecoach stop between San Antonio and Goliad. It was destroyed by a fire in 1865, and a new stone courthouse, designed by architect John Jacob Riley, was built in 1873 in Helena, where it still stands today.By the 1880s, the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway was planning a route from San Antonio to the Gulf Coast, but Helena residents didn’t raise enough money or donate sufficient land for the project. Instead, local rancher William Green Butler offered property west of Helena through what is now Karnes City. The railroad subsequently bypassed Helena and designed a route through Karnes City; the populated and prosperous railroad town became the new county seat in 1893....@txhistcomm ... See MoreSee Less

Amazing things going on in Lampasas! ... See MoreSee Less

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Since purchasing the hotel in 2017, I have been given items that at some point were associated with the hotel. Yesterday, I was gifted a binder of sign in sheets with the names and comments of people that had visited the hotel when it was owned by the Clays. At the back were several letters and cards. During this time, Dayna Berry taught a Lampasas history class to gifted and talented second graders, and part of that class was a field trip to the hotel.  Each year she would send a thank you letter to the Clays that was signed by the children in her class. 

Lampasas has such a rich history dating from the 1700s when it was Spanish territory. The impact of Lampasas on world, American, and Texas history is undeniable, yet I believe mostly unknown. Whether it was the supply of over 700 horses to our forces during the American revolution, the early recognition of the healing power of sulfur, the creation of a national political movement here that was a catalyst for the 1900 allegory, the “Wizard of Oz”, at one point the third largest city in Texas, production of powdered eggs for the troops during WWII, and so much more, I hope that a class on Lampasas history is still part of the curriculum. Lampasas has so much to be proud of! ... See MoreSee Less

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Terry McBride comes to mind!💙

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The city of Cuero, Spanish for “leather” or “hide,” was named for the Arroyo del Cuero nearby, a reference to the wild cattle that would often get stuck in the gully’s mud.In the early 1900s, Cuero turkey farmers would drive their stock to market on foot, creating the comical sight of hundreds of turkeys scuttling down Main Street and inspiring Turkeyfest, an annual event that continues to be celebrated in Cuero today.Although located inland, the city’s proximity to the Gulf Coast has subjected it to the battering of hurricanes on several occasions. However, many of its historic buildings survive to this day. Cuero is a participating member in the Texas Main Street program, attracting visitors with a handsome collection of more than 50 residences, churches, and public buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places.Learn more about Main Street communities in Texas:📷: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America Project, @librarycongress. .. history: @txhistcomm ... See MoreSee Less

Please join us Monday at 12:30pm when the Hood County Fallen Veterans and Historic Granbury Merchants Assoc. present a program and monument dedication ceremony at the Bridge St main stage. Get the full schedule at ... See MoreSee Less

Freedom isn't free. In honor of all who have fallen, we will never forget.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​#FrontierTexas #TexasMemorialDay #MemorialDay2023 #TexasProud #AmericanSpirit #VisitAbilene #TravelTexas ... See MoreSee Less

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The Ramay-Macatee Lecture Series Presents Author S.C. Gwynne


Hymns Of The Republic
New York Times Best – Selling Author S.C. Gwynne will speak on his latest book, “Hymns of the Republic,” a spellbinding account of the dramatic conclusion of the Civil War, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 at Granbury Live.

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Author/Historian and Pulitzer prize finalist breathes new life into the epic battle between Lee and Grant. “The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War” is a brilliantly told account of the American Civil War personalities and is a masterwork of history. The Ramay-McCatee Speaker Series – S.C. Gwynne is presented by The Bridge Street History Center, Thursday November 3rd, 6:30 and open to the public with a book signing reception to follow. Tickets only $10 & $15. Books available to purchase.
Mr. Gwynne, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and writer for Time Magazine and Texas Monthly, also authored the Comanche Native American epic “Empire of the Summer Moon” and the thrilling “Rebel Yell” about the great and tragic hero “Stonewall” Jackson.

Local Tales By Local Folks – The African American School and Churches in Granbury

The Texas Historical Commission approved a request from Granbury ISD to place a historical marker for an African American school on February 3, 2021 and former GISD Facilities Manager Randy Leach will be speaking on the effort to obtain the marker and telling the story of the two African American churches and the school just north of the Granbury Town Square.

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