I recently had an opportunity to explore the 1926 Kerr County Courthouse in Kerrville Texas. Just one of the 254 Courthouses of Texas. Click here to read more
San Antonio is fortunate to have many branch libraries that serve the neighborhoods of the city. I've got a new post up on Doorway Into the Past about the first branch library built in San Antonio. Click the link to read!
Both President Trump and Texas Governor Gregg Abbott have declared September 3, 2017 as a Day of Prayer following the destruction of the Texas Gulf Coast and Houston area after Hurricane Harvey last week. There has been much praying already for these areas and I am hopeful that this Day of Prayer will remind people… Continue reading Eleanor’s Faith
Last week I took a day trip to the Texas coast. I've been wanting to go forever and this was the time. As it turned out it was the perfect time as the temperature was moderate, wind was gentle, the water was very warm and crystal clear. It's been over 30 years since I've seen… Continue reading Clear water
Where is this doorway and what does it lead to? I will tell you that from 1950 until 1989 it was covered over in the name of "modernization". Curious? Of course, so hop on over to Doorway Into the Past and find out the answers to these questions and much more!
The handwriting debate (cursive vs printing and legible vs illegible) is nothing new. It's been going on since the caveman started drawing on walls. Mothers have moaned over children's handwriting and complained about the new methods for a long time! So, on a recent visit to the Texas State Capitol I had to laugh as… Continue reading The handwriting issue
My fascination with courthouses and State Capitols continues. This is the 1916 Blanco County Texas Courthouse. To read more it and see more pictures, click here to go to Doorway Into the Past.
I love before and after pictures; I can spend hours looking at them and analyzing the differences. Today I had my own experience with before and after. Due to recent rains the underground aquifer that San Antonio relies on for water has risen above the very low levels that have plagued it for many years. … Continue reading Before and After
After we finished with a dog show in Victoria, Texas a few weeks ago Bentley and I headed out to do some exploring. I honestly think he knows the word "explore" because after we got in the car to leave the show I looked at him and said, "let's go exploring" he perked up and… Continue reading Patti Welder Middle School
The Southern Traction Company provided interurban transportation between Corsicana and Dallas from 1912 to 1941. Its sister company, the Texas Traction Company, provided service between Dallas, Denton, and Waco; in 1917 they would merge to form the Texas Electric Railway. The interurban trains would stop to pick up passengers when flagged down and offered affordable… Continue reading Southern Traction Company