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Hemphill Museum Honors Memory of ‘Columbia’ Spacecraft

With the historic landing of spacecraft "Curiosity" on Mars, now would be a great time to visit the 'Patricia Huffman Smith NASA Museum' in Hemphill. 

Yeah, me too...had no idea this existed, so I'm thinking there are others that may not be aware of the grand tribute to "Columbia".

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‘May Day’ Causes Protests Across The Country [VIDEO]

Not to be confused with the Titanic distress call, May Day occurs on May 1st each year, and by most accounts, flitters into oblivion, without even so much a whimper of notice.  Not this year!

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The Lost ‘Kiss’ Video- Ace Frehley’s ‘New York Groove’

Did you know that in an issue of Rolling Stone back in 1977, "Kiss" superstar Gene Simmons proclaimed "we're not a great band...the musicianship is average"?  I believe drummer Peter Criss is the second most known by name member of the group.  Paul Stanley (black star over right eye) comes in at #3, and lastly, flame-thrower guitarist Ace Frehley.

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East Texas Offers Plenty of Ghost Towns

Ever heard of Acol, Texas? You probably won't find it on a map now.

Texasscapes.com says Acol was a logging camp owned by Angelina County Lumber Company that actually moved on railroad cars so it could travel from forest to forest.

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“The Band” Played Their First Headliner Gig Today Back in 1969 – Classic Rock History [VIDEO]

The Classic Rock "History Book" reminds us that April 17, 1969 was the day that The Band, known for their songs  'Up On Cripple Creek' and 'The Weight', played their first gig as a headline group at the Winterland Festival in San Francisco.  Prior to that historic event, the group played back-ups to legenday Bob Dylan!  Quite a reward, don't you think?

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Do You Really Know How to Pronounce that Texas Town?

Of course East Texans know how to pronounce Nacogdoches. Spelling it may a little more difficult, but we have the pronunciation down.

What about the Texas town of Mexia? Yes, Muh-Hay-Yuh. That’s an embarassing one to miss! Pronouncing the X makes you look silly.

Ever heard someone from the north go to the flea market in what they say is CAN-Ton? Don’t pronounce the “T” so much peeps. In Texas, we say KANT-n. Ya all!

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This Day in History for January 10 – Texas Oil Boom Begins and More

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

1920 – The League of Nations formally comes into being (More info)

1941 – Franklin Roosevelt introduces the lend-lease program to Congress, which was intended to help Britain beat back Hitler’s advance while keeping America only indirectly involved in World War II (More info)

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Happy Repeal Day! Prohibition Ended Today, December 5th, 1933 [VIDEO]

Today is the 78th anniversary of the end of Prohibition, that era from January 1919 to December 5, 1933 when teetotalers banned the sale of booze via the Eighteenth Amendment.

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