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‘Hobo History’ on Display at Nacogdoches Railroad Depot

Before the advent of playing Virtual Games and I-Pads reducing our entire life to an 8 by 11 video display, I can remember taking Sunday outings to the locomotive freight yard.

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March is “Texas History Month”

Make plans now to go all Texas, all the time, as March signals "Texas History Month".  We do things BIG here, and that means celebrations will be plentiful statewide.

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Lincoln is a Good Movie, But Is it Inaccurate?

A Connecticut Senator says the Steven Spielberg movie, Lincoln, is historically inaccurate.

Senator Joe Courtney has written a letter to Spielberg saying the movie has his state on the wrong side of the slavery debate.  In the movie, Connecticut lawmakers are seen wanting to keep slavery, while in real life Senator Courtney says Connecticut lawmakers in the 1860's voted to abolish slavery.  Now what?

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Texas to Remain Part of The United States

Shortly after President Obama's reelection, more than 125,000 folks signed a petition that was eventually received by the White House Office of Public Engagement.

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29 Years Ago: The Who Announce Breakup

The Who were undoubtedly one of the most innovative and important hard rock bands of all time. Ranging from psychedelic pop rock material like 'I Can See For Miles' and 'Pinball Wizard' all the way through epic arena rock classics like 'Won't Get Fooled Again' and 'Who Are You,' they virtually single-handedly perfected both the concept album and the rock opera. But the latter part of the decade was unkind to the group, who experienced a series of misfortunes leading into the early part of the '80s. On Dec. 16, 1983, guitarist Pete Townshend announced that he was leaving the Who, effectively ending the group.

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This Day in History for December 8 — John Lennon Killed, and More

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

1863: President Abraham Lincoln offers his conciliatory plan for reunification of the United States with his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (more info)

1980: Music icon John Lennon is murdered by a mentally unstable fan in front of the Dakota apartment building in New York City (more info)

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Pearl Harbor Day Overshadowed By Syrian Threat [VIDEO]

Lest we forget that today is Pearl Harbor day (December 7).  The attack, 71 years ago, caught us off guard, and unless our government leaders stop sleeping at the switch, history has a real chance of repeating itself.

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Is Texas Seceding From the U.S? [VIDEO]

Here's where chanting "Union Forever" takes on a completely different meaning than advocating worker's rights through a dues protection program.

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Vietnam Memorial Makes Rare Stop in East Texas

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial that graces Washington DC is large, and a replica half that size travels the country to give those wishing to pay respects close to home the chance to do that.

The wall comes to East Texas this weekend after a stop in Kansas last week. It moves on to Alabama next week. We'll have to make a short drive to see it this weekend, but it may be worth it since it will be the only Texas stop this fall.

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“The Price is Right” Changes ‘Appearance’ After 40 Years! [VIDEO]

Hold the phone!  I mean the bidding.  Where's Bob Barker when you need him?  Did you hear the news about the change upcoming on the legendary game show "The Price is Right"?

First, I'm all for change, but the deep roots of a gargantuan staple that has been the face of daytime television since 1972, is about to break with tradition.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Release Their First Single, ‘Love Me Do’

Not all cultural revolutions take place overnight. Some begin with little fanfare and take a while to gather steam. That's exactly what happened on Oct. 5, 1962, when the Beatles released their first single, 'Love Me Do,' in Great Britain exactly 50 years ago today.

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Nacogdoches Celebrates ‘Constitution Week’ [VIDEO]

Sort of like Independence Day, today (September 17) commemorates the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution.

Bringing the events of 1787 back to life is the Nacogdoches chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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