February 13th: Today in Texas History #txhx

Many of my Twitter followers asked me to continue sharing my daily #txhx (Texas History) info via my blog until my return to Twitter after Easter.

So, here is a lil taste of what happened in #txhx on February 13th:

1687 – In Texas, French explorer René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, crossed the lower branch of Brushy Creek in search of the Mississippi River.

1913 – Ignacio E. Lozano founded La Prensa, a Spanish-language daily newspaper published in San Antonio.

1943 – The first class of military aerial navigators arrived at San Marcos Army Air Field. Texas was at the forefront of aviation training during World War II, and some ten thousand navigators were eventually trained in the state.

1977 – The legendary Texas Ranger M. T. (Lone Wolf) Gonzaullas died in Dallas at the age of eighty-five. Gonzaullas became the first American of Spanish descent to achieve the rank of captain in the force, and his experiences investigating a series of murders in Texarkana in 1946 became the basis for the motion picture “The Town That Dreaded Sundown.”

Please share the knowledge on the awesome that is Texas. 🙂

”Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.” John Steinbeck

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