A seizure of sombreros in San Antonio.
Articles by Julia Suits
Nov 23, 2016 — By Julia Suits
A young gentleman from Comanche makes a splashy entrance.
Oct 19, 2016 — By Julia Suits
A booming celebration for President Garfield.
Sep 21, 2016 — By Julia Suits
A big bag o' cats in Austin.
Aug 24, 2016 — By Julia Suits
A courtroom brawl in San Antonio.
Jul 20, 2016 — By Julia Suits
The time it rained frogs in Houston.
May 26, 2016 — By Julia Suits
Veggie tales from Brownsville in the early twentieth century.
Apr 18, 2016 — By Julia Suits
Galveston hosts a baseball game with nursery rhyme flair.
Feb 24, 2016 — By Julia Suits
The aerial pursuits of the Greenville Banner.
Jan 27, 2016 — By Julia Suits
The whisky fad.
Dec 23, 2015 — By Julia Suits
A winter wonderland.
Nov 18, 2015 — By Julia Suits
Fly, fly, blackbird.
Oct 21, 2015 — By Julia Suits
Harry Potter and the unlit lights.
Sep 17, 2015 — By Julia Suits
Chatter at the Hempstead drug store.
Aug 19, 2015 — By Julia Suits
The mad skunks of Georgetown in 1875.
Jul 23, 2015 — By Julia Suits
From the Bryan Daily Eagle, July 7, 1910
Jun 11, 2015 — By Julia Suits
“Our water squirters again find employment by amusing themselves in sprinkling our streets.” —San Saba County News, April 7, 1893 …
May 7, 2015 — By Julia Suits
“Lightning killed near Blossom, Tex., a mule and cow at the same time. They were a mile apart.”—Jefferson Jimplecute, May 1, 1908 …
Apr 13, 2015 — By Julia Suits
“A large chair factory began operations in Tyler on Saturday.”—Abilene Reporter, May 2, 1890 …
Mar 13, 2015 — By Julia Suits
“Pistol carrying is now so prevalent here as to be a first-class nuisance. The young men, white and black, hardly consider themselves in party attire unless they have on a pistol.”—Brenham Weekly Banner, May 27, 1886…
Feb 12, 2015 — By Julia Suits
Crossing the Rio Grande in one’s undergarments.
Nov 12, 2014 — By Julia Suits
“Tramps are overrunning the towns of Eastern Texas, and will soon overwhelm Austin.” —Weekly Democratic Statesman, December 16, 1875 …
Oct 15, 2014 — By Julia Suits
“At Bonham, recently, Miss Jessie Bryant, while sleeping, was robbed of her beautiful golden tresses by some unknown party. Six years ago the little lady met with the same misfortune.” —Shiner Gazette, November 1, 1894 …
Sep 17, 2014 — By Julia Suits
“The Hempstead brass band displays great presence of mind in going entirely out of the hearing of the citizens of the town to practice.” —Brenham Weekly Banner, August 2, 1878…
Aug 13, 2014 — By Julia Suits
“Mr. Connelly, a farmer, living near Dallas, was bitten on the hand by a rattlesnake. . . . He went home and drank a quart of whiskey; split the back of a live chicken and applied it to the wound. The treatment was successful.” —Brenham Weekly Banner, August 9, 1878…
Jul 10, 2014 — By Julia Suits
“An irate gentleman went for the city editor of the Dallas Herald a few days ago, but was met with a six-chambered apology-maker. It might as well be understood now that all local editors in Texas have their pants made with pistol pockets in them.” —San Marcos Free Press, June…
Jun 10, 2014 — By Julia Suits
“New towns are springing up so rapidly in Texas that even the people of the State seem at a loss to keep track of them. Hence a stranger, traveling by rail, asking a Texas fellow-passenger the name of places being passed, will find from the response that a generic term has been adopted,…
May 13, 2014 — By Julia Suits
“There are so many mad dogs in Denton county that people won’t send their children to school, and people riding about o’nights ride like Arabs on dromedaries, crossing their nice little legs in front of them.” —Weekly Democratic Statesman (Austin), June 3, 1875…
Apr 23, 2014 — By Julia Suits
“Six-shooters have superseded bells at Dallas as fire alarms. Over 200 shots were fired on the occasion of a recent blaze.”—San Marcos Free Press, June 19, 1884 …
Mar 12, 2014 — By Julia Suits
In this installment, the missus of a sheep farmer visits Waco—as a mister.
Feb 12, 2014 — By Julia Suits
In this installment, the King Ranch receives a mighty substantial shipment of barbed wire.
Jan 9, 2014 — By Julia Suits
In this installment, Dallas feasts for six months on something called the "boss turtle."