A reminder of just how much the debt ceiling matters to some of our lawmakers.
From the Bryan Daily Eagle, July 7, 1910
“Our water squirters again find employment by amusing themselves in sprinkling our streets.” —San Saba County News, April 7, 1893
“Lightning killed near Blossom, Tex., a mule and cow at the same time. They were a mile apart.”—Jefferson Jimplecute, May 1, 1908
“A large chair factory began operations in Tyler on Saturday.”—Abilene Reporter, May 2, 1890
“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
Crossing the Rio Grande in one’s undergarments.
An Illustrated Look at Curious Headlines From a Bygone Era.
Diffee, a frequent contributor to both TEXAS MONTHLY and the New Yorker, will moderate a panel titled "How to be an Idea Factory" on Sunday.
Elvis fans will have their very own sightings in a new book, In Search of Elvis, just published by the Summit Group in Fort Worth ($12.95). The cartoon book is a knockoff of the prodigiously successful Where’s Waldo? children’s series, but Summit’s publicity coordinator Bryan Drake suspects that more parents