The Judgment of William B. Longworth

The Silesian Founders

A short film of the intrepid adventurers who founded Saint Hedwig

Gonzales Texas Freedom Road Fest

Join us in celebration

People

People

The heroes, outlaws, pioneers, and rogues that made the history of East Bexar County

Places

Places

Where the Wild West, American South, and Old Mexico collided

Events

Events

Where cultures, national interests and historic movements met head-on

Maps

Maps

A tangible reference for locating places and people

Brands

Brands

Another way people left their marks on the history of East Bexar County

About

About

Read about Allen & Regina Kosub's historical research

Apr 05 2016
OutlawWilson County, Texas celebrated its sesquicentennial in 2010. The Wilson County Historical Commission and Wilson County Historical Society created events celebrating the County’s rich history. An event honoring past Wilson County Judges and Commissioners led to a call for family histories and photographs. Families came forward with a wealth of documents and photographs for each of the leaders except one: County Judge William B. Longworth. Longworth was a controversial County Judge during Reconstruction in Texas. In the folklore of Wilson County, Longworth has been considered a rascal who did no good.
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Apr 04 2016

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Please join us on April 9th, 2016 is Gonzales Texas for the Texas Freedom Road Fest.


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Oct 14 2015

LTR Mail Stamp

At a time when news traveled as fast as the fastest horse, mail routes and stagecoaches connected the villages and towns of early Texas. They were indispensible to the settlement and growth of Texas. Their unique impact is a part of our cultural heritage.


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May 03 2015
The Road to Gonzales connected the most important of the early Anglo-American colonies in Tejas to the Mexican seat of government in San Antonio de Béxar. This cart path no longer exists, it is a lost Texas road. The swath it carved through Texas history is the stuff of legend.
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Nov 18 2014
It is not uncommon for people to lose things; it happens, we become distracted, we misplace things, we forget. Even communities lose things. Bexar County misplaced an historic treasure. 
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