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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Nov 18 2014

Old-timers in the St. Hedwig community remembered Elic as a singularly violent individual. He always carried a gun in his belt and a bullwhip tied to his saddle, but he preferred to use a knife. Elic’s specialty was a direct approach, a disarming grin, a quick slash to the face or neck, and a lot of blood. Some compared him to an approaching cyclone; the mesmerized spectator became a victim before he felt the need to flee.

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Nov 18 2014
Crime...The action moved quickly; a group of men at the front of the store turned to face the dismounted riders, all were armed with handguns. Angry words and curses were exchanged. It came as an explosion, the men drew their guns and opened fire, it lasted only seconds... 
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Nov 18 2014
Badge…Blinded, the drovers dropped the reins and held on to the horns of their saddles hoping their sure-footed mounts would carry them to safety….
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Feb 26 2015

Cotton BollThe plantations on the Cibolo existed for a brief period of time. However, their impact on Bexar County and San Antonio was profound. The City and the County acted to protect the interest of the planters and to insure the success of the Cibolo plantations.

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