There are 4 blog entries for November 2012.
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 11:59am. 4,318 Views, 0 Comments.
When Cotton Was King
by Celia Hayes
Amazingly enough, cotton once was king in this part of Texas, even though one thinks more of cattle ranches rather than large-scale cotton production. By the mid 1700s, the Spanish missions established at the headwaters of the San Antonio River produced several thousand pounds of cotton fiber annually, which was spun and woven into cloth for local consumption. The climate was just right to grow cotton, all through the Rio Grande Valley and other more or less temperate regions. Once the threat of Indian raids diminished after the Civil War, and railways opened up access to distant markets, cotton agriculture thrived all across Texas – mostly on a share-cropped basis, where a landowner contracted with an otherwise…
Statement by Texas Governor Perry Regarding Election of Senator Cornyn as Minority Whip for 113th Congress
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 at 12:55pm. 2,209 Views, 0 Comments.
Statement by Gov. Perry Regarding Election of Sen. Cornyn as Minority Whip for 113th Congress
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
"Those of us who've known Sen. Cornyn throughout his career understand why his colleagues would choose him for this critical position. Over the years, Sen. Cornyn has established himself as a strong, conservative voice in Washington, but more importantly, as an example of honor and integrity in public service. Now he has the opportunity to bring his solid Texas values to the leadership table and work to lead our federal government away from its failed policies of debt, high spending and disregard for the Constitutional limit of federal power. This should prove to be a big win for Congress,…
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 at 8:32am. 5,610 Views, 0 Comments.
I VOTED, Have You?
Today is Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. It is Election Day in the United States. Please get out and vote. The lines in my precinct were not that long. Only about 15 people standing in line.
If you live in Bexar County, to find out where to vote, go to the Bexar County Voter Website. If you live in other counties in Texas you can visit the Texas Secretary of State's Voter website or visit your county website.
Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 3:33pm. 5,869 Views, 1 Comments.
Halloween for Dogs
by Celia Hayes
Since our household does not contain any small children, we normally make an effort to dress up the dogs in costumes instead. Cats are normally reluctant to cooperate in this kind of amusement, although I do wish that we could get some of the black cats to pose fetchingly with pumpkins, cauldrons, brooms and witch's pointy hats. This would so take care of decorating the front porch for tricker-treating. A couple of years ago we did borrow the grandson of our next-door neighbor when he wanted to dress up like the Prince of Persia and our neighbor confessed herself quite unequal to that particular challenge. We fitted him out in a tunic and sword-belt and turban, and I roughed out a sword and dagger from thin plywood,…