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Texas History

1837 - The steamboat Laura became the first stearmer to arrive in Houston.

1883 - The Fifty Cent Act was repealed due to fraudulent land speculation. The Act had allowed for Texas public lands to be sold for 50 cents an acre to fund the Permanent School Fund and to reduce public debt.

2001 - Acting on a tip, authorities captured four of the "Texas 7" in Woodland Park, CO, at a convenience store. A fifth convict killed himself inside a motor home.

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There is no place quite like Abbott. That is where my dreams began, and I go back there to begin dreaming again, like a child...
- Willie Nelson

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