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Texas History

1863 - The First Texas Cavalry left New Orleans for South Texas. The move was an effort to interfere in the trade between Confederate Texas and Mexico.

1883 - Abilene became the county seat of Taylor County.

1904 - Golfer Harvey Penick was born. He coached the UT golf team for free to twenty-two Southwest Conference titles.

1989 - In Pasadena, TX, 22 people were killed in an explosion at a plastics manufacturing plant owned by Phillips Petroleum Co.




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Deep down, I'm a Texas girl looking for that big romance every girl dreams about. Biologically, I look forward to being a cornerstone of a family.
- Renee Zellweger


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