Today is Friday, July 10, 2020

Today in
Texas History

1783 - Domingo Cabello y Robles, Spanish governor of Texas, issued an ordinance, that imposed strict guidelines for the roundup, branding, and export of unbranded cattle.

1882 - Ima Hogg was born in Mineola, TX. She was the daughter of Texas governor James Stephen Hogg. She helped found the Houston Symphony Orchestra.

1900 - The state of Texas granted a charter to the Rosenberg Library Association of Galveston. The library was previously known as the Galveston Mercantile Library.

1998 - The Diocese of Dallas agreed to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who said they had been molested by a priest.




Texas Quote

Those were comfortable, carefree years. The word I'd use now is idyllic. On Friday nights, we cheered on the Bulldogs of Midland High. On Sunday mornings, we went to church. Nobody locked their doors. Years later, when I would speak about the American Dream, it was Midland I had in mind.
- George W. Bush


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