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Jefferson’s Second Annual Civil War Symposium
TRANS-MISSISSIPPI CONFEDERACY – 1863
JEFFERSON-Since Jefferson played a key role in the Trans-Mississippi Department’s military/industrial complex, Jefferson Is a natural location for hosting Civil War Symposiums during the current Civil War Sesquicentennial. The second Annual Civil War Symposium will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m at the Jefferson Tourist Center, located at 305 E. Austin, Jefferson, Texas.
Hearth & Tinsel Historic Home Tour in Palestine
By Dana Goolsby
PALESTINE- During the first weekend of Christmas In Palestine I had the opportunity to take the Hearth & Tinsel Historic Home Tour. As a resident of Palestine’s historic district, there is not a day that passes in which I don’t think to myself, “I would love to go inside that house,” as I pass the Victorian wooden castles on my way home. When historic home owners open their doors, I like to be first in line. The homes were as magnificent and and romantic as I had imagined, and among the most finest and most beautiful historic architecture in the state.
Solid White, A Scary Sight- Most East Texans have heard the popular rhyme to assist with the identification of poisonous snakes in the Pineywoods, “Red on yellow, kills a fellow. Red on black, friend of Jack.” But what about solid white? Solid white, a scary sight!