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2010-03-24 07:45:00

HONDO, Texas, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Manak, a lawyer, community activist, old-fashioned constitutionalist and member of several historical organizations, reported today that activists in Medina County, Texas have helped save the integrity of their local courthouse. Manak called it a victory for "We the People." On March 22nd, 2010 the Medina County Commissioner's Court refused to move forward on a plan to demolish the historically significant wings of the local courthouse, ending a...

2008-07-07 12:00:25

By David Mclemore Staff Writer, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 7--A large part of the state's historic legacy -- thousands of archaeological sites and old cemeteries -- is under attack by vandals, urban growth and development, state officials said. But the biggest threat is indifference. There are more than 50,000 old cemeteries in Texas, the majority of them small, isolated sites that range from abandoned 19th-century family graves to long-forgotten Indian burial mounds. Within...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.