Tag Archives: Texas

Remember The Alamo

It is now over two years since I was in San Antonio, Texas. The surprise about The Alamo is that an entire city is built around it. Whatever the politics of 1836, it is impressive. The first thing to notice … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago…In Texas.

Two years ago today. Or to be more precise….Monday 11th February 2013…. I was in Texas. For several years, I had been involved in various “History” forums online and struck up a friendship with a very good PhD student in … Continue reading

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Congratulations Ellen

Delighted that my friend, Dr Ellen Tillman from Texas State University, has been awarded the prestigious Coffman Prize for Military History for 2014. I have known Ellen for many years thru Internet History forums. She is an enthusiastic supporter of … Continue reading

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Stat Attack

Some interesting statistics from this Blog. Over the weekend a milestone will be reached in terms of “Views”. But coincidently the weekend should also show that the ” Views” for the First four months of 2013 will exceed the total … Continue reading

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Texas In My Rear View Mirror

I feel I was just getting to know San Marcos. It is in South Texas, in “hill country” about thirty miles south of Austin and about forty five miles north east of San Antonio. Impossible not to think of one … Continue reading

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Irish Police Lost In Texas?

 

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Life Changing?

Well this is a bit awkward. I am in San Marcos City Library in Texas. Incredibly nice friendly people. I have an all day pass here………it has cost me ONE DOLLAR. The staff are friendly. Outside this morning …waiting for … Continue reading

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Pope Resigns!

I’m pretty sure that if you check the Creative Ambiguity in the Good Friday Agreement….a resignation by the Pope …automatically leads to the abdication of the Queen of England. I feel verity detached over here. I COULD watch analysis on … Continue reading

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Is Anybody Goin To San Antone?

Very pleasant day in San Antonio Texas. River Walk. Souvenir Shops, Durty Nellies Irish Pub. And…the Alamo. The thing that surprises many is that the Old Spanish Mission is right in the middle of one of the largest cities in … Continue reading

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Texas Update

I have now completed the¬†chats here at Texas State University. Probably one of the most interesting and wonderful experiences of my life. It might even be lifechanging.¬† To give a flavour of the Discussion, you need to know that it … Continue reading

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