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Tris Speaker – All ‘Round Sportsman – 1920

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Fort Worth, Texas18 Nov 1920, Thu  •  Page 19 How about some Hubbard memories today? We haven't talked much about Tris Speaker lately, but with a new newspaper clipping I found from 1920, Tris Speaker, our Hubbard baseball star - was an all-around sportsman! Here is Speaker with a big fish! Evidently he liked… Continue reading Tris Speaker – All ‘Round Sportsman – 1920

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The Hill County Vixen Who Tried to Snag a Vanderbilt-Whitney (1920’s)

Looking on the map, the ghost town of Huron, Texas, which used to be a town here in Hill County, Texas, is just a dot on the map. Huron is on Farm Road 933 fifteen miles northwest of Hillsboro in northwestern Hill County. The site was settled sometime after the Civil War, when Huron Gist arrived… Continue reading The Hill County Vixen Who Tried to Snag a Vanderbilt-Whitney (1920’s)

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Washing Clothes in 1884 (Mount Calm, Texas)

Mount Calm is just down the road from Hubbard, and we consider her a Sister City. The history of Mount Calm intertwines with the history of Hubbard and sharing the history of Mount Calm ties the towns together! Imagine this... in 1884 three brothers who were living in Mount Calm and at the time decided… Continue reading Washing Clothes in 1884 (Mount Calm, Texas)

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Buzz The Bee of Honey Nut Cheerios

#DIDYOUKNOW that a young lady from Coolidge named the Honey Nut Cereal Mascot? Their mascot is an anthropomorphic bee, designed for the first commercials by Dean Yeagle at Zander's Animation Parlour in New York City. The bee did not have a name until 2000, when Kristine Tong, a fifth grade student from Coolidge, Texas, won… Continue reading Buzz The Bee of Honey Nut Cheerios

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The Story of a Murder in Hubbard City, Texas.

I came across this story in the Texas Criminal Reports citing a case from 1888/9. It was an appeal from a murder conviction, John D. Pitts v. The State, No. 3040, Decided February 25, 1889. It goes something like this: John Dayton Pitts, came to Texas from Georgia and according to the census of 1900,… Continue reading The Story of a Murder in Hubbard City, Texas.

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Rural Transportation in Hubbard, Texas

The Heart of Texas Rural Transit District (HOTRTD) is one of 39 Rural Transit Districts designated by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT). HOTRTD provides demand response transportation to the general public, including transportation for seniors age 65 and older, and to the disabled of any age. Service is primarily provided using a fleet of… Continue reading Rural Transportation in Hubbard, Texas