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.
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
If you have ever been out to Valley View Cemetery here in Hubbard, you will see these headstones. Call Jesse Thomas. …. he really meant call him. He has headstones all over the area and this was his way of advertising his services as a tombstone maker! This is a neat piece of history and… Continue reading Call Jesse Thomas
On August 11, 1881, Hubbard City lots came up for public sale. This was the flyer that announced the sale and showed some of the lots. This map is part of the collection entitled: Map Collections from the University of Texas at Arlington and was provided by the University of Texas at Arlington Library to… Continue reading August 11, 1881 – Hubbard, Texas, Up For Sale!
Hubbard, Texas . . . where did the name come from? For those of you who don't know, Hubbard was named in honor of Richard Bennett Hubbard, former Governor of Texas (1876-1879) and also the Ambassador to Japan. He lived in Tyler and was originally from Georgia, but like many Southerners, he came to Texas.… Continue reading Hubbard, Texas – Where Did The Name Come From?
Desperados - The Life of Tom Varnell - and yes, he killed a man here in Hubbard. The ARLINGTON JOURNAL, Arlington, Texas. Thursday July 30, 1903 - Tom P. Varnell a somewhat notorious character was shot and killed at Abbott, Hill County, on the 26 of July, 1903, by Oscar Ferguson. Varnell had heretofore killed… Continue reading Desperados in and Around Hubbard City, Texas
Back in 1963 - a throwback to the FFA and how important this organization continues to be in the lives of the students here in Hubbard and throughout the country. Where would the world be with the farmers? Did you know - The National FFA Organization, originally called the Future Farmers of America, was founded… Continue reading The Importance of the Hubbard FFA Continues Today
Usually, here in Hubbard, Texas, celebrations are in full swing during Magnolia & Mistletoe. From parades, to vendors, to music, to parties, to events... this has all been curtailed this year in order to prevent the spread of this horrible thing that has been a blight during 2020. Life doesn't stop and we wanted to… Continue reading Covid Strikes Again But Doesn’t Get Hubbard Down
We know there are tons of car enthusiasts in Hubbard, and one of the largest collections was right here in Hubbard! Berta Leon, as you know, is the doll collector. She has graciously donated many vintage dolls to the Hubbard Museum (a must see). But did you also know that her husband, J. S. Leon,… Continue reading Cars, Not Just Cars, But Rare Cars in Hubbard