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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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Orville Rogers… a Man from Hubbard, Texas

There was no better Christian life to write about last year—and celebrate—than that of Orville Rogers, who died in November at the age of 101. His life story embodied the positive and profound role faith plays for a very large number of Americans. (Newsweek) Orville Rogers was born in Hubbard, Texas, in 1917, but it… Continue reading Orville Rogers… a Man from Hubbard, Texas

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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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Becky Priest – A Talented Lady From Hubbard

Are you ready for some romantic instrumental music by The Nashville Keys? Co-produced by Becky Priest, a talented lady from here in Hubbard, Texas. You can find the album for play and download on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/album/0EkFPMYZekxnQCy1QV1qYl?highlight=spotify:track:2NcDcWMZMUYIcEmgCC7QrG New Album from Becky Priest - The Nashville Keys From: https://thinkcountrymusic.com/whats-new/the-nashville-keys-release-instrumental-country-love-songs-album/ Country Love Songs, the new album from The… Continue reading Becky Priest – A Talented Lady From Hubbard

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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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Hubbard, Texas – Where Did The Name Come From?

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?

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Desperados in and Around Hubbard City, Texas

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