Texas history

Libraries Host Online Program About Native American Heritage

In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month in November, Fort Bend County Libraries will host an online program on “Native Americans in Texas” on Tuesday, November 9, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. This presentation will be live-streamed via Webex, so viewers may enjoy it from home. Dr. Nicholas Cox, a professor of U.S. and Texas History at Houston Community College, will provide a geographic and chronological overview of Native American life in Texas, from prehistoric […]

Katy Boy Scout Troop Makes a Historic Find

Signs created by Boy Scout Troop 73 of Katy designate the hanging tree – photo courtesy Warren Fields

By George Slaughter Boy Scouts from Katy have found and marked a historic West Texas hanging tree where, in the late 1800s, some cattle rustlers met their fate. The tree, part of a site that became known as Rustler’s Flat, is part of the Buffalo Trails Scout Ranch, near Fort Davis. In the late 19th Century, a group of cattle rustlers stole cattle, butchered it, and sold the meat to soldiers at the U.S. Army […]