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  • Sens. Cornyn and Tillis speak with a U.S. Border Patrol Agent on a boat on the Rio Grande River
  • As spring tries to creep through the last chills of winter, many adventurous types will be pouring over back issues of Field & Stream and contemplating a camping trip in to the back country to test man against nature. To facilitate those endeavors we offer the second part of our Guide to the Wilderness.
  • The book for discussion at the Noon Book Review at the Bonham Public Library on Friday will be Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Ms. Kelly researched the events of her debut novel for 10 years. It became a New York Times bestseller the week it was published in April 2016. The novel is historical fiction, based on the true story of 72 Polish women who were imprisoned and experimented on at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp and how Caroline Ferriday, an American philanthropist and former actress brought them to the U.S. for rehabilitation and the trip of a lifetime.
  • Jessica McLemore practices her welding skills.
  • Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department to celebrate lodge opening on Feb. 22
  • 1836 – Texas Revolution: The Battle of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas. When Mexican troops departed San Antonio de Béxar (now San Antonio, Texas, USA) Texian soldiers established a garrison at the Alamo Mission, a former Spanish religious outpost which had been converted to a makeshift fort by the recently expelled Mexican Army. Described by Santa Anna as an "irregular fortification hardly worthy of the name," the Alamo had been designed to withstand an attack by native tribes, not an artillery-equipped army. The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio), Texas, United States, killing all of the Texian defenders. Santa Anna's cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians—both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States—to join the Texian Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution.