Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol MMXVII, No 266 September 23, 2017 Saturday Evening
Born This Date
John A Lomax born
GOODMAN MS   (1867) Click Here to follow "John A Lomax" forward in Time  On this date in 1867 John A Lomax was born. His parents moved to Texas when he was only two. Lomax was a folklorist, collecting songs from cattle drives and the cowboy life. Many songs would now be lost to time were it not for Lomax.    More about "John A Lomax on the Web

Education Desk
Rice University opens for Classes
HOUSTON Click Here to follow "Rice" back in Time (1912)    On this date in 1912, Rice University held it's first classes. Rice will become a major influence on Texas and on medicine.