Vol 8, No 309
November 4, 1924
Ma Ferguson wins as Texas First Woman Governor
Today in Sports
Spurs behind Robinson beat Lakers 106-98
SAN ANTONIO (1989)
On this date in 1989, David Robinson, the spurs first round draft pick in 1987, started in his first game in the NBA. Leading the Spurs with 23 points and 17 rebounds, Robinson and the Spurs went on to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 106-98.
Robinson was a first round draft pick by the Spurs on May 1987, but was delayed from entering the NBA due to his military committment. Robinson spent the previous two years as a Navy ensign stationed in Georgia. Robinson was later given the nickname "The Admiral".
Born This Date
Founder of Driskill Hotel, born in Tennessee
WHITE CO, TN (1824)
On this date in 1824, cattleman Jesse Lincoln Driskill was born in White County, Tennessee. Around 1852, the newly married Driskill moved his family to Texas, first as a merchant in Bastrop, but later entering the cattle business.
In 1886, he moved his family to Austin, and founded the famed Driskill hotel but a late freeze in 1888 killed thousands of Texas cattle and left him unable to make payment on his hotel. He sold the hotel to S. E. McIlhenny, and two years later, Driskill died of a stroke.
Ma Ferguson Wins
Winning by 225,000 votes, Miriam A Ferguson (Ma Ferguson) wins election as Governor of Texas, and became Texas' first woman governor.
Running to restore the reputation of her husband, Miriam Ferguson, who was impeached as governor, Ma Ferguson earlier won a run-off election against pro Ku Klux Klan candidate Judge Felix Robertson of Dallas.
Texas Vote for a Republican for President
On this date in 1952, the majority of Texans voted for the Republican, Dwight D. Eisenhower, as their 34th President. Adlai Stevenson was cast as too liberal for Texas Democrats, and Dwight, after all, was born here in Texas (Denison).
Henry Gonzales first Texas Hispanic Congressman
SAN ANTONIO (1961)
On this date in 1961, Henry Gonzalez from San Antonio, became the first Texas Hispanic elected to Congress.