Happy Birthday America

In honor of the 4th of July I'm re-posting my 4th of July post from 2009.   Chester by William Billings became a  popular anthem during the American Revolution. Chester and Yankee Doodle were probably the most popular songs during the American Revolution.   Billings was an American composer born in Boston in 1746. He … Continue reading Happy Birthday America

Sky Watch Friday: Welcome Aggieland

Texas A&M opened  October 4, 1876 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas.   it became the first public institution of higher education in Texas.  The named changed in 1963 when A&M became a university. A&M was founded under the Morrill Act (land grant college). Under the Morrill Act A&M's purpose was to "leading … Continue reading Sky Watch Friday: Welcome Aggieland

Chester: An Early American Anthem

Chester by William Billings became a  popular anthem during the American Revolution. Chester and Yankee Doodle were probably the most popular songs during the American Revolution.   Billings was an American composer born in Boston in 1746. He is considered one of the foremost early American composers. Billings also penned David's Lamination, a song that … Continue reading Chester: An Early American Anthem

My World Tuesday: White Horse Center

For the past several weeks I have been featuring scenes from my alma mater, Hardin-Simmons University. Located in Abilene, Texas HSU proudly embraces its western heritage. One of the iconic groups on campus is the Six White Horses.  Each rider caries one of the six flags that have flown over Texas. The Six White Horses … Continue reading My World Tuesday: White Horse Center

ABC Wednesday: A is for Aggie Game

Howdy!!! The Big Guy is a graduate of  Texas A&M University. That's right he is an Aggie and is involved in our local A&M Club. A couple of years ago the Aggie baseball team  played at the University of Florida. Several A&M Clubs from throughout Florida converged on Gainesville for the game. The official gathering … Continue reading ABC Wednesday: A is for Aggie Game