Bluebonnet became Texas' state flower in 1901

GREG GRANT, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Bluebonnets have been loved since man first trod the flower-strewn prairies of Texas. Indians wove fascinating folk tales around them. The early Spanish priests gathered the seeds and grew them around their missions. This practice gave rise to the myth that the padres had brought the plant from Spain, but…

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Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton spoke to the Smith County Republican Club for its Presidents Day Dinner on March 14 at The Cascades. Bolton told the attendees that domestic policy and foreign policy are linked, and that isolationism “leads to a more unstable world.” - Photos By Don

IN Focus: Texas College Legacy Scholarship Fundraiser 03.10.17

Texas College presented its ninth annual Legacy Scholarship Fundraiser on March 10 at Harvey Convention Center. The evening included dinner and presentation of 2017 Legacy honorees to five members of the community who have shown commitment to Texas College, Tyler and East Texas. - Photos By Chelsea

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