Monthly Archives: June 2017

Peniel, a Separate, Incorporated, and Religious Town

Several years ago a historical marker relating to the history of the Peniel community northwest of Greenville was destroyed. Rumors floated around that it was stored somewhere in Peniel, but after an intensive search, the Hunt County Historical Commission decided … Continue reading

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Vigilantism in an Extremely Volatile Environment

Last week I wrote about an event that occurred in northeast Hunt County in 1844, prior to the creation of Hunt County. After several thefts and at least three murders, settlers in the vicinity took the law into their own … Continue reading

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Does the End Justify the Means?

Does the end justify the means? This age old question is at the core of today‚Äôs article and the one I plan to write next week. Comments are welcome. By 1839 Anglos hoping to claim land along the Red River … Continue reading

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Who Killed Clarence Glass?

On the evening of December 8, 1916, an unknown assailant fatally shot Clarence A. Glass in Point, Texas. More than a century later, the murder still remains unsolved and probably long since forgotten. The First National Bank of Point employed … Continue reading

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