Monthly Archive: September 2016

Texana Thursday: The Santa Anna Capture Site

Many Texas historical sites—the Alamo, for example—also serve as popular tourist attractions. They are there for your viewing, enjoyment, and reflection. Nobody would mistake the Santa Anna Capture Site as a tourist attraction. But its importance to Texas, and the…
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Texana Thursday: Dwight Eisenhower, Texan

People remember Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) as the general who led the Western Allies to victory in Europe during World War II. He was one of five American generals to earn five-star rank. People also remember Eisenhower as the 34th president…
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Texana Thursday: Galveston’s Most Famous Shipwreck

If you’ve been on the ferry between Port Bolivar and Galveston Island…or you’ve been on Pelican Island, visiting Seawolf Park…or if you’re flying over Galveston Bay at a high altitude…or even, if you look in the right spot using Google…
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Why Your Web Site Must Be Mobile-Friendly

Recently I helped a fellow author redesign and update her web site in support of her new children’s book. The site has lots of content, and had only been maintained since it was launched in 2013. After many hours, the…
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Are Brochures Worth the Money?

For all the attention paid to digital marketing, the printed brochure remains one of the most useful and versatile marketing tools available. Brochures help a company establish its corporate identity. Companies spend money to project an identity. Brochures play an…
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Texana Thursday: The Shamrock Hilton

A few years ago, I attended a Houston history panel discussion in which the topic was the fate of the Astrodome. It remains a timely topic because of the Astrodome’s historical significance. It is also timely because the Astrodome represented…
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