Ross Sterling, Exxon

Ross Shaw Sterling (February 11, 1875 – March 25, 1949) 31st Governor of Texas from 1931 to 1933.  Sterling organized the Humble Oil Company that would grow to become Exxon..

Council House Fight in San Antonio 1840

Council House Fight in San Antonio.  3-19-1840 Penateka Comanches, including 33 chiefs, meet with officials of the Texas government in San Antonio to negotiate a peace treaty. Believing the Comanches to have reneged on a promise to release all white prisoners, the Texans take the chiefs prisoner. During the Council House fight that followed, 35 Comanches and seven Texans are killed.

Dad Joiner

March 12, 1860 – Columbus Dad Joiner, who finds the East Texas Oil Field, is born in Alabama.

San Antonio, Canary Island Settlement

The beginning of the city of San Antonio as a civil settlement in the province of Tejas is generally recognized as the arrival of 16 families consisting of 55 immigrants from the Canary Islands. 

The group marched overland to the presidio of San Antonio de Béxar, where they arrived at eleven o’clock on March 9, 1731 a full year after their departure from the Canary Islands.
 
Maria Rosa Padrón was the first baby born of Canary Islander descent in San Antonio.

Preston Smith

March 08, 1912 – Gov. Preston Smith is born in Corn Hill.

Dancer Cyd Charisse

3-8-1921 Dancer Cyd Charisse, known for her talents in ballet and movie performances opposite Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire, is born in Amarillo.

First US Air Force Flight

3-2-1910 Lt. Benjamin D. Foulois makes the first military air flight in a Wright brothers plane at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. The seven-and-a-half-minute flight marks the shaky beginnings of the U.S. Air Force.

TexasGrand's HorseRanch Sauce

TexasGrand’s HorseRanch Sauce.  Great to dip your broccoli florets or if you are on high protein diet, your beef roll-ups.

Mix your favorite ranch salad dressing with some sour cream horse radish to taste.  I like about 50/50.

Dip your broccoli florets or other veggies in TexasGrand’s HorseRanch Sauce.

Wrap thin sliced roast beef available in the deli or lunch meat section around cheese sticks (I like cheddar or mozzarella) microwave 20 seconds.  Dip in TexasGrand’s Horseranch Sauce

John Connally, 2-27-1917

John Connally, governor of Texas from 1963 to 1969, is born near Floresville, 2-27-1917. Connally was seriously wounded during the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas.

Texas Record Snow

2-20-1971 Up to 26 inches of snow falls in the Panhandle during a paralyzing blizzard that left three people dead and caused $3.1 million in property and livestock losses.