Some people have long believed the famous “tramp” photo taken in downtown Dallas minutes after the shooting of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963 features a young Charles Harrelson, father of tv and movie actor Woody Harrelson and convicted assassin of a federal judge.
While his possible involvement in the Kennedy murder is debatable, there is no doubt Harrelson was a prolific killer-for-hire.
In November 1831, Jim Bowie went hunting for a “lost” silver mine but found instead a bunch of angry Indians. He left empty-handed but considered himself fortunate to still have his life and his scalp.
The fine folks at the Galveston Bookshop are hosting a book-signing for Bartee from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Bartee will be there in person to autograph copies of his latest book “Unforgettable Texans” and talk about anything under the Lone Star sun.
The Galveston Bookshop is located at 317 23rd Street a couple of blocks from The Strand.
After keeping Texas waiting for seven long years, the U.S. secretary of state informed the Republic’s minister on November 10, 1843 that Washington was finally ready to reopen annexation talks. But Texans were again left out in the cold, when the Senate slammed the door in their faces.
Contrary to popular belief, the office of lieutenant governor is not an automatic short-cut to the top in Texas politics. Of the forty-four men who have held the number-two post, only a baker’s dozen won a promotion to the governor’s mansion.
In the long history of the National Football League (NFL), only a handful of quarterbacks have thrown seven touchdown passes in a single game. Two of them are from Texas: Y.A. Tittle and Adrian Burk. The combined stories of the Marshall and Mexia natives make for a great read!
Never heard of Fort Lipantitlan? It was a mud fortress on the Nueces River manned by a Mexican government garrison in the early days of the Texas Revolution. A small company of rebels was ordered to take the out-of-the-way objective, but the mission did not quite go as planned.
The Barnes & Noble bookstore in the Champions Village Shopping Center at 5303 FM 1960 in Houston will hold a book-signing for Bartee’s new book Unforgettable Texans on Saturday, October 14. Starting at noon, Bartee will be there in person to autograph your book and answer any questions you might have about his books, newspaper column and Texas history in general.
In late July 2017, The History Press published Unforgettable Texans, Bartee’s fourth book for the Charleston-based publishing house. This collection of forty biographies illustrated with rare photographs sheds much-deserved light on once famous but now forgotten figures from the Lone Star past.
To order your very own copy of Unforgettqble Texans personally autographed by the author go to the “General Store” on this website.
Both the “Houston Press” and “Houstonia Magazine” interviewed Bartee in the past month or so about his latest book Texas Boomtowns: A History of Blood and Oil. Click on the links below and read what he had to say for yourself.
“New Book Spills Salacious Tales of Drugs, Hookers and Wildcatting” in the Houston Press
“There Will Be Blood (and Oil)” in Houstonia Magazine.