Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Election Day in Eastland
Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Election Day in EastlandElection Day in the North Texas town of Eastland in the early 1890s.This photo was sent in by Janice Chambers. Her great-great-grandfather, W. Q. Connellee, was mayor of Eastland at this time. Janice did not indicate if he is in this photo, nor do we know the specific date. Election Day must have been a big thing in Eastland back then, a time to put on your best clothes, break out the musical instruments, and celebrate!texashighways.com
Horny toads are disappearing. Can they be saved?
And a Texas horned lizard. Also called horny toads and horned frogs because of their squat, flat bodies, they are, in fact, lizards. They drove out the native, less aggressive harvester ants, which make up the bulk of horned lizards’ diet. But the history of many classic cartoons is not well-documented, he said, and there just might be some tie to the Texas horny toad. The cartoon suggests there might be hope for the Texas horned lizard after all.latimes.com