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Dromgoole: Small-town life featured in folklore
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Mon, Jan 26, 2015 - 11:47am

The Texas Folklore Society and the University of North Texas Press have joined forces to publish two books about small-town life in Texas. Each is $19.95 hardcover.

“Short Call: Snippets from the Smallest Places in Texas” by Joyce Gibson Roach includes stories set in the fictional town of Turtle, Texas, as well as some personal essays by Roach about her real life hometown, friends and kinfolk.

One of my favorites in the book concerns the Turtle Chamber of Commerce members devising a list of things to do in Turtle. They came up with 10, including watching the stars on moonless nights, borrowing a book from the...

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UNT placing film from NBC 5 on Texas History archives
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Mon, Jan 26, 2015 - 11:38am

In the early days of news on NBC 5/KXAS-TV, the anchors read from scripts as black-and-white footage appeared on television screens, to explain the story to viewers. “The Texas News” program on what was then WBAP-TV was the first newscast in Texas and the SouthwestThe University of North Texas Libraries will preserve almost 30 years of the station’s news footage from 1950 to 1979 and the original broadcast scripts on the Portal to Texas History, which the libraries created to provide online access to historic materials from archives, historical societies, small and large libraries, museums and private collections from all areas...

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Eight decades of Sentinel editions available through library website
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Thu, Jan 22, 2015 - 12:23pm

More than eight decades of Seminole and Gaines County history is now available at the click of a computer link.

 

The Gaines County Library is offering 82 years of the Seminole Sentinel, in a searchable format, through the Portal to Texas History, a link on the library’s website,  http://wtls.tsl.state.tx.us/seminole.

 

Now, instead of loading a reel of microfilm onto a reader and slowly scrolling page by page through our local newspaper, hunting for a topic, picture, obituary, school news, or city/county records, a search term can be typed into a single search box for a split-second...

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UNT to digitize Burleson Star
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Mon, Jan 19, 2015 - 11:35am

The Burleson Star and its sister publications will soon be forever preserved via a digitization process being conducted by the University of North Texas.  Burleson Heritage Foundation immediate past president Dale Dexheimer has been hard at work for several weeks sorting and moving old newspaper copies from the Burleson Star's former location. After sorting is complete, representatives from UNT will pick up the copies and transfer them to a climate-controlled storage facility in anticipation of grant funding that will allow the digitization process to begin."This is a really exciting opportunity for me – obviously...

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Want to time travel? UNT, KXAS have a new portal
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Thu, Jan 15, 2015 - 10:35am

Before TiVo, Hulu, your cellphone and Netflix there was the miracle of television.

In those Wild West days of early television, anchors read from typewritten script with black-and-white footage, painstakingly edited from film, played on the screen. At what is now NBC 5/KXAS-TV, “The Texas News” program, on what was then WBAP-TV, was the first newscast in Texas and the Southwest.

Now you can view or, if you’re old enough, relive, those days. The University of North Texas Libraries will preserve almost 30 years of the station’s news footage from 1950 to 1979 and the original broadcast scripts on the Portal to...

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