An Historical Gem Right In Our Back Yard May 26th 2017 My traveling companion, Loyd Bouton, and I decided to take a drive Saturday afternoon, May 20, 2017.
This was supposed to be a quick trip to the store and maybe some back roads driving, but soon became an all-day adventure. We found our way to Monument Hill State Park in La Grange.
Most of us, who have grown up in Texas, have heard about the Black Bean Death Lottery and why it took place. I ... read more
North America » United States » Texas » La Grange Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
My name is Shelly Pope. I am the managing editor of a weekly newspaper in a small town in Texas.
Although I lived in Alaska for four years, Texas is where I was born and raised and there is no end of beauty and history to be found in this great state.
I have been writing for over 19 years for various news publications, but have found true joy in traveling and seeing the hidden treasures of Texas.
I have three girls who are spread out across the country with one in Portland, Oregon, one in Daytona, Florida and one in Arlington, Texas. I am also the proud grandmother of a beautiful baby girl... full info