Web Extra: George Gilchrist, San Patricio EC: “Abandoned gas station utilized local petrified wood as decorative and functional veneer. Folklore has it that during Prohibition, the station sold more moonshine than gas.”
Web Extra: Rick Roberson, United Cooperative Services: “Facing the western sky, this old home has witnessed many a sunset in the small town of Lingleville. This particular evening did not disappoint as the setting sun cast its glow onto the crumbling facade with the eastern clouds offering a stunning backdrop.”
Web Extra: Pat McNabb, Lea County EC: “There are so many old abandoned houses around our area as times changed and people moved away or moved to ‘town.’ Always makes me wish the walls could talk and tell the stories of the families and good times from long ago.”
The Black Heritage Society in Houston holds its annual Original MLK Day Parade January 21, starting in front of Minute Maid Park. The celebration continues after the parade with the MLK Jr. Taste of Houston festival, also at Minute Maid Park.
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