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DONNA HUNT: Butterfield Stage crossed Red River in 1858

While working on my never-ending project of reorganizing my little home office recently I found a chronology of the history of Grayson County. If I have written about it previously, it was a long time ago and locals may be like me and forget such information. Newcomers might like to know what’s been going on in Grayson County since about 1858 when the Butterfield Stage Line crossed Red River at Colbert’s Ferry into Texas. That’s a long first paragraph and I like shorter sentences.

DONNA HUNT: Cartoons stir memories

Last week while prowling around in an antique store I found a copy of a book that looked interesting. The title of the book is “Texas…the way it used to be” and it was written by Bill McClanahan, a cartoonist for the Dallas Morning News. It was published in 1968 and wasn’t expensive, so I bought it just for the novelty of it.

Man watched Hornsby play at home, in Cincinnati

A rearranging of the little office at my house has produced some early columns that deserve a rewrite today. One is a letter from Denisonian Ed Abshire who remembered watching the Denison great Rogers Hornsby play in Denison, then watching him play in Cincinnati after Abshire moved to that city.

DONNA HUNT: ‘Miracle’ machine introduced in 1985 was going to make life so much easier

Recently I ran across a column that I wrote in March 1985 talking about Denison Herald reporters getting a portable computer and what a time saver it was going to be. That was 30 years ago and as the saying goes there has been a lot of water over the spillway since then – pun intended.

DONNA HUNT: Three more Denison heroes recognized

On June 6, 2009, Denison had a special day when we honored three of our city’s heroes. A huge crowd turned out at the former railroad depot downtown and even the governor showed up to help pay recognition to T.V. Munson, who saved the grape orchards of France; former General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower who needs no further introduction; and our newest hero, Capt. Chesley Burnett “Sully” Sullenberger III, the pilot who saved 155 lives when his U.S. Airways Airbus ditched in the Hudson River outside New York City. All three were born in Denison.