Photographing Texas consists of modern-day images taken by our staff as they travel across Texas. Subjects include Texas scenery, wildlife, county courthouses, State Parks, National Parks, libraries, museums, historic sites, outdoor murals, architecture, monuments, and historic plaques -- a little bit of everything Texas!
The South Jetty is a newspaper that began publishing in Port Aransas, Nueces County, Texas in 1971. The paper features local, state, and national news as well as advertising. These issues of the South Jetty are presented by the Ellis Memorial Library.
The Greensheet is a free weekly newspaper for business and classified advertising. It was first published in Houston in 1970 and today it is published in Dallas, Harris, Tarrant, and Travis Counties.
The Texas Patents collection consists of United States patents filed by Texas inventors before 1900. A majority of the patents are for agricultural and industrial applications, such as seeding machines, harvesters, plows, wind and water propellers, and steam engines. Other inventions include timekeepers, remedies and firearms.
These issues represent Temple, Texas, shortly after its time of settlement in 1880, when it was a railroad construction camp, named "Temple Junction" by the company. The newspapers go up to 1923, representing growth in population from a railroad camp to a railway hub for the Sante Fe and Missouri, Kansas, and Texas lines.
In 2011, the Borger Branch of the Hutchinson County Library funded digitization and access to their historic newspaper collection of the Borger Daily Herald, which documents the town's economic boom from 1927-1941. Through the support of the Hutchinson County Library, over 7,800 pages of their historic newspaper are available on the Portal to Texas History.