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Homer Thornberry portrait

Homer Thornberry portrait

Date: December 4, 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Homer Thornberry, wearing a suit.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Little girl with adults]

[Little girl with adults]

Date: July 6, 1948
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Photo of a little girl with adults. Austin, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[George Feris home in Richmond, Texas]

[George Feris home in Richmond, Texas]

Date: 1855
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph (copy) of the George Feris home in Richmond, Texas. Back of photo as written by Homer Sharp (in black ink): "This picture was taken from the original, of The Old Doctor George Feris Home here in Richmond. This house was located between the end of Myrtle Street and Preston Street. Mrs. Frazar's Home is located on or near the spot where this old home was. Her home has got all the old lumber and some of the bricks in it, or part of the lumber and bricks the old home had in it. Dr. George Feris had two boys in the Jaybird Woodpecker Feud. Keene Feris and Yandell Feris, Keene Feris is the daddy of Mrs. Frazar and her sister Aunt Bessie Homner. Aunt Bessie let me have the original picture to make this copy. Dr. Feris is standing by the house in the front of the home and Aunt Bessie said she didn't know the names of the people on the upper porch, But was the Feris family. She didn't know when the picture was taken, or where the house was built, But the bricks was hauled from Galveston in ox wagons and she thought the lumber came ...
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Home of Sheriff C. W. Parnell]

[Home of Sheriff C. W. Parnell]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a home that was lived in by Sheriff C. W. Parnell. As written on back of photo in red ink by Homer Sharp: "Sheriff C.W. Parnell, was Sheriff 1894 was replaced by Sheriff W.M. Darst-1895&96- In 1897-98 &99 He was Sheriff again. This is a picture of his home or at least he lived in this house. House was torn down several years ago, a trailer park is now there." Photograph is of the northwest corner of a one and a half story white wooden house with a small porch in front. The back of the house has a screened (add-on) porch. Large oak tree to far left. Bare tree and signs (center of photo) near corner of street, trees in back yard.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Homer Riley at Desk]

[Homer Riley at Desk]

Date: July 10, 1940
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Photograph of Homer Riley sitting at desk. The desk and room are covered with newspapers. His foot is in the desk drawer. There is a microphone on the desk with the letters "KNOW".
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Homer Garrison with medal]

[Homer Garrison with medal]

Date: July 2, 1951
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Photo of Homer Garrison, Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, holding medal. Austin, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
81st Texas Legislature, House Concurrent Resolution, House Bill 129

81st Texas Legislature, House Concurrent Resolution, House Bill 129

Date: May 6, 2009
Creator: Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives.
Description: Concurrent resolution introduced by the Texas House of Representatives and Senate relating to in memory of Clyde Helms of Paris.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 4685, Vetoed

81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 4685, Vetoed

Date: June 19, 2009
Creator: Texas. Governor (2000- : Perry)
Description: Proclamation issued by Governor Rick Perry vetoing a bill passed by the Texas House of Representatives relating to the County Court of Titus County.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 4519, Chapter 1332

81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 4519, Chapter 1332

Date: June 19, 2009
Creator: Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives.
Description: Bill introduced by the Texas House of Representatives relating to standards for independent review organizations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 4139, Chapter 1011

81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 4139, Chapter 1011

Date: June 19, 2009
Creator: Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives.
Description: Bill introduced by the Texas House of Representatives relating to the powers and duties of the Hopkins County Hospital District.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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