The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 90, July 1986 - April, 1987 Page: 94
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family has been involved with Dallas schools since 1899, when her
mother enrolled in Columbian Elementary School. Both her father and
her husband have taught in the Dallas public schools. Rumbley effec-
tively weaves her family's memories and the reminiscences of other
graduates of this school system with a retelling of the system's past.
Those who attended Dallas schools and those interested in the history
of Texas education will enjoy this book, which sells for $18.95.
The Hill Junior College Press has republished Texas in the War, I86 -
1865. The original compilation was made by General Marcus J. Wright,
the only Confederate to help compile the Official Records of the Civil
War. This third printing has been edited and annotated by Colonel
Harold B. Simpson and includes 130 photographs of Confederate Tex-
ans, Order from the press at P.O. Box 619, Hillsboro 76645; each copy
The Wright Press has added to its list of publications about north-
eastern Texas. The x85o Combined Census of Lamar-Red River Counties
contains a combined alphabetical listing of residents of these counties
and separate listings by household number for each county. By 1850
this area had 917 families listed, with about 5,280 individual residents.
The second volume of A. W. Neville's collected Paris News articles is also
available from the press. Each of these books costs $20; order from the
Wright Press, P.O. Box 94, Paris 75460.
In Austin the students of Bedichek, Dobie, Lamar, Martin, and Pearce
junior high schools have produced The Printout Jr., a compendium of
their writings and opinions. The most recent issue we have seen con-
tains several short pieces on the Indians of Texas. The students and
their teachers are to be congratulated on this product that hones writ-
ing skills and the tools of historical research.
Ray Hollis made and lost fortunes while pulling down decaying ho-
tels, mansions, and other buildings of Texas. In Wreckin' Texas he
presents his reminiscences of the years when he removed thirteen
blocks of downtown Fort Worth at once, and tore down assorted show-
places throughout West Texas. Written with Sam Pendergrast, a long-
time editor and publisher in West Texas, the book is available from
Eakin Press (P.O. Box 23066, Austin 78735).
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 90, July 1986 - April, 1987, periodical, 1986/1987; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117152/m1/120/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.