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Restored Harris County Documents Shed New Light on the Slocum Massacre

Posted on · In July of 1910, violence broke out in the East Texas farming community of Slocum. Numerous African Americans were killed by whites. But the details of exactly what happened are murky. Newspaper reports from the time say between eight and 22 people were killed. Other accounts suggest the total could be far higher — more […]

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Road Kill: Texas Horror By Texas Writers

Posted on · Brazos Bookstore recently hosted some Texas authors whose writing is part of a collection of horror stories from across the state. Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers features tales from more than a dozen authors, with topics ranging from a body farm to the Grim Reaper. Texas author E.R. Bills is co-editor of the anthology. He […]