Did an East Texas Preacher Beat the Wright Brothers Into the Sky?

October 18, 2022 | By Paul McDonnold

The turn of the 20th century was a time of technological dreams. The harnessing of petroleum had spawned the automobile, as well as the hope for something greater—powered, controlled flight.

Amid Drought, the Texas Peach Crop Is Arriving Later—and Sweeter—Than Usual

August 2, 2022 | By John Lumpkin

Better late than never. That sums up the Texas peach crop in 2022. After a slow start this summer, succulent freestones are hitting the shelves of family-owned fruit stands throughout the state in ample supplies that may last through September.

A Weekend in Pittsburg

October 15, 2017 | By Wes Ferguson

In Pittsburg, the hot links are plump, mermaids abound far from the sea, and a Baptist preacher invented a flying contraption that got off the ground a full year before the Wright Brothers made their famous first flight.

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