July 24, 2015 – NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY – NATIONAL COUSIN’S DAY – NATIONAL THERMAL ENGINEER DAY – NATIONAL DRIVE-THRU DAY Smokey the Bear has his own zip code. It’s 20252. Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer. A snail can sleep for three years!
Today is NATIONAL REFRESHMENT DAY – NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY – NATIONAL VANILLA ICE CREAM DAY During the period of July 24-26, 1979, the Tropical Storm Claudette brought 45 inches of rain to an area near Alvin, Texas, contributing to more than $600 million in damages. Claudette produced the United States […]
July 22, 2015 – NATIONAL HAMMOCK DAY – NATIONAL PENUCHE FUDGE DAY – NATIONAL RAT CATCHER’S DAY The highest temperature ever recorded in Texas was 120° F in Seymour on August 12, 1936. The lowest temperature ever recorded was -23° F at Tulia in 1899 and at Seminole on February 8, […]
HUNT COUNTY NEWS TRIVIA What does a Bowie Knife and ‘Oscar’, the Academy Awards statue have in common? They were both named for Texans! The bowie knife is named after the Alamo hero Jim Bowie (1796-1836). His brother, Rezin, designed the hefty weapon. Oscar, the Academy Award statuette, was named […]