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White House On Texas Secession: No ‘Right To Walk Away’

The White House has responded to a petition to allow Texas to secede by saying the Founding Fathers who created the Union “did not provide a right to walk away from it.”

01/14/2013

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Texas Secession Petitioner Talks About Why He Wrote It

The curtain has been pulled back on who the mysterious ‘Micah H.’ of White House petition fame actually is.

11/14/2012

25th United States Colored Troops, Company C or G at Camp William Penn in February 1864. (credit: People of the University of Virginia)

Texas Historian Highlights Roles Of Black Civil War Vets

Blacks fought in the Civil War, surprisingly on the side of the Confederacy, many of them from Texas, Palestine historian Norris White Jr. said his research shows. They are the “black forgotten Confederates.”

09/03/2012

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Texas Judge Preparing For ‘Civil War’ If Obama Re-Elected

A West Texas leader is warning of what he calls a ‘civil war’ and a possible invasion of United Nations troops if President Barack Obama is re-elected.

08/22/2012

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Perry Once Defended Confederate Symbols

When a campaign stepped up 11 years ago to remove the Confederate flag from government buildings, it found an opponent in Rick Perry.

10/04/2011

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Confederate Flag License Plate Sparks Debate

Would you buy a license plate with a Confederate flag on it? State officials are looking at possibly launching a plate honoring Civil War veterans.

06/23/2011

Several of an estimated 27,000 'Lost Boys', now in North Texas, who were torn from their families by civil war in Sudan. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Lost For So Long, War Orphans Now Call DFW Home

Imagine thousands of young boys left orphaned by a terrible war. Hungry and desperate, they wander the deserts of Africa for years. But happily, a few of these ‘Lost Boys’ have grown into men, with the help of some North Texans.

06/21/2011

Ron Chilton, a blind cannon maker who lives in Alvarado and was asked to make a commemorative cannon for the city's park.

Blind Cannon Craftsman Honors North Texas Veterans

If anyone has an eye for history, it’s Ron Chilton. From about 75 miles northwest of Dallas at his home in Alvord, Chilton sands away time and measures the past in calibers.

03/28/2011

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Texas Civil War Message Opened

A glass vial stopped with a cork during the Civil War has been opened, revealing a coded message to the desperate Confederate commander in Vicksburg on the day the Mississippi city fell to Union forces 147 years ago.

12/25/2010