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Talk to TH: May 2011

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True Griff

Had to see TH Photography Editor Griff Smith’s exhibit at Sam Houston Memorial Museum. I’ve never seen a show where each picture was absolutely amazing. What talent, and what a great place for the exhibit to be—the Sam Houston Memorial complex was so fun! As a reader who hangs on every word, I thank you for the great weekends I’ve had so far because of your magazine.


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Please, please, travel Griff Smith’s Texas around the state. Griff—thanks for all you’ve done for Texas!


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EDITOR’S NOTE: Griff Smith’s Texas will remain at Huntsville’s Sam Houston Memorial Museum through June 30, 2011 ( Stay tuned to TH for details on future venues!

Historic Hotspot

I enjoyed reading Jennifer Babisak’s article on Nacogdoches [March]; Kevin Vandivier’s photos were fantastic. Also, don’t miss the Stone Fort Museum on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus, housed in a replica of the building where all the history of Nacogdoches began, as travelers and famous people stopped there on the way to other historical places and events in Texas.



EDITOR’S NOTE: Along with various incarnations as a private residence, trading post, church, jail, and saloon, the circa-1791 Old Stone Fort was also the site of four revolutionary actions. The structure, rebuilt in 1936 on the SFASU campus with stone from the original, is now a historical museum; 936/468-2408;

Ford’s Influence

Gene Fowler’s article on O’Neil Ford [Speaking of Texas, January] reminded me of the 35 years I enjoyed teaching in the Ford-designed Agnich Science Building at Greenhill School in Addison. The building, with its central courtyard complete with a massive live oak tree, was a constant reminder of our Southwest heritage. The physics lab, my home, stayed largely unchanged through two major building remodels.
When I retired, the school honored me with a plaque just outside the lab, designating it the “Skip Kilmer Physics Lab,” and I am proud that my name is associated, however tenuously, with an artist like Mr. Ford.


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A+ Break­fast in CC

We had breakfast at Andy’s Country Kitchen in Corpus Christi. I am not a fan of blueberry muffins, but I was eating theirs before I knew what they were—they were that good. They offer the usual breakfast menu, along with Tex-Mex items. Two toy trains run a track around the perimeter near the ceiling. We had to wait for a table on a Sunday morning, but it was well worth it.

K. SMITH, Marquez
Andy’s Country Kitchen is at 5802 S. Staples; 361/993-0251;

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