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Ice in the Forecast?

Some of the stuff we looked into while you were reading last month’s issue

Nasty Norther

The coldest temperature ever recorded in Texas happened in mid-February—but it wasn’t during our recent icy winters.

On February 12, 1899, it dipped to minus 23 degrees in the Panhandle town of Tulia. This was during a norther that killed 40,000 cattle across the state overnight. In February 1933 thermometers also fell to minus 23 in Seminole in West Texas.

Ice in the form of a diamond ring can melt hearts.

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Will You … ?

Many wedding experts refer to the time from Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day as “engagement season,” with as many as 40% of proposals happening during these months.


A First 50 Years Ago

Barbara Allen Rainey, the daughter of a career naval officer, was designated the first female naval aviator in history in ceremonies at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi on February 22, 1974.