A New Method of Determining Variations in Physical Properties of Oil in a Reservoir, with Application to the Scurry Reef Field, Scurry County, Texas

A New Method of Determining Variations in Physical Properties of Oil in a Reservoir, with Application to the Scurry Reef Field, Scurry County, Texas

Date: February 1955
Creator: Cook, Alton B.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over determining the properties of oil reserves. Details about the methods developed to determine these properties are presented. This report includes tables, maps, photographs, and illustrations.
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The Johnson-sims Feud: Romeo and Juliet, West Texas Style

The Johnson-sims Feud: Romeo and Juliet, West Texas Style

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Date: August 15, 2010
Creator: O'Neal, Bill
Description: In the early 1900s, two families in Scurry and Kent counties in West Texas united in a marriage of fourteen-year-old Gladys Johnson to twenty-one-year-old Ed Sims. Billy Johnson, the father, set up Gladys and Ed on a ranch, and the young couple had two daughters. But Gladys was headstrong and willful, and Ed drank too much, and both sought affection outside their marriage. A nasty divorce ensued, and Gladys moved with her girls to her father’s luxurious ranch house, where she soon fell in love with famed Texas Ranger Frank Hamer. When Ed tried to take his daughters for a prearranged Christmas visit in 1916, Gladys and her brother Sid shot him dead on the Snyder square teeming with shoppers. One of the best lawyers in West Texas, Judge Cullen Higgins (son of the old feudist Pink Higgins) managed to win acquittal for both Gladys and Sid. In the tradition of Texas feudists since the 1840s, the Sims family sought revenge. Sims’ son-in-law, Gee McMeans, led an attack in Sweetwater and shot Billy Johnson’s bodyguard, Frank Hamer, twice, while Gladys—by now Mrs. Hamer—fired at another assassin. Hamer shot back, killed McMeans, and was no-billed on the spot by a grand ...
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Paisanos: A Folklore Miscellany

Paisanos: A Folklore Miscellany

Date: 1978
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains a miscellany of Texas and Mexican folklore, including "folk tales, folklore in journalism, reflections on the lore of the past, and some analyses of folklore generally" (inside of the front cover).
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Texas and Southwestern Lore

Texas and Southwestern Lore

Date: 1927
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Texas and the Southwest, including ballads, cowboy songs, Native American myths, superstitions and other miscellaneous folk tales. It also contains the proceedings of the Texas Folklore Society. The index begins on page 243.
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Coyote Wisdom

Coyote Wisdom

Date: 1938
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Mexico and Texas, including animal folk stories, Navajo creation myths, discussions about folk characters, discussions about the philosophy of folklore, and other miscellaneous folk stories. The index begins on page 293.
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Petroleum Engineering Report, Big Spring Field and Other Fields in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico

Petroleum Engineering Report, Big Spring Field and Other Fields in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico

Date: November 1936
Creator: Carpenter, Charles B.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over petroleum engineering studies conducted in Texas and New Mexico. The results of the studies are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
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