Category Archives: Magazines

Hernandez Hnos 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book

I just wanted to share with you an email that Bob Hernadez sent me about a month ago. I know that this email will be of interest to anyone that is interested in Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Since the images that Bob shares with us are very valuable to our history. Specially if your genealogy research has led you to the convent of San Francisco, this album includes a photo of it. It also contains two maps of Monterrey one of 1836 and the other of 1905. It is also invaluable to the descendants of the Hernandez Brothers.

cut out of a one of the pages:

Album Conmemorativo del 50 aniversario de la fundacion de la casa de sucesores de hernadez hnos

Here is the email:

Hi Moises. Thanks for all you do, I really enjoy it.

Except for my mother’s side, namely the Ybarguens, who lived in Durango, DGO since the late 1600’s or before, some of my father’s side were “newcomers” to Mexico who came from the Basque Country and settled in Nuevo Leon about the mid-1800’s.

The first Carlist War in Spain in the late 1830’s caused my great grandfather’s brother, Mariano Hernandez Luengas, to set out for the New World. Eventually he found himself in Monterrey and invested with other Monterrey industrialists to form the earliest textile mills in Nuevo Leon. His brothers eventually arrived from Vizcaya and they formed a company known as Hernandez Hermanos, with operations in Monterrey, Matamoros, Nuevo Laredo, Brownsville and Lerdo, DGO. They had a store in Monterrey known as La Reinera, with the 1905 building still standing at the corner of Morelos and Paras.

I found your website via a reference to one of my images from this post:

http://www.wearecousins.info/2013/01/location-of-convent-of-san-francisco-monterrey-an-email-from-george-p-cervantes/

The particular reference is only part of a larger photo album / book printed in 1905 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Hernandez Hermanos company. In there, you will see historical maps and photos of Monterrey, plus a written history of the company.

You can find the entire set here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/9302991@N05/sets/72157618743681920

(you may need to scroll down to see the original captions that are not a part of the images). Your readers may enjoy the various images if they are interested in Monterrey history.

Again, thanks for what you do.

I wonder if any of my ancestors ever bought or wore clothes made with the textiles that this company would make. If you are interested in contacting bob let me know, I can forward your message to him. Let us know in the comments section of this post what you liked about this resource/album.

How Lights Came To South Texas, South Texas History Volume 1 Issue 6

This is the 6th issue in Volume one of the South Texas History magazine published by the Jim Hogg County Enterprise, published on May 29, 2013. As i have mentioned before If you are interested in Hebbronville, surrounding communities, and its genealogy you definitely have to check this issue out.

I also highly recommend that you check out the story of J.T. Canales. Part 3 of four is within the pages of this issue. I hope that on a latter post I can get to have links to all of the parts of the J.T. Canales and the Texas Ranger Investigation. Continue reading

Judge Agapito “Cuate” Molina, South Texas History Volume 1 Issue 5

Another great issue of the South Texas History magazine published by the Jim Hogg County Enterprise, this is the fifth issue published on April 24, 2013. If you are interested in Hebbronville, surrounding communities, and its genealogy you definitely have to check this issue out. Continue reading

Somos Primos 157th Online Issue is Out

Yesterday I received an email from Mimi Lozano advising that the Somos Primos 157th Online Issue was out. Bellow you will find the email in it’s entirety and the link at the very top is where you can go to read this issue. I am sharing this since I know that it is of great interest to many of you and also it contains many articles about South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. This issue also contains genealogical information and may be able to help you in your Genealogy research. Continue reading

Remembering Hebbronville When… – South Texas History Volume 1 Issue 3

Here is another great issue of the South Texas History magazine published by the Jim Hogg County Enterprise, this is the third issue published on February 27, 2013. If you are interested in Hebbronville and its genealogy you definitely have to check this issue out. Your ancestors might be mentioned. It contains 17 articles and 17 photos by Cynthia G. Gutierrez. Continue reading

100 Years of Jim Hogg County History – South Texas History Volume 1 Issue 1

I don’t remember how I came across this publication “South Texas History” but I am glad that I came across it. So far there are 8 published Issues. In the future two months I will be posting one each week on this blog.

South Texas History is published once per month and it’s purpose is to publish History about South Texas including photographs and family stories. The reason that I am sharing this Magazine with you all is because you never know, you might find your ancestors listed within the pages of this magazine. Continue reading

Heritage Magazine – A Magazine From The Texas Historical Foundation

Since 1954 The Texas Historical Foundation has been publishing stories and history about Texas in their magazine named Heritage Magazine. There is a subscription fee but it is your choice if you want to subscribe.

The purpose of this short blog post is to make you aware that all their past issues are online and available for free at The Portal to Texas History.

If you are into Texas history this is an excellent resource. I have already read several of the magazines and they are excellent. Don’t take my work for it check them out yourself.


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The Medallion – Texas Historical Commission’s Official Magazine

Just wanted to let you know about The Medallion the official magazine of the Texas Historical Commission. You can check their website here, Texas Historical Commission.

You can subscribe for free to receive issues as they are printed. I subscribed and within a week I had a Packet with the latest three issues. Found out that a nearby 1950’s Fruit Company was designated as a historical site. The Magazine is rich in Texas history and you never know your ancestors might even be featured there.

If you can’t wait for your issues, you can always read the current or past issues on their website.

Copyright © Moises Garza. All rights reserved. Article may be reused for any purpose, and it is encouraged, as long as it is non-commercial use and it includes this notice. An effort has been made to use materials that provide credit to author or rights holder. If you find anything that should not be listed in this article contact me at moisesgarza@gmail.com

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