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A Museum of History and Art in historic Lipscomb, Texas
Map 13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
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September 18, 2016

by Virginia Scott


I did not write a column last week due to fact that I was out of town the week before to attend a reunion of some of my high school girlfriends. It is a group we call the Borger Babes and we try to meet once a year to celebrate our lives. It is fun but exhausting.

I made it back and was back to the museum on Wednesday to check up with the happening.

We are in the final stages of planning for our annual fundraiser set for Saturday, October 22 at 6:30 pm at the Lipscomb School here in Lipscomb. Tickets are $25 per person. Please mark your calendars and call the museum to reserve tickets or come by to purchase. It promises to be fun. We are collecting items for the live auction. If you have an item, call us and we will be happy to come and collect the item.

The board for the museum and the historical commission will meet on October 5 at 2:30 pm. The public is welcome to attend.


In the August 26, 1887 issue of the Panhandle Interstate , the paper reported the following:

A man named Kinzel, who some time ago located a hundred and sixty acres of land on Healy Bros. range in the Neutral Strip, and who never tried to do anything else but incur the displeasure of his neighbors, and make himself most disagreeable and ornery in general, was killed one day last week by a neighbor named John Rief. The cause which led to the killing was follows: Said Kinsel was in the habit of poisoning and shooting all cattle and horses which chanced to stray on his claim, and in this manner had disposed of several head of stock belonging to his various neighbors. Three cows belonging to John Rief had strayed onto Kinzel's claim, when they were given some poisonous drug and soon after died from the effects. Upon discovering his loss, Rief mounted a horse and armed with a double-barrelled shotgun rode to the claim of Kinzel, where the two met, and after a few words were exchanged, the play ended by Rief firing a charge of shot in the body of Kinzel, causing instant death. No charges filed at time of report.

Life in the ole west and early Panhandle.

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